Resources for Volunteers and Coaches

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Bowling Athlete with Volunteers

At Special Olympics PEI we want to help our coaches become the best they can be. To this end, we offer the following resources to our coaches:

REMINDER: Volunteer Coach on-boarding process and Special Olympics requirements outlined in our current policies

    • Submit Annual Volunteer Form.
    • Submit Criminal Record Check (age 18+ only) every year for the first 3 years, and every 3 years for volunteers who are active 3+ years. 
    • New Volunteers must complete the Online SOPEI Orientation.
    • All volunteers that are designated as head/assistant coaches in your program must complete required NCCP training – Head Coaches (within 1 year) Assistant Coaches (within 2 years).

Upcoming Courses and Coach Resources:

SOPEI Online Volunteer Orientation

When: Ongoing (Only required once by each registered member)
Due: 3 months after becoming a registered volunteer
Required by: all volunteers in any role since 2014 (all members encouraged to take for PD opportunity)

Event Location:
Special Olympics Canada's Online Volunteer Orientation

Here are the steps you will need to take:

  1.    Create an account at
    2.       Follow the instructions in the registration confirmation e-mail that you receive
    3.       Click on “Begin your Training” from the home screen
    4.       Click 1st Module called “Introduction & Overview”
    5.       There are 4 modules to complete, a new one will appear after the completion of the previous module


Standard first aid

When: April 4, 2020 (9am-5pm)
Deadline to register: March 27, 2020

Event Location: 40 Enman Crescent, Room 125 in Charlottetown, PE (Same building as SOPEI Office)
Minimum: 10 Coaches
Max: 20 Coaches

Cost: Free

Making Ethical Decisions

When: Ongoing - anytime
Required by: EVERYONE (Head Coaches within 1 year and Assistant Coaches within 2 years)
Important: this course is included in the required Sport Technical for Curling, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Cross Country Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Softball, 5-pin, 10-pin, Rhythmic Gymnastics, and Swimming
Evaluation: once this course is completed you are required to complete your evaluation online to complete certification; follow the steps below:
1. You will need to click here to -> Log-in to The Locker (if you need your NCCP# and password, I can get that information) and…
2. Select the “eLearning” option from the main screen or drop-down menu on the right hand side of the screen.
3. Select the Learn to Train stage in the LTAD list You will have unlimited attempts at obtaining a passing grade of 75%. 

Event Location: online


When: Ongoing
Not Required but suggested resources for managing risk at program and competitions.
More Details: Visit the CAC website 


When: Ongoing
Not Required but suggested resources for managing risk at program and competitions.
More Details: Visit website for courses


When: Ongoing
Upcoming NCCP Courses offered in PEI
Coaching Resource Links

NCCP Multi-Sport Super Weekend:

An NCCP Super Weekend will be held on May 15-17, 2020. All NCCP Multi-sport courses will be offered free of charge to the participants from all PSO’s that are in good standing with the Province. Canada Games Sports will have priority for all funding except the NCCP Multi Sport Super Weekend where any PSO may have coaches attend. This is a weekend event, where you can receive training in the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) in a number of different contexts under one roof! The weekend affords coaches—from high performance to grassroots—with an opportunity to gain leadership and decision-making skills, opening doors to new opportunities in both coaching and life.

  1. Friday May 15, 2020 - Managing Conflict
  2. Saturday May 16, 2020 - Developing Athletic Abilities, Basic Mental Skills, Empower
  3. Sunday May 17, 2020 - Prevention and Recovery, Make Ethical Decisions


NCCP Upcoming Courses

When: Ongoing
Coaching Association of Canada Course Calender


SIRC Online Concussion ResourceS

When: Ongoing
Not Required but suggested resources
For more information, or to express interest in further training, email Matthew McNally 

#CoachingToolKit – NCCP Inspired Coaching Tips

When: Ongoing (updated with new resources bi-monthly)
Not Required but suggested resources
Quick tips for coaches at all levels and abilities inspired by NCCP
More Details: Visit the #CoachingToolKit website 

Social Media 101 for Coaches

When: Ongoing

Not Required but suggested resources
More Details: Visit the Website  


Learn More!

If you have additional questions, please visit our FAQ for Volunteers and Coaches page, or give us a call at 902-368-8919.