To check your NCCP coaching credentials:

Club Coaching Requirements

Club Coach Certification – required by anyone wishing to coach with Team Ontario.

*All clubs will also be required to have one certified Club Coach, per every 35 athletes.

Performance Coach Certification – required by all National Team Coaches, as well as anyone interested in coaching at the Canada Summer Games in 2021

NCCP Coaching Education Professional Development Opportunities

AO Recommended Online Courses

* The above information was updated on July 27, 2020. Many of the courses have limited spots and fill up quickly. Coaches, please visit the Coaches Association of Ontario calendar at: as more Online Coaching Courses become available*

Online NCCP Courses


NCCP Foundations of Coaching
Athletics Ontario will be delivering NCCP Foundations of Coaching for Sport Coach and Club Coach.
This course will consist of 4 theory modules that are required for NCCP Sport Coach, Club Coach. Once coaches complete these modules online via Zoom, they can take the practical portions in-person once it is safe to do so.
*Spots are limited*

The next Foundations of Coaching online course dates and times are as follows:
Dates: August 10, 11, 12, 14 -2020
August 10: 6:30pm-9:00pm – Role of Coach
August 11: 7:00pm-9:00pm- Energy Systems
August 12: 7:00pm-9:00pm- Teaching and Learning
August 14: 7:00pm-9:00pm- Planning a practice
An interest list is now being built. Please email Saheed Khan at, to indicate your interests for the next NCCP – Foundations of Coaching in Athletics Course.

Online Webinar Resources

Athletics Canada E-Learning
Athletics Canada launched their online Webinar series on April 15th. With this, they have made some updates to the NCCP Athletics Manuals
Coaching – Home | Athletics Canada
E-Learning – AC Approved Online Courses
AC approved online athletics courses, some FREE, some at cost available
NCCP Program | Athletics Canada
Explaining the NCCP in Athletics Pathways for Coaching Development



The Covid-19 circumstances are very fluid and change almost hourly now.  Given the current realities of the Ministry of Health directions, the closed venues Athletics Ontario is cancelling all of the currently scheduled NCCP Coaching Clinics.

Coaches that have registered will be refunded.  We are working on updating Trackie and the AO Website to communicate this decision.

Keep watching the AO Coaching Education Pages for updated Clinics.

In the meantime, we will continue working with Athletics Canada and the National Coaches Committee on potential Online Learning opportunities to deliver similar clinics over the Internet to remote and isolated population.


Hosting a NCCP Coaching Course:

  1. Clubs looking to host or coordinate a course or a Professional Development workshop, contact to arrange a date, time etc.
  2. Institutions/Schools (elementary or secondary) looking to host or coordinate a course to comply with the Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines by September 2016 to have one coach (teacher or volunteer) certified with the minimum qualification in high risk sports (i.e. track and field – discus, high jump, javelin, pole vault, shot put, and steeplechase.

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