The following Professional Development (PD) workshops have been developed by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) to enhance your coaching ability and to enable you to provide a high standard of sport coaching for your athletes. Along with the Multi-Sport modules, the following courses reinforce the National Coaching Certification Program’s (NCCP) core values of continuous improvement and lifelong learning.

Aboriginal Coaching Module 

8h (5 PD Points) – Free

If you work with, or supervise youth of Aboriginal heritage, this workshop is an essential resource. If you wish to understand, relate to, and apply Aboriginal cultural perspectives that will allow you to motivate, inspire, and lead those youth towards a successful and meaningful lifestyle, this workshop was designed for you. The workshop includes unique methods and perspectives not found in mainstream coaching certification programs. It is holistic in its approach and includes teachings of the medicine wheel, the four gifts, as well as the values within the four pillars and many other issues that are unique to Aboriginal culture

Empower Plus

4h (5 PD Points) – Free

Empower Plus is an incredible addition to our NCCP workshop lineup, it is an intense and thought provoking 4 hour workshop that will teach you how to enhance the well-being of the athletes in your care and be a positive role model in the world of sport. In an interactive and dynamic learning environment, our expert Coach Developers will guide you through how to enhance athlete welfare by: recognizing the potential for and presence of maltreatment in sport; and learning when and how to intervene when you observe or suspect maltreatment. You will bring your coaching to new heights by: implementing the NCCP’s renowned six-step decision-making model; mastering the art of the difficult conversation; and creating a list of key positive athlete development strategies you can implement in your coaching right away. This NCCP workshop will set you up for success in coaching and in life!

Resistance Training

4h (5 PD Points) 

A must have for competitive Coaches, this 4 hour dynamic and interactive introductory workshop will teach you how to prevent injuries and increase athlete performance through proven resistance training tools. Become a better Coach by augmenting your plan with elements such as: basic lifts, stability training, and core training.

Concussion Awareness

Time may vary (5 PD Points) – Free

Making Head Way in: Sport (Generic), Soccer, Snowboard, Speed Skating, Freestyle Ski, and Football are designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of your athletes. These NCCP PD modules cover: what to do to prevent concussions, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion; what to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion; and how to ensure athletes return to play safely. CLICK HERE

Coach New Brunswick Mini Summit Series

May last 1-2 hours (2 PD Points) – Free

These opportunities are open to the entire public and address a variety of prevalent coaching topics.

Podium Performance Series

May last 1-2 hours (2 PD Points) – Free

These opportunities are offered free of charge in partnership with the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic (CSCA). They are open to the entire public and address a variety of prevalent coaching topics.