2021 Canada Games Women's 7s Coach Opportunity

May 07, 2020

Coach – Nova Scotia Keltics: 

U18 Canada Games Women’s 7s


Rugby Nova Scotia is seeking individuals to apply for the position of U18 Canada Games Women's 7s Head Coach.

Position Type: Volunteer


All coaching within the Canada Summer Games should always follow the four values below and Rugby Nova Scotia echo these statements:

  • Respectful
  • Enjoyable
  • Approachable
  • Committed


Coach Requirements: 


The 2021 Canada Summer Games coach must meet the requirements as outlined by the Rugby Canada PlaySmart initiative. The Rugby Canada PlaySmart guidelines can be found online by visiting http://playsmart.rugbycanada.ca/


The 2021 Canada Summer Games coach should be or should be working towards - within 12 months - NCCP Competition Introduction Certified. The requirements are as follows: 

  • Complete the World Rugby Rugby Ready Online Module
  • Complete the World Rugby Concussion Management for the General Public
  • Attend a 16-hour NCCP Competition Introduction Workshop
  • Complete the Make Ethical Decision Online Evaluation*
  • Submit a portfolio for evaluation
  • Complete an on-field practical evaluation

* If a coach attends a Make Ethical Decision workshop or chooses to complete the home study

option then the evaluation is FREE of charge. If a coach chooses to go straight to evaluation,

they have two attempts. After two attempts they will have to attend a workshop or do the home

study option. Make Ethical Decision multi sport module is a mandatory requirement for all sports

enforced by Coaches Association of Canada.

Required competencies:

  • Coach will demonstrate a detailed understanding of the Rugby Canada key themes and their application in the game.
  • Coach will demonstrate detailed understanding of the Nova Scotia Keltics program playing themes.
  • Coach will have a strong working understanding of Rugby NS athlete selection policy and selection criteria. This will be evidenced in their selections throughout the provincial team programs. 
  • A session plan should be completed and submitted to the Provincial Coach prior to each session with the 2021 Canada Summer Games team; upon completion of the session a self-reflection should be added to the session plan.
  • 2021 Canada Summer Games Coach will submit feedback on players and to players as outlined in each program by the Rugby NS provincial coach. 
  • The 2021 Canada Summer Games coaches must show evidence of pro-active professional development prior and through their tenure as a coach. 
  • 2021 Canada Summer Games Coach must be VSS (vulnerable sector screening) checked prior to any involvement in the provincial programs. 
  • 2021 Canada Summer Games Coach will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills: listening, confronting, challenging, openness, rapport with players, trust 
  • Working with the Provincial Coach to create, develop and apply a season plan (year round training program) which will involve:
    • Player identification, ID Camps, practices, training camps, games, tournaments.
  • Attend school and club games where applicable.

The candidates for these positions should hold the following accreditation:

  • A minimum of two years coaching experience at the Club/School/University and Regional Levels
  • Communication and interpersonal skills are critical for success in this role involving interaction with players, other provincial coaches.


Application: To apply for these positions, please submit applications including an updated resume to President Geno Carew, genocarew@gmail.com

Closing date will be June 1st 2020

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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