Coaching Association of Canada

NCCP Advanced Coaching Diploma: The Bridge to Increased Confidence in Advanced Sport Coaching Practices

March 1, 2023


March 1, 2023 - OTTAWA, ON - NCCP Advanced Coaching Diploma graduation attests to the sport community and others in the field that a coach has demonstrated a high potential to lead, problem solve, interact and critically reflect to implement effective sport programming. 

The program has recently been revised to continue to ensure quality learning and reduce barriers related to accessibility, cost and time. The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is committed to supporting coaches who are working to achieve a standard of excellence in their profession. 

“We are very proud of the revisions that were made to the ACD. In line with all other NCCP training, the revisions were conducted through collaboration between multiple major sport stakeholders and experts in Canada. The program offers research based, cutting-edge content to support coaching practices. The new structure will allow more coaches from all across Canada to access the program and increase confidence in advanced sport coaching practices,” says Marie-Pier Charest, Coaching Consultant, Research at Coaching Association of Canada. 

The NCCP Advanced Coaching Diploma helps coaches prepare athletes for podium success at the Provincial, National and International level. This flexible and cutting-edge one-year program allows coaches to connect and learn from experienced mentors, content experts, fellow coaches, and respected partners across Canada. The content helps coaches enhance competencies and apply learnings in their specific coaching context to implement a safe and successful sport program. 

If you work with competitive athletes and are looking to enhance your coaching skills, competencies, and sport education, the NCCP ACD may be the next step in your coaching career. Learn more: NCCP Advanced Coaching Diploma | Coach

Applications are now opened for coaches to join the 2023 cohort with Canadian Sport Institute Ontario. Coaches joining this cohort and the next ones will benefit from the revised ACD that offers more accessibility and flexibility:  

  • Online flexible program with 2-hour learning sessions 

  • Live sessions, flexible learning and mentorship 

  • Enriched by interaction with a community of coaches from all across the country 

  • Training reflecting the current landscape of coaching in Canada 

  • Cost effective pricing 

James Brough, Director, Performance Pathways at Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO), one of the ACD program’s delivery hubs, knows the value that the updated flexible program has for coaches.  “The revision process undertaken by the CAC and the collaboration between delivery partners, including CSIO, has led us to a new and exciting Advanced Coaching Diploma. Coaches will have the opportunity to work with and learn from Subject Matter Experts in leadership, performance planning, and sport science and sport medicine, who work in the Canadian high performance sport system.  Canadian Sport Institute Ontario is a proud partner of CAC, and we very much look forward to elevating coach performances on and off the field of play through our delivery of the revised ACD program,” Brough says. 

Applications are currently being accepted until June 30 for the September program at Canadian Sport Institute Ontario for English delivery. Please contact your closest Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute/Centre for more details. 

About the Coaching Association of Canada 
The Coaching Association of Canada 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. For more information, please visit, follow us on FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram

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