Canadian Sport Instute

National Coaching Certification Program

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. The NCCP is the recognized national standard for coach training and certification in Canada. As part of the program, all coaches are trained in ethical decision-making and sport safety.

The NCCP launched in 1974 and is delivered in partnership with the government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments, and national/provincial/territorial sport organizations. The program gives coaches the confidence and competence to succeed. Each year, more than 50,000 coaches take an NCCP workshop. Since it began, more than 1 million coaches have participated in the program, making it one of Canada's largest adult education programs.

Multi-Sport Training

The Coaching Association of Canada offers a number of multi-sport training workshops. Many of these workshops have been integrated by sports into their own sport-specific workshops, while other sports require their coaches to take them separately through host agencies like the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary.

These modules include:

  • Aboriginal Coaching Modules
  • Empower +
  • Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS)
  • Make Ethical Decisions (MED)
  • Planning a Practice
  • Nutrition
  • Resistance Training
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Design a Basic Sport Program
  • Basic Mental Skills
  • Coaching and Leading Effectively
  • Managing Conflict
  • Leading Drug Free Sport
  • Developing Athletic Abilities
  • Prevention and Recovery
  • Psychology of Performance

For detailed descriptions please click here.

For more information or to register for a workshop please contact Jason Sjostrom, Director, Coaching services at 403.220.8197 or by email at 

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