Let’s Get Coaching!

Coaches Trained in Celebration of the  Legacy of the
 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games


Thinking about becoming a coach?  The City of Toronto, in partnership with Coaches Association of Ontario and MLSE Foundation, will be offering National Coaching Certification Program training throughout 2016. The  Fundamental Movement Skills  workshop, Competition Introduction modules and several Sport-Specific training sessions will be available at community recreation centres and other facilities. Best of all, these sessions will be  FREE  for Toronto residents (Open to non-residents at a fee).

Fundamental Movement Skills

The fundamental movement skills of throwing, catching, jumping, striking, running, kicking, agility, balance and coordination form the basis for future sport skill development and for the life-long enjoyment of physical activity.  This workshop is for individuals who want to learn how to instruct, observe, and correct the skill and give you plenty of opportunity to practice teaching these skills to young children. A full list of available workshops is provided below:

Location Day Date Time Registration Code
 Earl Bales CC  Sun  Oct – 2 10:00AM- 6:30PM  2905869

to go directly to the Toronto FUN Online listings. CLICK HERE for how to register.

Competition Introduction Modules

These NCCP workshops are suitable for instructors, community and competition coaches in any sport stream that work with athletes over the long term to improve performance. In these courses, coaches will learn about making ethical decisions, how to plan a practice, basic mental skills and many more. A full list of available workshops is provided below:

Course Location Day Date Time Registration Code
Make Ethical Decisions


Planning a Practice

 Northwood CC


Metro Hall




Aug 09


Oct 22



9:30AM- 4:30PM




Make Ethical Decisions  Metro Hall   Sun  Oct 23  10:00AM- 1:30PM  2909377
Nutrition  Metro Hall   Sun  Oct 23  2:00PM- 4:00PM  2909380
Teaching and Learning  Metro Hall   Sat  Nov 12  9:30AM- 4:30PM  2909381
Design a Basic Sports Program  Metro Hall   Sun  Nov 13  10:00PM- 2:00PM  2909382
Basic Mental Skills  Metro Hall  Sun  Nov 13  2:30PM- 5:30PM  2909383

to go directly to the Toronto FUN Online listings. CLICK HERE for how to register.

Sport-Specific Training

Trainings for individuals interested in coaching a specific sport in the community sport and/or instructional stream of the NCCP such as athletics, basketball, soccer, wheelchair sports, and many more.  In these workshops, coaches will learn how to instruct, observe and correct skills for a particular sport. A full list of available workshops is provided below:

Course Location Day Date Time Registration Code
Soccer – Learn to Train Parkway Forest CC  Sat
 Jul 9 – 10  8:00AM- 7:30PM 2909069
 Athletics – Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel Toronto Track and Field Centre  Sun Jul 17 9:00AM- 5:30PM 2910092
 Basketball – FUNdamentals Warden Hilltop CC   Sat  Sep 10  10:00AM- 4:30PM 2907593
Hockey – Coach 2 Don Montgomery CC  Sat Sep 10  12:0PM- 5:00PM  2906026
 Volleyball – Development Coach Carmine Stefano CC  Sat
Sep 17 – 18  9:30AM- 6:00PM 2907595
 Wheelchair Basketball – Competition Inroduction Parkway Forest CC  Fri
 Dec 2-4  6:00PM- 2:30PM 2907594

 CLICK HERE  to go directly to the Toronto FUN Online listings.  CLICK HERE for how to register.


How to Register

There are several different ways to register with the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry, and Recreation system. Please note: Family and Client Numbers are required for touch tone or online registration. If you do not already have these, please call 416-338-4386 before registering.

Online Registration (7 a.m. – midnight)
Go to toronto.ca/torontofun and click on the FUN ONLINE Register Now button. Please  read all information prior to registering.

Touch Tone Registration (TTR) (7 a.m. – midnight)
Call 416-338-0000 and follow the voice prompts.

Telephone Assisted (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Call 416-338-4386 during regular business hours and speak to a customer service representative.

In Person
Register in person at one of the civic centres listed below during regular business hours:

Etobicoke Civic Centre  -399 The West Mall, 2nd floor
North York Civic Centre  – 5100 Yonge St., 3rd floor
Scarborough Civic Centre – 150 Borough Dr., 5th floor
Toronto City Hall – 100 Queen St., main floor


Let’s Get Coaching! was part of Toronto’s Host City Showcase Program in 2015. This Council-approved program was designed to ensure a legacy of long-term community benefits while enhancing the experience of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games for residents and visitors.

For inquires about the Let’s Get Coaching! program please email  letsgetcoaching@toronto.ca

For inquires about coach education pathways and the NCCP please contact Mercedes Watson  mercedes@coachesontario.ca  or  416-426-7139