One-Stop-Shop for Coach Recognition and Professional Development

CAO strives to provide world-leading, high-quality programs that connect coaches with appropriate events and services to better recruit, retain and recognize them all through their coaching journey. Here are just a few:

Presented by the Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO), the Summit Series will continue to feature professional development sessions from experts around the world, now spread across three dates in the calendar year to better accommodate our coaches’ seasons and schedules.

Since 2007, the CAO’s leadership events have become signature dates on the provincial sport calendar, creating an opportunity for coaches, teachers, administrators and everyone with a passion for sport to gain valuable insight into shaping the future of coaching and sport.

Conference Page

This is a unique one-of-a-kind event where you can receive training in the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) in a number of different sports and contexts at discounted prices!

The Super Clinic affords coaches—from high performance to grassroots—with an opportunity to gain sport-specific technical abilities, plus leadership and decision-making skills, opening doors to new opportunities in both coaching and life.

The Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards are awarded annually to exemplary coaches across Ontario to celebrate and recognize coaches for the integral role they play with their team(s), sport and community.

Winning coaches are awarded a Toronto Blue Jays VIP experience & a $500 prize to be used on purchases for their team/club/organization, from local Ontario/Canadian businesses, proudly provided by Hydro One Inc.

Awards Page

National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach.

Coming every September!

  • Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards
  • NCCP Community Clinics
  • Remote Access Workshops
  • Ontario Landmarks Lite Up to Say #ThanksCoach
National Coaches Week

Each year in October, CAO recognizes and says thanks at CDPD Weekend to all of our Coach Developers for all of the commitment, hard work and passion they show towards coach development.

The weekend provides an opportunity for multisport and sport-specific Learning Facilitators, Coach Evaluators and Master Coach Developers to come together for 2 days of professional development, networking and much more!

CDPD Weekend

Are you hosting an event or training for coaches in Ontario?

Submit your event and/or training into the NCCP Locker database as professional development points!

This program is open to organizations and/or education providers looking to recognize coaches for their educational development outside of the NCCP.

Submit an Event

Submit your event and/or training as NCCP PD Points!