Join our Coaching Staff

Our non-profit club operates because of great volunteers like you!

If you have some interest in football, want to spend more time with your child on the field, or just enjoy helping youth in our community - we welcome you to complete a Raiders Coach Application.

We provide training and welcome all levels of experience to join us on the field.

*Note that all approved coaching staff must complete a criminal record check and review and sign the Raiders Coaching Code of Conduct. 

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Football Canada/BCPFA -  Coaching Training Requirements

In addition to signing up to be a Raiders Coach, our governing bodies have outlined the requirements for being on the field as a coach. Find below some helpful information and links if you are interested in starting your coaching journey with the Comox Valley Raiders! Please reach out if you'd like to speak to us about how to get involved:

1. Register for an NCCP#

Free, quick and easy registration for all Canadians involved in coach education. Having an NCCP number will allow you to coach for any sport in Canada. If you already have one, you can skip this step!

5-10 minutes

2. Making Head Way E-Learning

This NCCP module is a requisite for coaching football in BC and throughout Canada.

These concussion awareness resources have been developed as part of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s “Active & Safe” initiative and are designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of your athletes.

60 Minutes

3. Safe Sport Training

This module is a requisite for coaching football in BC and throughout Canada.

Creating a culture where everyone can thrive is a shared responsibility. Safe Sport Training was developed to help anyone involved in sport — whether you have direct contact with athletes or work in the background — to promote physical, psychological, and social health, in line with the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport.

4. NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Training

The National Coaching Certification (NCCP) offers coaches the opportunity for training and evaluation in ethical decision-making through the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions training, and online evaluation.

By successfully completing the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions training, coaches will be fully equipped to handle ethical situations with confidence and surety. The training helps coaches identify the legal, ethical, and moral implications of difficult situations that present themselves in the world of team and individual sport.

5. Novice Coach Training

The BCPFA requires that all coaches complete the components of the Novice Coach Training.

To complete the Novice Coach Program a coach will now need complete the following:

  • Making Head Way in Football (Via NCCP Coach Locker) - FREE
  • Safe Sport (Via NCCP Coach Locker) – FREE
  • Make Ethical Decisions (MED) - club reimbursed cost
  • Football Canada Online Component

6. Get the App!

Download the Football Canada app - includes information to plan, prepare and deliver the best on-field experience for every player!

Check out Some of our Other Volunteer Opportunities

Some of our great Coaching Staff Over the years!