Requirements for Team Alberta Events

Requirements for Judges

Click here for more information pertaining to judging and the requirements that judges must meet before judging at an event. 

Requirements for Coaches, Managers & Coach Developers

The following is required of ALL Coaches, Managers and Coach Developers representing the Alberta Gymnastics Federation (AGF) at a Team Alberta event (view applicable events):

  Registered AGF Member in Good Standing

Respect in Sport (RiS) Certification: This is a one-time training module that all AGF members are required to complete. Upon completion, you will be provided with a training certificate. Please send a copy of this certificate and its corresponding number to the AGF staff member overseeing your program.  

Register for RiS Training

  Child/Youth Intervention Check: This check is valid for 3 years in Alberta. It can take up to 8 weeks for results to be processed. If you are an AGF member considering becoming a Manager or Coach for Team Alberta, it is highly recommended that you complete this check at least 2 months in advance of your trip. This check is NOT done at a police station. For a full list of locations, click here.

Back/Police Check: This check is required every 3 years in Alberta. This check is required annually for those travelling to GymCan events. Click here for further details on GymCan event requirements.   

Obtain Back Check

  Vulnerable Sector Check: Must be completed at a police station and cannot be completed online. This is a one-time requirement for those born before 1986. AGF can provide a volunteer letter to reduce the cost of the vulnerable sector check. To request a letter, please contact your respective AGF program staff member
  Team Manager Application Form (Team Managers only): Apply to become a Team Manager. Upon approval, the requirements listed above will need to be met.  

NOTE: All checks must be completed by March 1st of every year that attendance at a team event is planned, as per section 21.3.1 of AGF’s Policies and Procedures.


Coach Developers

In addition to the requirements listed above, Coach Developers must also:

  • Complete the “Make Ethical Decisions” evaluation: Click here and navigate to e-Learning > Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation. Your transcript will be updated once you’ve successfully completed the evaluation. One-time completion required. 
  • Sign the “Coach Developer Code of Conduct”:  Download form. Must be completed annually.

GymCan Requirements


In addition to the requirements stated in the section above, all coaches attending a GymCan event must complete:

Team Alberta Events

Items marked with an asterisk (*) are GymCan events and have additional requirements as outlined in the section above. For up-to-date event dates and info please refer to the AGF Calendar of Events.

Acrobatic Gymnastics

  • Canadian Championships*

Artistic Gymnastics

  • Team Excel
  • Western Canadian Championships
  • Canadian Championships*
  • Alberta Winter Games
  • Arctic Winter Games
  • Canada Winter Games*

Gymnastics For All

  • GFA Retreat
  • Gymfest
  • Western Gymnaestrada
  • Canadian Gymnaestrada*
  • World Gymnaestrada*

Trampoline & Tumbling Gymnastics

  • Canadian Championships*
  • Western Canada Cup
  • Team Excel
  • Canada Winter Games*