NCCP Resources

The Locker

The Locker is an important tool that supports the efforts of all Canadians involved in coach education. Access to this site will provide all coaches with the opportunity to track their progress and guide their development.

The Locker has been developed by the Coaching Association of Canada to support its mission of enhancing the experiences of all Canadian athletes through quality coaching.

Coaches with a Locker account can view/update personal information, coaching records and access printable transcripts.

Don't forget to subscribe to the CAC eNewsletter "Inside Coaching" in your Locker account.


Diversity and Inclusion


Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching

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.


Coaching Athletes with a Disability

People with a disability who get involved in sport are athletes first and foremost - they have the same basic needs, drive, and dreams as any other athlete. For them as well, coaching is a crucial factor to the quality of their sport experience.

Many coaches who have never worked with athletes with a disability feel that, to be effective, they need highly specialized skills, knowledge, or training. This is a misperception. In fact, most coaches who work with athletes with a disability soon discover that coaching these participants is fundamentally no different than coaching any other athlete. The challenge is to truly understand the person, to focus on their abilities, and to see what they can achieve.

Current resources to help coaches build a positive sport experience for their athletes with sensory, intellectual, physical, or behavioural disabilities include:

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Coaching Masters Athletes​

Masters sport is booming, and more and more masters athletes are seeking coaching guidance as they strive to learn new skills, improve their performance, or compete successfully.

Coaching Masters Athletes is an introduction to coaching masters athletes, and it contains basic need-to-know information that will help you get started in this area. This resource is for any National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) coach in any NCCP context or sport who wants to know more about coaching masters athletes.

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Aboriginal Coaching

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) view coaches as a cornerstone of community sport and recreation. They play a key role as agents of social change. Their guidance can have a direct and lasting impact on the healthy and active lifestyles of community members, especially youth. 

Because of the important roles Aboriginal coaches play, the CAC and the ASC have made it a priority to educate, promote the value of certification, and establish meaningful participation of Aboriginal peoples in the NCCP. 

The Aboriginal Coaching Program contains culturally relevant materials meant to engage Aboriginal coaches and empower them to make a positive, long-lasting impact in their communities.

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Working with LGBTQ+ Athletes and Coaches

Although there has been progress in making sport more welcoming to those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans (transgender), two-spirited, queer or questioning (LGBTQ), much more work needs to be done. Coaches play a critical role in creating a sport environment that is safe and respectful for all, regardless of ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. Leading the Way: Working with LGBT Athletes and Coaches is aimed at coaches to help them to ensure a sport environment that is welcoming for all.

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Advanced Coaching Diploma

The NCCP Advanced Coaching Diploma (ACD) is the most extensive multi-sport training program offered by the National Coaching Certification Program in Canada. Coaches holding an NCCP Advanced Coaching Diploma (ACD) are recognized as among the most qualified coaches and leaders of Canadian athletes and sport programs to compete at provincial, national, and international levels.

This unique, multi-sport program is essential for coaches who seek the next step in their coaching careers.

For more information about the ACD please visit