In order to assist you in the opportunity to support young athletes through their sport experience, we have compiled a number of resources to assist and support coaches from the community, club or high performance levels.

The coach education system in Canada has been evolving through the New National Coaching Certification Program or NCCP. There are an incredible number of great programs for you as a coach in the areas of sport specific training as well as multi sport courses where you can take part in a progressive learning environment with coaches from a variety of sports. The first place to start is with your specific Provincial Sport Organization.

The Alberta Sport Development Centre Central (ASDC-C) is awarding a number of grants valued at a maximum of $500.00 annually to central Albertan coaches or local sport organizations (LSO’s). This grant is intended to assist coaches in the central Alberta region who are primarily interested in enhancing their professional development and coaching skills.

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

To become a coach or develop coaching skills, the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is a coach training and certification program for more than 60 different sports. The NCCP program has undergone revamping in the past years and is now made up of three streams and a total of eight contexts, each with its own coaching requirements. Each sport is responsible for identifying how many of the eight contexts are relevant to their sport.

Canadian Sport for Life is a movement to increase sport's contribution in Canadian society recognizing sport as an important part of everyone's life by promoting each child's healthy and logical development in a sport or physical activity. 

Respect in Sport, is Canada's only interactive, online certification program to protect our youth and enhance an organization's mandate for safe, fun and respectful environments for all. Respect in Sport was developed as a grass-roots online tool so sport and community organizations can now actually deliver on their commitment to creating a safer environment for all participants; coaches, managers, trainers, administration and volunteers and even parents.