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Coaches Program

The CAF Sports Program has partnered with The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) to provide standardized qualifications for CAF coaches and administrators to ensure a safe atmosphere for all participants.  

Having certfied coaches brings creditability to the CAF Sports program, brings visibility to the CAF from external associations (i.e. sports governing bodies, municipalities, etc.), and elevates the quality of the CAF Sports Program. 

The CAF Coaches Program offers a variety of courses through their partnership with the CAC to CAF members and full time NPF employees to develop certified coaches to prepare them to support CAF athletes at all levels of sporting events. In order to achieve this, the CAF Sports Office (CAFSO) has provided a list of minimum certifications required for coaches and administrators supporting CAF sport programs.  
 
Upon completion of each course, coaches and administrators will gain leadership skills and professional development points in their locker with Coach.ca under their National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) account. 
 
It is expected that CAF Coaches who receive funding from the CAFSO will commit their coaching services to a CAF Sports Team (local/Regional/National/International) for a minimum of one year and/or season. Potential sports include but are not limited to; badminton, ball hockey, basketball curling, fencing, golf, grappling, hockey, running, slo-pitch, squash, swimming & lifesaving, taekwondo, triathlon, and volleyball.


Registration

  • How to Register
    Individuals may go to Coach.ca “The Locker” and login (or create account) to begin their online learning and/or reach out to their Provincial Territorial Coaching Representative (PTCR). Once complete please follow the step below for potential reimbursement. 
  • Funding & Reimbursement
    Minimum certifications are covered by the CAFSO through the members respective local PSP Base Sports Coordinator. Upon successful completion, individuals are to fill out this form, attached receipts and provide them to their local PSP Base Sports Coordinator for reimbursement. 
  • Minimum Certifications
    Minimum certifications will increase coach’s knowledge and allow them to improve their personality traits and qualities. The following courses must be completed by PSP Base Sports Coordinators and Regional / National / International coaches and assistant coaches by the end of each phase listed below:
     

    PHASE 1: 
    Completion by the 2021 Championship in their respective sport or 31 December 2021 

    (whichever comes first) 

    Courses 

    Coaches 

    Assistant Coaches 

    Sports Coordinators 

    First Aid & CPR 

    Annually 

    Annually 

    Annually 

    Make Ethical Decisions 

    Making Head Way 

    Manage a Sport Program 

    n/a 

    n/a 

    Safe Sport Training 

     

    PHASE 2: 
    Completion by the 2022 Championship in their respective sport or 31 December 2022 

    (whichever comes first) 

    Courses 

    Coaches 

    Assistant Coaches 

    Sports Coordinators 

    Emergency Action Plan 

    Empower+ 

    n/a 

    n/a 

    Leading Drug-Free Sport 

    n/a 

    n/a 

    Planning a Practice 

    * Note: Sports Coordinators are only required to take only one of the asterisks (*) courses.