Professional Development
for Coaches

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) was launched in 1974 to give coaches the confidence to succeed. The program has constantly evolved over the years to stay at the forefront of delivering programs that respect the principles and science of long-term athlete development, while also reflecting the changes within Canadian sport - from the science of training, to competition strategy and tactics, to the athletes themselves.

Sport Manitoba’s community recognizes the value of having certified NCCP coaches that are engaged in Professional Development programs which reinforce the values of lifelong learning and sharing in the coaching community.

Professional Development Workshops

Coaching Manitoba has a menu of sessions and topics that we can deliver across the province, both NCCP and non-NCCP, to help provide education to all coaches in Manitoba. Sessions can vary in length from 90 minutes to six hours. All of our sessions also meet the Coach Association of Canada Professional Development requirements for certification maintenance. Click here for a complete listing of Professional Development (PD) offered by Coaching Manitoba.


Click here to find answers to questions such as "why do I need to maintain my certification?" and "how many PD points do I have?" and "how can I accumulate points?".

Professional Development Courses offered by the CAC

The Coaching Association of Canada offers a variety of online courses that are open for anyone to take as part of their coach education or as part of their Maintenance of Certification.

Courses available:

  • Coach Initiation in Sport - The Coach Initiation in Sport online module is designed as an important introduction to the key coaching concepts and educational tools that are the foundation of the NCCP.   Click here to learn more or to take the course.
  • Making Headway in Sport - Designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of your athletes, these NCCP Professional Development modules will make you concussion smart!  Click here to learn more or to take the course.
  • Coaching Athletes with a Disability - Coaching Athletes with a Disability NCCP training provides coaches with the knowledge to deliver quality and positive sport experiences for athletes, specifically to those with behavioural, intellectual, physical, and sensory disabilities.  Click here to take the course.