Coaching Association of Canada

Introduced in 2000, the Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching provides timely, accurate, targeted information to aid in creating a healthier and more positive environment for women coaches – in Canada and around the world.

Some Good News: Women Coaches as Coach Developers in the NCCP

by Andrea Woodburn, Bettina Callary, Diane Culver, and Chris Wellsman

© 2018 Coaching Association of Canada, ISSN 1496-1539 

April 2024   • Vol. 24, No. 2

“Since 1974, more than two million coaches and coach developers (CDs) have been trained through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) to develop their coaching skills and improve the performance of their athletes and participants at all levels of sport.” Most Canadians are familiar with the role of the coach; few are aware of the CD role and its potential to contribute to a robust sport system. The authors build a compelling case for women (and others) to consider CD training as a viable option to rewarding and meaningful involvement through the NCCP. – Sheila Robertson, Journal Editor.

The views expressed in the articles of the Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching are those of the authors and do not reflect the policies of the Coaching Association of Canada.

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Journal Personnel


Coaching Association of Canada

Editorial Board


Dr. Diane Culver, University of Ottawa

Research Members

Andréa J. Woodburn, Laval University
Dr. Gretchen Kerr, University of Toronto
Dr. Cari Din, University of Calgary

Author and Editor

Sheila Robertson

CAC Staff Resource

Selma Baaziz, Manager, Marketing and Communications

Ad Hoc

Dr. Dru Marshall, University of Calgary
Nancy Lee, Broadcast Sports Journalist and Producer
Rose Mercier, Maverick Consulting
Dr. Penny Werthner, University of Calgary

Coaching Representative

Sheilagh Croxon

Member at Large

Claire Carver Dias, Clearday Communications

Call for Abstracts

The Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching welcomes submission of abstracts from both new and previously published authors for Journal publications.

Abstracts that address the topic of women in coaching, as well as other general thematic areas of interest pertaining to female coach development and education will be considered. All applications should include a 100-word description of the article and a CV of the author. 

Submission Guidelines

For more information, please contact Sheila Robertson, Editor-in-Chief

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