Celebrating National Coaches Week

National Coaches Week is almost here!

Next week, September 19-27 is recognized as National Coaches Week, and coaches have the opportunity to earn a total of 8 PD points! We encourage all Athletics Ontario coaches to take advantage of all of the opportunities this week has to offer! The information below will outline many of the opportunities available, or visit CAO’s Coaching Week webpage to find out how you can take part!

This year the CAO will be providing FREE professional development webinars and lunchtime Q&A sessions for coaches! Both of these opportunities will be FREE to all coaches during National Coaches Week in Ontario, and award coaches 1 PD Point!

Ask The Experts

For National Coaches Week, the Coaches Association of Ontario is excited to release the official registration for our FREE professional development webinars and coach lunch and learn sessions!

These sessions covering current topics that are relevant for Ontario coaches. Sessions will run from September 21st – 25th will provide coaches with the opportunity to ask questions to top sports experts and earn professional development points for both sessions.

Did we mention that the lunch & learn sessions will be hosted by courtside reporter Raptors 905 & NBATV Canada’s Akil Augustine?!


Lunch & Learn – 1 PD per participant

Our lunch and learn sessions will be held each day from 12 PM – 1 PM EST. Each session will include 30 minutes of open Q&A from participants (that’s you!), so bring your questions! Don’t miss this opportunity to get answers to your burning sport leadership questions.


Professional Development Webinars – 1 PD per participant

Evening professional development webinars will be held from 7 PM – 8 PM EST. Each session will allow participants to gain 1 PD point while hearing from top sports experts.


Free eLearning Modules

National Coaches Week is an opportunity to continue your coach education! Log in to the locker to gain access to FREE eLearning modules from the Coaches Association of Canada.

  • NCCP Coaching Athletes with a Disability
  • NCCP Making Headway in Sport
  • NCCP Emergency Action Plan
  • Safe Sport Training
  • NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport

These modules are FREE from September 19th – 27th.


Free CAO Webinar

CDPD 2020 – Opening Keynote with Dr. Ivan Joseph

Join us for the kick off to the Coaches Association of Ontario’s Coach Developer Professional Development Month!  Dr. Ivan Joseph will lead you through a session on Transforming Culture through Leadership and Facilitation.  This session is open to all NCCP Coach Developers from Coast to Coast to Coast.  Want more professional development to support you in your role as an NCCP Coach Developer?  Sign up for additional sessions available to you throughout the month of October HERE!

Login details will be provided 48 hours in advance of the session. Participants in attendance will receive 1 NCCP PD Point

Price: FREE
PD Points: 1 Point
Registration Closes: September 28, 2020  11:55 PM
Limited 485 spots.

Register: www.coachesontario.ca/calendar/cdpd2020/#tkt-slctr-tbl-5529



Athletics “Certified” Coaches ( Sport Coach, Club Coach, and Performance Coach), please visit your NCCP Locker to see how many Professional Development points you have accumulated during your current Maintenance of Certification cycle and how many Professional Development points you still need to accumulate during your current Maintenance of Certification cycle.

Maintenance of Certification is the NCCP policy that requires NCCP coaches to maintain their certification through Professional Development and training opportunities over a predetermined period.

The NCCP Maintenance of Certification and Professional Development policy:

  • provides coaches with credit for attending Professional Development opportunities
  • promotes upgrading and maintaining relevancy to coaching practices

Please visit the following link regarding maintenance of certification: https://athleticsontario.ca/maintenance-of-certification/

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