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. They can assist you in identifying the appropriate NCCP coaching stream and required coaching courses.

Alberta Sport maintains a calendar of courses offered throughout Alberta.

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