Coach Information

Interested? What you need to Know

TBMFA is a volunteer organization and relies on volunteers to help provide a fun first, quality football program for the youth of Thunder Bay. We are always looking for volunteers to be coaches in all of our divisions, whether it be a head coach or an assistant coach.

If you love the game of football and want to help out, played in TBMFA as a youngster or played in high school and just want to give back to the game, we encourage you to consider becoming a TBMFA coach.

The requirements for becoming coach are simple:

Before you get started, visit this site to sign up for an NCCP number. Then follow these steps:

  1. Complete the Respect in sports on line course.

  2. Complete the Making Headway on-line course.

  3. Apply for a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVS) with the City of Thunder Bay. (You will be reimbursed by TBMFA for this charge!) (You will need to download, complete, and save this form as a PDF to upload to the website)

  4. Complete our online coaches application

Additional Questions? See our TBMFA Coaching Manual or contact coaches@tbmfa.com

Respect in Sport

All TEAM STAFF (Coaches, Managers, Trainers) must complete Respect In Sport. Respect in Sport Program is an education program for coaches to assist them in the prevention of harassment, abuse and bullying in sport. The purpose of the program is to impact on attitudes, skills, and knowledge of the coaches that will result in a safe, sportsmanlike environment for all players, coaches, and parents.

COURSE LENGTH:

Respect in Sport Program is offered ONLINE ONLY and is 3 hours in total (6 x 30 minute modules).

REGISTRATION INFO (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

NEW USERS:

1. Go to the Respect in Sport website and a new window will open.

2. Choose your desired language

3. Click "NEW TO THE PROGRAM? CLICK TO REGISTER NOW" (Top left box)

4. Click "REGISTER - LETS REGISTER A NEW USER"

5. Complete the registration form, select FOOTBALL under ASSOCIATION SELECTION. (NOTE: username and password are case specific.)

*ONTARIO POSTAL CODES NOT ACCEPTED!! USE POSTAL CODE: R3B-2Z6

Once complete, you will be taken to the main page of the course.

RETURNING USERS:

  1. Enter your username and password, then click submit

  2. To return to where you left off in the course, click on the first module and/or section button without checkmarks in them.

  3. If you've forgotten your username or password please contact the help desk email/phone provided on their website.

  4. If you've taken RIS for another sport and want to apply it to Football, please log-in and add Football to your profile.

ALL USERS:

  • If you have questions regarding the course or website, please refer to the RIS Course Instructions, FAQ or Help links on their website.

  • Please ensure you have speakers and/or a headset attached to your computer and they are turned on.

Concussion Awareness

The Concussion Awareness documents can be obtained by clicking the link below.

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a brain injury that cannot be seen on x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs. It affects the way your child may think and remember things, and can cause a variety of symptoms.

What are the symptoms and signs of concussion?

It is important to know that your child does not need to be knocked out (lose consciousness) to have had a concussion. A variety of problems may happen after a concussion, including:

  • Thinking Problems

  • Athletes Complaints

  • Other Problems:

    • Does not know time, date, place, period of game, score of opposing team, score of game
    • General confusion
    • Cannot remember things that happened before and after the injury
    • Knocked out
    • Headache
    • Dizziness
    • Feels dazed
    • Feels dinged or stunned; having my bell rung
    • Sees stars, flashing lights
    • Ringing in the ears
    • Sleepiness
    • Loss of vision
    • Sees double or blurry
    • Stomachache/stomach pain, nausea
    • Poor coordination or balance
    • Blank stare/glassy eyed
    • Vomiting
    • Slurred speech
    • Slow to answer questions or follow directions
    • Easily distracted
    • Poor concentration
    • Strange or inappropriate emotions (i.e. laughing, crying, getting mad easily)
    • Not playing as well

What causes a concussion?

Any blow to the head, face or neck, or a blow to the body which causes a sudden jarring of the head may cause a concussion (i.e. a helmet to the head, being knocked to the ground).