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At Island Elite, our coaches are a handpicked group of knowledgeable and caring people who have experienced cheerleading at the collegiate, national, or worlds levels. In addition to their own experience in cheer, we hire our staff based off of their professional experience working with children in a variety of settings. Our coaches experiences range from previous cheerleading coaching, gymnastics coaching, summer camp leading or childcare settings. Each of our carefully selected staff members bring diversity and value to our program from their own unique background.

Although coaches enter the program with valuable past experience, it is required that every prospective coach go through a volunteer period with us ranging from 6-40 weeks. Once our coaches have completed their volunteer period where they learn our gyms coaching philosophy's and techniques they must complete a list of requirements including online courses and face to face skill testing to ensure they are qualified to coach the sport of cheerleading. Our coaches must meet all of the following requirements set out by our Provincial Sport Organization, BC Sport Cheer and our program to ensure that our athletes are lead and mentored by skilled and qualified coaches.


We also have a "Junior Coach" program for younger athletes within the program that are interested in becoming a coach in the future and gaining volunteer hours! If you are interested in becoming a coach or junior coach at Island Elite Cheerleading please email us at


Coaching Requirements:


One Time Requirement

  1. NCCP Planning a Practice and Making Ethical Decisions 

  2. Register for the courses: or find a course hosted in BC:
    • Note if you are Level 1 NCCP certified in any sport please submit your NCCP number for verification

  3. Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders

  4. Safesport Training (NCCP)


Requirement to be completed every three years

  1. Cheer specific level credentialing. One of the two options are required.

    • Valid BCSC certification

    • OR ICU certification

  2. Valid Emergency First Aid & CPR training​

  3. Criminal record check​

  4. Concussion training - NCCP Making Head Way

Further information on the BC Cheerleading Association coaching requirements and credentialing can be found here:

BC Sport Cheer Coaching Requirements

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