Become an Instructor

If you are interested in a career in either physical education, teaching, kinesiology, or cycling, starting out as an HopOn Instructor is a great way to learn how to:

  • Connect with young people quickly
  • Create fun and effective learning environments
  • Prepare and facilitate a physical education activity

Each year, HopOn trains over 40 new instructors to work with over 6,000 young people each year in British Columbia through in-school, after-school and summer camp programs.

Let’s get started!

Getting Started

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  • Upcoming Work Opportunities

    For 2022, Cycling BC’s HopOn program is seeking the following positions for in-school and summer camp instructors.

    Region Spring (May – June) Summer (July – August)
    Okanagan

    Vancouver & Fraser Valley

    Victoria

    2 instructors (Tues-Thurs)

    4 instructors (Tues-Thurs)

    4 instructors (Tues-Thurs)

    3 instructors (Mon-Fri)

    3 instructors (Mon-Fri)

    3 instructors (Mon-Fri)

    In some areas, Cycling BC works with a local university co-op programs to create a 3-4 month work term. Job descriptions and applications are announced in January and/or February.

    If you are interested in helping at an HopOn after-school program, please learn more here.

  • Instructor Training

    All HopOn instructors undergo training with the National Coaches Certification Program and HopOn Orientation before working with children. Once hired, instructors participate in the NCCP Community Coach training program, including on-demand, zoom and in-person modules. HopOn Instructor Training involves an eLearning module and an in-person orientation.

    • Basic Registration
      • Cycling BC Membership
      • Background Screening
    • On-Demand:
      • Cycling Foundations
      • Emergency Action Plan
      • HopOn eLearning
    • Facilitated Online;
      • Making Ethical Decisions
      • Community Theory
    • Facilitated In-Person:
      • Basic Skills (Saturday)
      • HopOn Orientation (Sunday)
      • First Aid (Required for Community Programs)

    Get started @ cyclingbc.net/coachstart

  • Application Requirements

    In-School Instructor Requirements:

    • Lead Instructor (+21), Assistants (+18)
    • All instructors must register and agree to the following:
      • Cycling BC Membership ($80)
      • Background Screening
      • NCCP Community Coach Training
      • HopOn Instructor Training
      • In-Season Monday Night Call (30 minutes in May-June)
      • Submit a post-season report

    After-School Instructor Requirements:

    • Must be 19 or older to apply for a grant* (view coach age matrix)
    • Must be 16+ to assist
    • All instructors must register and agree to the following:
      • Cycling BC Membership ($80)
      • Background Screening
      • NCCP Community Coach Training
      • HopOn Instructor Training
      • Attend at least 6 sessions in the first calendar year
      • Submit a post-season report (required to get paid)
    • Learn more at our Start Your Own page

Taking The Next Step