Athletics Ontario Coach Mentorship Program

2022-2023 AO Coach Mentorship Program

Do you want to take your coaching to the next level?

Athletics Ontario will next week be taking applications for potential candidates for the 2022-2023 Coach Mentorship program.

As a mentee, you will be allocated a mentor that will help you in your education process towards certification, as well as offering personal insight and experience. What you can expect:

  • Commitment to your education and personal coaching goals, with a structured plan to help your progress
  • Access to an experienced mentor that will be accessible to you through phone calls, emails, and in person tutoring (where available)
  • Financial assistance towards your educational goals
Mentee applications are available HERE. The deadline to submit your interest is 5:00pm March 25th.

If you are interested in applying, or finding out more information about this program, please contact Athletics Ontario’s coaching coordinator Saheed Khan at [email protected].

This program is a great opportunity to support and develop coaches. It also is making coaches more aware of all the aspects such as program planning, safety planning, and appropriate skills development based on athletes. I feel very grateful to have been included in this and thank my mentor and AO for the opportunity to have done so!”
Key dates:

The CAO recognizes that coaches incur many out-of-pocket expenses along their coaching journey, but there are a number of 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.

Up to a maximum of $500 per individual in the fiscal year (April 1-March 31) will be available to cover up to 75% of eligible course registration fees (workshop training) and up to 90% for completion of certification process (portfolio + evaluation).

For more information, please visit:

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

Leadership & Coaching Programs

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 Up, Safety, Teaching Progressions, Error detection-correction, and Training Methods.

For instructional videos please click the following events: 

Para Coaching Resources

Para Throws Coaching Manual

ACLS Training Center

A Coaches Guide to First Aid

Premier Partners

Secondary Partners