Continuing Coach Education (CCE)

Sport Singapore's Role in CCE

What are CCEs?

The Continuing Coach Education (CCE) programme gives coaches the platform to continually upgrade themselves in their area of coaching. Sport Singapore believes that coaches are able to deliver higher standards of coaching as they become more proficient and knowledgeable.

For a list of CCE programmes organized or publicized by CoachSG, refer to

(a) CoachSG Facebook / Instagram

(b) NROC Electronic Direct Mailer (EDM)

(c) CoachSG Course Calendar


Sport Singapore is responsible for: 

  • Identifying and / or organising useful upgrading activities (e.g. courses, conferences, seminars, clinics, etc.) for coaches
  • Working with the respective National Sports Associations (NSAs) and other relevant bodies to provide a comprehensive CCE programme for coaches

Sport Singapore reserves the right to validate the credibility of the CCE activities, either with the respective NSAs or any other respective organisations and appointed agencies.

NROC Requirement

NROC requires coaches to upgrade themselves continually to maintain high coaching standards. NROC membership is valid for 3 years, during which coaches are coaches are expected to accumulate minimum learning hours in 2 main areas: (1) coaching practice and (2) CCE. There are 4 types of membership status in the NROC:

Status Definition
Active Refers to coaches who have fulfilled all the NROC criteria and membership renewal requirement.
Inactive Refers to coaches who have fulfilled all the NROC criteria but did not meet the membership renewal requirement, i.e., failed to acquire the required number of learning hours or failed to send in renewed Standard First Aid.
Delisted Refers to coaches who have failed to meet the membership renewal requirement for a continuous period of 9 years. The coach’s name will be removed from the Registry.
Suspended Refers to coaches who have either breached the Coach’s Code of Ethics or are under investigation, pending a decision from the Board of Inquiry. Re-instatement of membership will be granted on a case-by-case basis.


Please note that National Sports Associations (NSAs) may also develop their own sport-specific CCE system. To be eligible for NROC membership renewal, coaches of these NSAs must also meet the requirement set by their NSAs, in addition to fulfilling the registry’s existing criteria for renewal.

NROC Level Learning Hours Required Remarks
1 30 hours in 3 years 50% (i.e., 15hrs) for coaching practice 50% (i.e., 15hrs) for coach education
2 60 hours in 3 years 60% (i.e., 36hrs) for coaching practice 40% (i.e., 24hrs) for coach education
3 100 hours in 3 years 70% (i.e., 70hrs) for coaching practice 30% (i.e., 30hrs) for coach education


Coaching Logs (CCE and Coaching Practice)

The Coaching Log has now gone digital, and you can access it within your SportSync account – you may access the e-Log Book guide here.

The purpose of the Coaching Log is to record the coach's coaching and CCE activities. It will also be used as a point of reference for a coach’s eligibility to renew their NROC membership upon its expiry.

How to access and input records in your Coaching e-Log

Upon completing a coaching or CCE activity, fill in the appropriate details within the Coaching Education / Practice section within your e-Logbook in your SportSync account. You may obtain proof of attendance via:

  • Group photo of session attended
  • Email verification of attendance
  • Obtain a signature of the coordinator and / or official stamp of the organising body on a piece of paper and upload the image of it to your SportSync account.


  • The number of hours recorded in the Coaching e-Log Book will be equal to the number of hours spent on that activity, subjected to the following limits ('activities' can be courses, workshops, conferences, seminars, etc):

    a. Approved 1/2 day activities - Up to 2.5 CCE hours
    b. Approved 1 day activities - Up to 5 CCE hours
    c. Approved 2 or more days' activities - Up to 10 CCE hours

    Up to 10 CCE hours will be awarded for an approved CCE activity.

  • All learning activities cannot be completed in the space of one year and must be spreaded over the three-year membership period.
  • Coaches should submit the completed e-Log Book together with NROC membership renewal at least three months prior to their membership expiry date. Sport Singapore and the NSAs will be responsible for reviewing the e-Log Book and the renewal application.

Update on CCE Hours Requirement

From 1 May 2018, Self-Guided CCE hours will be included as part of the Continuing Coach Education (CCE) programme. This modification in the CCE programme is made through consultation with coaches and the Sports Coaches Association of Singapore (SCA). Coaches can now opt to fulfil certain CCE hours (see Table 1) through self-guided learning and reflection (see Table 2). Reflection examples and templates are included at the end of this section.

Recognition of Self-Guided CCE hours encourages coaches to be self-directed learners, especially since coaches may have learning needs specific to their sport and context. In addition, Self-Guided CCE hours gives coaches additional flexibility in fulfilling CCE hours requirement. Critical self-reflection is vital to the continued success of coaches as coaches often learn without the direct guidance of others during coaching activities. Self-Guided CCE hours will allow coaches to reflect upon and record these learning from their day-to-day coaching practices. 

FAQs on this update can be found here.

