Coaches under ActiveSG – the national movement of sport and physical activity - will now be required to minimally be provisional members of the National Registry of Coaches (NROC) from 1 January 2018 onwards.
Participants from the ActiveSG Athletics Club in action. Photo: Sport Singapore
Currently, ActiveSG organises a variety of sports programmes throughout the year to encourage the community to get active. These programmes include the Learn-To-Play programme; ActiveSG School Holiday programme; as well as the programmes conducted by the ActiveSG sport academies and clubs
. In total, there are about 150 sports coaches under ActiveSG, of which more than 80% are already NROC members.
Following the introduction of CoachSG in December last year, the NROC will be refreshed to enhance the competency of coaches. In addition to developing the coaching industry and the coaches’ capabilities in areas of technical skills, the new policy will also focus on educating coaches to deliver programmes that inculcate character development and values to the participant.
Mr Lai Chin Kwang, Chief of ActiveSG said: “Ensuring that all our coaches possess a provisional NROC membership will assure participants that our sports programmes will continue to be of high quality. More than just technical skills, we also want participants of our programmes to bring back with them life skills and values that will be useful to them beyond sports.”
ActiveSG coaches who are currently not provisional NROC members can first take up a provisional membership. These coaches can then work towards completing all requirements of the full NROC membership over the next 3 years.
More information on the provisional NROC membership can be found on https://www.sportsingapore.gov.sg/athletes-coaches/coaches-corner/national-registry-of-coaches/how-to-be-an-nroc-coach