Getting Started: Becoming a Coach

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 Coaching Association of Canada

The Coaching Association of Canada ( is responsible for the development of the coach education system in Canada, the 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.

Coaches of Canada

Coaches of Canada is committed to providing a sport environment in which the four ethical principles contained in the Coaching Code of Ethics are respected and promoted. Coaches of Canada believes that these values and ideals shall guide the communications and actions of all members of Coaches of Canada.

The Board of Directors is developing its own Code of Conducts and Ethics but recommends that every coach conducts themselves in a manner consistent with the principles and ethical standards set out in the Coaches of Canada Coaching Code of Ethics.

Coaches of Canada Code of Conduct 
Coaches of Canada Code of Ethics

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