Table 1 - New CCE Hours Requirement

NROC Level Min. Coaching Practice Hours Min. Coaching Education Hours
    Attendance CCE Hours Self-Guided CCE Hours
Level 1 (Coach) 15 12 Not more than 3
Level 2 (Senior Coach) 36 12 Not more than 12
Level 3 (Master Coach) 70 12 Not more than 18


Table 2 - Examples of Coaching Practice and Coaching Education

Coaching Practice Hours Coaching Education
  Attendance Self-Guided
Coaching an individual / team at any level Attending SG-Coach Theory Levels 1 to 3 Watching coaching related videos
Centralized Training for athletes Attending SG-Coach Technical Levels 1 to 3 Reading coaching related books, magazines and journal articles
Mentoring other coaches Attending Elite Performance Level courses Conversation with coaches related to coaching
Understudying a senior coach Attending CCE courses by SportSG, NSA
& other sporting organisation
Other educational activities not covered by attendance-based activities (check with CoachSG)
Assisting a national or senior coach Lecturing at coaching related courses, seminars or workshops to coaches  
Introducing new methods or
improving methods of coaching
Presentation of papers in sport conferences and seminars  
  Contributing published articles in coaching journals, newsletter or other relevant publications  


We may request for coaches to furnish information related to the course content and articulate its application to their coaching practice for us to evaluate its suitability as a CCE activity. Before taking the course, we would strongly encourage coaches to submit the course information to us, so that we would be able to advise whether the course can be considered as a CCE activity. Please note that Standard First Aid (SFA), CPR and AED courses (including refresher courses) will NOT be awarded CCE hours as these are considered standard requirement for coaches.

Reflection examples can be found here:

  1. Reflection Example 1
  2. Reflection Example 2
  3. Reflection Example 3

Coaches may use the following templates to create their own reflection notes:

  1. Reflection Template 1
  2. Reflection Template 2

If you need help on uploading your reflection note onto SportSync, you may refer to this document on the steps required.

For more information, coaches can contact CoachSG at

Coaching Learning Resources

Getting Started to Coach Online

1. Guides for Online Coaching Practice


A. Quick-Starter Guide on Using Video-Conferencing Tools for E-Coaching

CoachSG has compiled a quick starter guide on available video-conferencing platforms that you can use to  conduct your coaching online. Included in this guide are quick starter videos, features of the respective platforms and also price plans. Most of the mentioned platforms provide free features that are sufficient to kickstart online coaching sessions: Quick Starter Online Video Conferencing Resource for Your Coaching (A video on how to use the various e-coaching platforms can be viewed here)

B. Coaches Digital Curriculum Design Capabilities

Bringing our coaching online may seem foreign to most but it has many similar principles as coaching physically. This guide will enable you to prepare your online coaching sessions through step-by-step guidance and provides questions that you can ask yourself to ensure an enjoyable and effective coaching experience both for you and your athletes: Design eCoaching Session (A video on how to design e-coaching sessions can be viewed here)

C. Designing a Word Up Challenge

CoachSG shares the ways to record your videos and how to convert them into gifs so that you will be able to create your own Word Up Challenge:

Designing a Word Up Challenge (A video on how to design Word Up Challenges can be viewed here)

2. Online Materials to Supplement Your E-Coaching


  1. CoachSG YouTube Channel: Subscribe to us for an array of coaching videos that you can adapt for your online coaching needs
  2. Follow CoachSG on Facebook & Instagram @coachsgofficial for educational posts and updates
  3. Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Online Resources for Coaches: There is a vast array of articles and videos that you can leverage for content to enhance your coaching and interaction with your athletes.
  4. CoachSG Home-Based Learning (HBL) Videos: Each set of learning package for the various sport / activities contains a wide range of movements / skills that are building blocks for complex and advanced sport skills. They can be used individually or strung together in a pre-determined set or sequence. Engaging in the various sport/activities promotes cross-sport learning and training for all-round physical literacy.

CoachSG HBL Videos Directory

Online Continuing Coach Education (CCE) Resources

NROC coaches may consider attending the following online courses to accumulate Continuing Coach Education (CCE) hours.

After completing each course, please upload (a) your e-certificate (if any) or (b) screenshot(s) showing that you have completed the course onto your SportSync account to claim CCE hours for the course.

For more queries, please e-mail

Online Learning Resources

WADA CoachTrue User Guide

Other Resources

Workshop Videos and Presentation Materials from Past Continuing Coach Education (CCE) Workshops

Research Articles

Does Smoking Affect Exercise Performance?

Smoking’s detrimental effects on performance is well documented and we would like to share with you an article written by Dr Frankie Tan and Dr Abdul Rashid Aziz (Team Lead & Senior Sport Physiologist) entitled ‘Does Smoking Affect Exercise Performance’. The article pulls together the numerous research evidence showing the negative effects of smoking on sports performance, both acute and chronic.