Affiliation

Affiliation is the first step along the Club Excellence journey. It is a simple process of self-declaration that your club or association has met 10 key requirements in the following areas:

  1. Quality Sport Experience
  2. Athlete Program Descriptions
  3. Athlete Safety
  4. Affiliation
  5. Coach Training and Certification
  6. Annual Screening
  7. Policies and Procedures
  8. Insurance
  9. Financial System
  10. Club Contact Information 


Why become a Club Excellence Affiliate?

When you declare your club or association's affiliation to the Club Excellence program, you are demonstrating to athletes, parents, officials, and the community at large that you have embarked on the Club Excellence journey. 

By displaying the Affiliate brand, your club or association demonstrates that it is committed to proper governance principles, increased financial accountability, promotion of long-term athlete development, and ultimately to offering fair, safe and open sport experiences to all. The brand is a sign that the club or association is investing in building capacity to become a better club.

After successfully completing the Club Excellence Affiliate Declaration, you will be prompted for payment through PayPal. If your NSO or PTSO is an Associate Member, your club will receive a 25% discount on the affiliation fee.

Within two business days you will receive:

  • Club Excellence Affiliate certificate to be framed and posted in your club. 
  • Recognition on the Club Excellence website as an official Affiliate club. 
  • An electronic Affiliate logo for use on all club documents, handbooks, websites, etc.
  • An account to access tools and resources to support your journey toward level 1 certification. 

Affiliation is granted for 12 months from the declaration date, and must be renewed annually. The club will have the option to upgrade to Level 1 Certification at any time during the first 12 months or may maintain Affiliate status for years to come.