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 enrol 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 (Community SG-Coach, Foundation SG-Coach Development and Master / Specialist SG-Coach) with 3 main components. These 3 components are:
- Sports Science– covers various disciplines of sports science such as psychology, nutrition, biomechanics, physiology and strength and conditioning.
- 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 teaching of values and principles
- Technical– covers sport-specific considerations such as sport demands, specific training methodologies, techniques, and sport strategies.
The SG-Coach Programme formal education pathway is shown here.
My 1st Coach Programme is designed for adults especially parents, equipping them with knowledge and skills to develop FUNdamental movement skills in their children so that they may lead a physically active lifestyle.
Community SG-Coach is designed for individuals who wish to be an Assistant Coach mainly in Learn-to-Play Programmes (LTPP).
SG-Coach Level One is designed for individuals who wish to coach novice participants in community and / or youth sport.
SG-Coach Level Two is designed for coaching competitive athletes in their early years of competition. Specialised topics in these courses include the development of annual periodisation plans, training methodologies, test and measurement, sports science applications, social values and principles, and sport analyses.
SG-Coach Level Three. The individual would need to possess knowledge in sports science to apply evidence-based coaching. They would be trained in multi-year periodisation planning, advanced sport analyses and training methodologies, performance tracking and analyses, international competition systems, and sports science applications. A significant portion of the module will be taught through workshops, facilitation and mentorships with a National Coach. At this level, coaches may also opt to specialise in 1 or more of these 3 areas: (1) community sport; (2) performance sport and / or (3) para sport.
SG-Coach Level 1 Theory Programme
Sport Singapore’s Singapore Coach Excellence (SG-Coach) Programme is an enhanced training and development pathway for all sports 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. The SG-Coach Programme replaces the National Coaching Accreditation Programme (NCAP) since 27 March 2015. Holders of NCAP Theory Certificates will not be required to attend the SG-Coach Level 1 Theory Prograrmme.
Acquiring the SG-Coach Programme certification is also the first step towards being a professional coach registered with the National Registry of Coaches (NROC).
Why is SG-Coach Level 1 Theory Programme important and what is it about?
Are you interested in coaching sports? The SG-Coach Programme aims to prepare aspiring coaches with the knowledge and skills of ‘how to coach’ and guide one to understand ‘why you coach’ through the introduction of values education and principles in sports within the local ecosystem. The course contents include theories which are supported by evidence-based research and practical approaches for coaches to apply their learning on the field.
It covers the following modules:
· Values and Principles in Sport (VPS)
· Sports Development System
· Communication and Relationship Building
· Delivery Methods
· Risk Management
Through this course, you will have the opportunity to examine your own coaching philosophy, learn how to incorporate teaching of values through sports coaching and understand the basic theories and skills of sports coaching
Minimum age of 18 years old.
The course will be delivered through a series of theory sessions where course participants are expected to participate actively through listening and discussion. The course and assessment will be conducted in English and it is recommended, although not required, that participants possess a credit in the English Language at the GCE “O” / “N” Levels or Employability Skills System (ESS) of Level 5.
Participants must meet the required attendance of 75% of lessons to be eligible to sit for the written exam and submit the required module assignments.
Participants need to score a minimum of 70% for the written exam (MCQ-style) and if not, they will be able to sit for a re-exam, for which a re-exam fee applies. Participants will also need to submit module assignments that will be assessed pass or fail. Those who fail will be given feedback and can re-submit their assignments. A re-assessment fee also applies in this case. Participants who pass both the exam and assignment components will be issued with a Certificate of Achievement.
Republic Polytechnic, 9 Woodlands Avenue 9, Singapore 738964
SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) funding is available for SG-Coach Level 1 Theory course. For more details, please access this link
Course Information and Registration
SG-Coach Level 1 Theory Waiver/Accreditation
Holders of relevant coaching or physical education qualifications may seek waiver/accreditation for the SG-Coach Level 1 Theory Programme.
For more information, please visit this url: https://www.sportsingapore.gov.sg/Athletes-Coaches/Coaches-Corner/Singapore-Coach-Excellence-Programme-SG-Coach/SG-Coach-Level-1-Theory-Programme