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Become a Coach

By learning how to become a coach, you can provide a positive experience for others and for yourself. Coaches represent many different roles to many different people. Coaches are viewed as teachers, mentors, role models, friends, and as leaders in the community in which they become involved. Coaches contribute to the community, have an enormous effect on the development of our youth, and participate in a great learning experience.

For more information on becoming a coach, training, or for other CAC resources, visit

… and be the best coach you can be!

Good coaching is fundamental to community sport. By becoming a valued member of the community, good coaches can share the positive aspects of an active lifestyle. The role of a coach allows you to teach teamwork, character building, and the fundamental skills of the sport to participants who are eager to learn.

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and its sports partners have developed a training and certification program to help coaches become better.

Training is key!

Are you interested in becoming a knowledgeable and ethical coach? If so, you should consider coach training. The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is a coach training and certification program for 66 different sports and is offered in both official languages across Canada. NCCP workshops are designed to meet the needs of all types of coaches, from the first-time coach to the head coach of a national team.

An educated coach trains well rounded athletes

Because a sound mind in a healthy body means more than physical training, CAC, in partnership with Campbell’s Chunky, developed a Sport Nutrition program designed to offer coaches, athletes, and parents access to nutrition tips, tools, and advice as well as access to sport nutrition professionals in order to ensure good health and optimal athletic performance.