National Coaching

ACD students have a unique opportunity to:

  • Develop a relationship with a mentor coach;
  • Learn from a variety of experts in the fields of coaching, sport science, leadership, business, and technology;
  • Share experiences, strategies, and challenges with fellow coaches;
  • Develop a network of contacts within and outside their sport;
  • Foster critical thinking and independent thought;

NCCP Advanced Coaching Diploma

The NCCP Advanced Coaching Diploma is the pinnacle of a coach's education in the National Coaching Certification Program. ACD coaches are recognized as being among the most qualified coaches and leaders of athletes and sport programs provincially, nationally and internationally.

The Diploma consists of four core themes: Coaching Leadership, Coaching Effectiveness, Performance Planning, and Training and Competition Readiness. Each theme requires coaches to complete a series of modules comprised of several 3 hour units of in-classroom sessions, seminars, workshops, or labs. Coaches enrolled in the diploma program will work with a designated master and/or mentor coach who will support them in their completion of program requirements.

Target Coaches

The Advanced Coaching Diploma Program offered by the NCCP predominantly targets coaches working with Training to Train and Training to Compete athletes, which may include:

  • Canada Games and provincial team head coaches
  • Personal coaches of pre-carded, provincially carded, and developmental carded athletes
  • Club coaches of highly ranked clubs and self-made/entrepreneurial coaches
  • Post-secondary coaches (CIS, NCAA, CCAA)
  • NSO-identified coaches with potential to develop into coaches of high performance athletes
  • National Training Centre coaches and assistant coaches

The Diploma Program

The NCCP Advanced Coaching Diploma provides flexibility for the active coach with a busy schedule. The diploma is available in a two year, part-time program, but may be obtained in more or less time depending on the ACD. Various delivery schedules are available.

Entry Pre-requisites

Coaches wishing to achieve an NCCP Advanced Coaching Diploma, please visit the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba  website.  There you will be able to view the NCCP Advanced Coaching Diploma brochure for the entry pre-requisites and for more information on enrolling.

Coaching Association of Canada ACD Program