Values and Principles in Sport Certification

VPS Certification

What is the VPS Course about?
Coaches play a key role in every sport. Not only do they teach us the skills of the game, they also impart important values which are applicable both in sport and in life. Through this course, coaches should recognise the value sport brings beyond medals, and the role they play in shaping the environment to build better athletes and better people.
VPS Cert


The VPS Course covers the following:

Coaching Philosophy

Coaching Philosophy

Reflect on one’s coaching beliefs and develop a clearly articulated personal coaching philosophy
Values-Driven Coaching

Values-Driven Coaching

Understand the application of SportSG’s Game-for-Life framework to design a coaching session that integrates the learning of skills and values
Caoching Ethics

Coaching Ethics and Standards

Explain coaching practices and standards coaches should abide by to create a positive sporting experience


Protecting the Positive Front of Sport

Understand that a strong positive culture in any sport is key to a successful coach, successful athlete and successful sport

The VPS course is conducted in English. The course takes on a blended learning approach, where participants will experience the following:

  • E-learning on SportSG-ED learning management platform prior to the face-to-face session
  • Classroom session engaging in reflections and group discussions on VPS topics with fellow coaches
  • Sport practical experience and micro-coaching on the Game-for-Life framework as an approach to values-driven coaching

*Note: With effect from March 2015, the VPS course replaces the National Standards for Youth Sports (NSYS) workshop.


How Do I Sign Up

VPS courses are conducted by CoachSG’s training partner, Republic Polytechnic. To find out more about the upcoming dates, fees and registration for the course, click below to learn more. Registrations are based on a first come first serve basis.

Exemptions from VPS Course

Please note that you are exempted from attending the VPS course, if you meet any of the following requirements:

1. You have any of the following certificates:

  • National Standards for Youth Sports (NSYS) for Coaching in Singapore School
  • SG-Coach Level 1 Theory (conducted by Republic Polytechnic (RP))
  • ‘Build Capacity of Coaches and Instructors (BCCI)’ workshop

2. You are currently a Ministry of Education (MOE) Physical Education (PE) teacher in service from 2015 onwards. However, you will be required to obtain VPS Accreditation.

Find out more about how you can obtain the VPS accreditation here.