Coaching Association of Canada

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Sport Science and Sport Coaching research informs and inspires1 the CAC's programs and services. Sport Science research is at the foundation of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) content, which is in turn transferred to and applied by NCCP coaches. Sport Coaching research is at the foundation of the NCCP learning design as well as of other programs and services targeting Women in Coaching, Diversity and Inclusion, Lifelong Learning and Professional Coaching.

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Sport coaching research seeks to understand the coaching process and how it can be enhanced to increase positive outcomes and to reduce negative ones. This research largely informs how coaches develop and how they can coach effectively. It is informed by the Education, Psychology, Management, Sociology, Motor Learning and Development, and Sport sciences disciplines, among others.


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Sport science research focuses on understanding the human body in the unique environment of sport and seeks to understand and enhance athlete health, well-being and performance. This research largely informs athlete training, programming, and services, for example regarding athlete’s health, physical development, participation and retention/dropout.

It is informed by Psychology, Physiology, Anatomy, Medicine Biomechanics, Motor Behaviour, Nutrition, Sociology and Sport coaching, among other disciplines.

Sport Coaching Research Partners

1Developed with the collaboration of Joe Baker, Tanya Berry, Bettina Callary, Marie-Pier Charest, David Cooper, Diane Culver, Guylaine Demers, Jim Denison, Marc-André Duchesneau, Jonathon Edwards, Alanna Harman, Nicola Hodges, Michael Kennedy, Kate Kloos, Timothy Konoval, Alixandra Krahn, Darren Kruisselbrink, Brian Maraj, Scott McRoberts, Michelle Silver, Ashley Stirling, Maxime Trempe, and Andrea Woodburn.