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

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