Singapore Coach Excellence
The Singapore Coach Excellence (SG-Coach) Programme is an enhanced training and development pathway for all coaches in the community, clubs or high performance sport programmes. The aim is to establish a training and development system to develop high quality and professional coaches. Coaches trained in this programme will gain multi-dimensional skills in the area of sports science, coaching, life skills, evidence-based practices and will be able to promote social values and principles. The SG-Coach Programme replaces the National Coaching Accreditation Programme (NCAP) since 27 March 2015. As all existing NCAP certificates remain valid, obtaining accreditation from NCAP to SG-Coach is NOT required. Coaches will now be able to enroll in required certification courses based on course availability and their interests rather than a prescribed, sequential order.
The programme consists of 3 progressive phases targeted at various development levels (Foundation SG-Coach Development, National SG-Coach Development and Master SG-Coach Development) with 2 main components. The two main components are:
Theory – covers the general principles of coaching such as sport pedagogy, fundamental movement skills, sport safety and management, effective communication, Singapore sports eco-system as well as impartation of values and principles. The course is conducted with a mixture of classroom-based and workshop-based teaching. Assessment comes in form of both assignment and examination.
Technical – covers the sport specific considerations such as sport demands, specific training methodologies, techniques, and sport strategies. The course is conducted with a mixture of classroom-based and workshop-based teaching. Assessment may comes in forms of assignment, demonstration, and/or examination