Coaching Association of Canada Partnership

Coaching Association of Canada Partnership

Coaching Association of Canada

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches.

The association between the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC/NCCP) and the CSPA Coaching/Instructor system allows for the registration and recognition of CSPA's certified Coaches. The benefits accrued by this association include:

  • National recognition for the coaches
  • Access to valuable resources for updating coaching techniques
  • Funding for further development

National Coaching Certification Program

Launched in 1974, the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is the CAC’s flagship program, and has been identified as a world leader in coach education. It is currently the largest adult continuing education program in Canada. The NCCP gives coaches the confidence to succeed and is designed & delivered in partnership with the government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments,and national/provincial/territorial sport organizations.


Who are you? You may already coach at the community level or you’re thinking about coaching. Often, you’re a parent whose child is involved in sport, or a volunteer who works with participants of all ages that are new to a sport.

Who are you? Instructors in the Instruction stream must have sport-specific skills and training, whether at the beginner or advanced skill level. Many are former participants in the sport.

Who are you? You’re typically a coach who has previous coaching experience or you’re a former athlete. You may already coach a team at the regional or provincial level, and you tend to work with athletes over the long term to improve performance.

Note: CSPA has not implemented this stream. CSPA Coach 1 and Coach 2 CSPA Competition Development Coach