Coaching Resources

Canada Games Apprentice Coach Program

This program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 female coaches and 2 aboriginal coaches to the 2021 Canada Summer Games in apprenticeship roles. The Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is a partnership between the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC).

The CGC, the CAC, and PTCRs strongly believe that the apprenticeship program is an essential part of the development of a coach. Furthermore, apprenticeship programs can be used as a means to build capacity in underrepresented populations in coaching, such as women and aboriginals.

The purpose of the Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is to provides developing coaches with a practical and integrated major national multi-sport games experience. Selected coaches have direct involvement in preparation and competition and receive support from an identified mentor coach throughout the duration of the program. There is no cost to the coach.




Responsible Coaching Movement

The Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is a multi-phase system-wide movement, coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport that has the potential to affect all sport organizations and coaches. The RCM is a call to action for organizations to implement realistic change based on their individual state of readiness.

For more information and to learn how you can keep sport safe and healthy click here.

Coach's Kitchen

Coach's Kitchen - Recipe Videos for Sport Performance! Designed for coaches and parents to help support the dietary needs of their athletes, these recipes will offer ideas on what to eat and drink before, during, and after training or competition for sport performance.

24 recipes have been assembled by Angela Dufour, Nutritionist at the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic and Performance Dietitian with Team Canada at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.

Enter the kitchen at!


What Do You Know About Hydration?

Hydration is key for performance. In athletes, it's extremely important - learn the effects of dehydration on the body, and why by the time you fee thirsty, it's already too late!

Posted by Jeff Krushell on Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sports Inclusion

The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) has created a Supportve Guidebook for LGBTQ2S+ Athletes and Becoming a Better Ally
in the Sports World.

This booklet aims to support anyone in the sports  industry; whether it be sport clubs, organizations, athletes, coaches, staff, or anyone involved in the sports world. Thisis for anyone struggling with the confidence of coming out or being who you are; and it is for anyone who is trying to support a teammate or coaching staff, this book is for you. That being said, if you are a parent looking to help your child or make a positive change in your community, you will benefit. This booklet is a reference guide with the goal of spreading awareness on the issues that LGBTQ2S+ people face in the world of sports. Athletes have often had to endure a toxic cultural attitude that forced LGBTQ2S+ athletes further into the closet, including homophobia in locker rooms.

You can check out their website here, as well as download the Guidebook here.

Sport Disputes after #MeToo: now What?

The Sport Law & Strategy Group share on their website "that every individual’s fundamental legal rights must be protected and that sport organizations must respect their legal duties and obligations." 

Read their article on this topic, here.

Keeping Girls in Sport

Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) launched an on-line e-learning module “The module provides coaches, program leaders, parents and others at every level of the sport and physical activity system an unparalleled opportunity to build competency in serving girls in sport,” said Allison Sandmeyer-Graves, CEO of CAAWS. “Understanding and addressing common motivators and barriers for girls is key to keeping them engaged.”

Registration is $17, and $2 of every user fee will go to CAAWS to support the organization’s continued work towards equity and inclusion for girls and women in sport. The module is about 90 minutes to complete. Click here to begin the module.

Check out the full press release from CAAWS about the program on their website, here.


Social Media 101 For Coaches

Social media is a part of the lives of everyone now, so how do you set boundaries and have the conversation with kids and your athletes about navigating the online world? via Sport British Columbia, has put together a helpful resource for coaches. Check it out by clicking here.