The Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO) is your hub for coaching sport in Ontario, offering coach development, funding, and events to coaches of all sports from community to high performance. For more information about how CAO can support you throughout your coaching journey, click HERE.

Coach Bursary Program
The CAO recognizes that coaches incur many out-of-pocket expenses along their coaching journey, however, there are several funding opportunities and support programs available to help offset some of these costs. Ontario coaches and PSOs are encouraged to apply for professional development and financing programs year-round.

Click HERE for more information.

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)

Athletics Canada Long-Term Athlete Development
Please click on the link below to read the full Long Term Athlete Development document produced by Athletics Canada:

Athletics Canada- Introduction to Long-Term Development in Athletics Module

You can access and register for the module in your NCCP Locker at the following link:

Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO) – NCCP Training Course Calendar

Online Training: Commit to Kids

Keeping Girls in Sport

Recruiting and Retaining Women Coaches
From the women contributors of the NACAC Coaching Congress

High Risk Safety Videos 

With support from the Coaches Association of Ontario, Athletics Ontario has targeted “higher risk” events that pose potential concerns to coaching track & field. These instructional videos are to be used as a resource tool to help coaches with rules, specific warm ups, safety, teaching progressions, error detection-correction, and training methods.

For discipline-specific instructional videos, click the following events: 

Para Coaching Resources

Para Throws Coaching Manual

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