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FAQs

What is the minimum age to take a course?

  • You can attend a coaching course at the age of 14 or older. Note that only coaches that are 16 years old or older can be evaluated and receive the Certified Status. 

I took my coaching course with Athletics in the 90’s or before, can I still pursue my training?

  • Yes, although the curriculum has improved over the years, all your courses are still listed in your Locker Transcript. You have the option to enroll in the current courses or go straight to evaluation. 

How do I move from “Trained” to the “Certified” status?

  • A coach moves from Trained to certified by completing the evaluations steps. In Athletics, the evaluation is composed of a portfolio and coaching observations. Depending on the context, different multi-sport evaluations are also required. Click here for more information. 

How many Professional Development points do I need (over a 5 year period)?

  • Run Jump Throw Wheel: 10 points

  • Sport Coach & Club Coach: 20 points

  • Performance Coach: 30 points

  • Level 4/5: 30 points 

How to accumulate Professional Development Points?

Where can I view my coaching certifications?

  • The coaching certification are tracked in the Coaching Association of Canada database, The Locker.

Who should I contact to learn more about the coaching program?

  • coaching@athletics.ca

Resources

Canadian Sport for Life: Ressources, Creating a Quality Physical Literacy Experience 

Active for Life – parent and coach articles and resources around physical literacy and LTAD

Athletics Canada Long Term Athlete Development:  LTAD_EN 

Coaching Association of Canada: coach.ca

The NCCP Model: model

The National Coaching Certification Program database: The Locker 

Para-Athletics Video Series: Video

IPC Classification Webinar with Lorette Dupuis: Video

Concussion: Concussion & You, A Handbook for Parents and Kids & www.coach.ca/concussion 

IAAF New Studies in Athletics: http://www.iaaf.org/nsa 

 

Webinars

All web based learning materials have been grouped in one place to better facilitate coaches professional development.

The following link will take you directly to the  e-Learning page.

 

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