Home Study and Online Learning

NCCP Training in Ontario is available remotely!

While the majority of our coaches are trained in an in-class setting, the CAO also supports various methods to accommodate coaches who prefer alternative learning environments.

The home study program is intended for coaches who prefer a self-directed learning environment or who are unable to travel to an in-class course.


Home study is a correspondence based learning method and the hours required for completion may be more than what is required of coaches attending an in-class course option.

  • eMaterials will be emailed upon registration
  • You will receive an email with instructions to download the electronic reference guide and coach workbook
  • An NCCP accredited Learning Facilitator will be assigned as a resource for any questions
  • You will complete a series of exercises and tasks in the workbook and submit by email for marking to the assigned Learning Facilitator.


The length of time to complete a home study varies by course and learning style of the individual. The home study format relies heavily on self-directed learning. All courses are given a 2 month completion period. Should you require an extension, please email homestudy@coachesontario.ca with your request.

Available Home Study Courses

Not all workshops have been designed or modified for home study. The quality assurance of NCCP delivery is important and we want to ensure we continue to provide the same quality of service to all coaches across the province.

Please Note: The Competition Development Multi-sport Modules are targeted towards coaches who are working with athletes at the Provincial and National levels. These modules are very lengthy, challenging and time-consuming so ensure that you have time to complete the work.

Online delivery is a means of providing a virtual in-class experience to coaches who prefer a virtual classroom setting or those who are unable to travel to an in-class course. Online courses are facilitator-led and group-based offered through a platform called Adobe Connect.

  • You are required to register a minimum of 5 business days before the course date.
  • Once registered eMaterials will be provided to you.
  • You will be expected to log on and participate for the full duration of the course at the specific times listed in order to receive full course credit.

  • Microphone/speakers or a headset with speakers
  • Access to the internet (preferably high speed).

Available Online Delivery Courses

Not all workshops have been designed or modified for online delivery. The quality assurance of NCCP delivery is important and we want to ensure we continue to provide the same quality of service to all coaches across the province.

  • NCCP Make Ethical Decisions
  • NCCP Design a Basic Sport Program
  • NCCP Planning a Practice
  • NCCP Basic Mental Skills
  • NCCP Teaching & Learning

View all currently scheduled Online Comp Int Courses

  • NCCP Managing Conflict
  • NCCP Leading Drug Free Sport
  • NCCP Psychology of Performance
  • NCCP Manage a Sport Program
  • NCCP Advanced Practice Planning
  • NCCP Prevention and Recovery of Injury
  • NCCP Developing Athletic Abilities
  • NCCP Coaching and Leading Effectively

View all currently scheduled Online Comp Dev Courses

  • NCCP Empower+
  • NCCP Mentorship

View all currently scheduled Online PDCourses

Please Note: All Online Delivery courses take place on scheduled dates and times, and are not webinars. View our course calendar to see the full listing of scheduled options.

NCCP eLearning is training completed at your own pace, in an online format through the Coaches Association of Canada.

Available eLearning Courses

NCCP Multi-sport eLearning modules can be found in the Locker. You will be required to login to the Locker with your NCCP#.

Course Description

Good nutrition is important for both athletic performance and maintaining a healthy lifestyle outside of sport. By helping their participants make good nutrition choices, coaches not only empower them to perform their best, they help them to establish positive dietary habits that can last a lifetime.

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Sport Nutrition module provides coaches with education about basic sport nutrition principles. This eLearning module will provide an understanding of how to support athletes and their parents or caregivers to make effective nutrition choices.

After completing NCCP Sport Nutrition, coaches will be able to:

  • Explain the basic nutritional needs of an athlete.
  • Take appropriate measures to ensure that athletes stay hydrated during exercise.
  • Educate athletes on the use of nutritional supplements and sports drinks.
  • Encourage a positive body image in athletes.
  • Identify the different types of disordered eating.
  • Support athletes with special nutritional needs.
  • Identify common food allergies and intolerances.
  • Provide accurate guidance to athletes and their parents or caregivers on nutrition before, during and after exercise.
  • Provide accurate nutritional guidance to athletes and their parents or caregivers before and during travel.

Course Length – 40-60 Minutes

PD Points – 5

Cost- $20

Complete the NCCP Sport Nutrition eLearning module

Course Description

Coach Initiation in Sport is an online NCCP module developed to introduce new or experienced coaches to the foundational skills in coaching, such as: long-term athlete development, ethics, coaching motivation, and athlete safety and wellness. The Coach Initiation in Sport module will also introduce coaches to the NCCP, a valuable tool for preparing a coach’s first in-person NCCP workshop.

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. The module remains an excellent informational resource for coaches which they can revisit at any time after successful completion of the module.

Coach Initiation in Sport is a valuable resource for:

  • Parents new to coaching
  • New coaches
  • Experienced coaches new to the NCCP
  • Athletes transitioning to coaching
  • Experienced NCCP coaches who need professional development, or a refresh on the fundamental principles of the NCCP
  • Sport administrators who work with the NCCP and coach development

Course Length – 1 Hour

PD Points- 5

Cost- $15

Complete the NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport eLearning module

Course Description

Coaching Athletes with a Disability is a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) eLearning module that provides coaches the knowledge to deliver quality, positive sport experiences for athletes, specifically with behavioural, intellectual, physical, and sensory disabilities.

Coaching Athletes with a Disability NCCP training will provide coaches the ability to:

  • Explain the benefits of sport participation for persons with a disability;
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with, and regards to, persons with a disability;
  • Design positive, safe, and inclusive sport experiences for persons with a disability; and
  • Consider next steps in their professional development related to coaching persons with a disability.

Course Length- 45-60 Minutes

PD Points- 5

Cost- $15

Complete the NCCP Coaching Athletes with a Disability module

Course Description

Designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of your athletes, this multi-sport module will cover:

  • What to do to prevent concussions
  • How to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion
  • What to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion
  • How to ensure athletes return to play safely

Course Length – 60-90 Minutes

PD Points- 5

Cost- FREE

Complete the NCCP Making Head Way in Sport eLearning module

Course Description

This NCCP eLearning activity on creating and using an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) prepares coaches to respond calmly, quickly and effectively if a sport participant is seriously injured during practice or competition.

After completing this activity, coaches will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of having an EAP
  • Identify when to activate the EAP
  • Explain the responsibilities of the charge person and call person when the EAP is activated
  • Create a detailed EAP that includes all required information for responding to an emergency

Coaches will also have access to a downloadable EAP template to use for any practice or competition location.

Course Length- 15 Minutes

PD Points- 1

Cost- FREE

Accessing your NCCP Locker account

Course Description

By completing the Safe Sport Training e-module, you will gain the knowledge and skills to create healthy and safe environments by recognizing, addressing and preventing maltreatment in sport.

After completing Safe Sport Training you will be able to:

  • Understand that everyone has a role to play in keeping sport safe, how the misuse of power leads to maltreatment, and the principles of the Universal Code of Conduct.
  • Understand the various types of maltreatment, the conditions that enable them, and how to recognize signs that they may be happening
  • Know what to do if you suspect maltreatment, and how you can create a culture that protects all participants. As of April 1, 2020, all Sport Canada – funded organizations are required to have training in abuse and harassment available to everyone under their immediate authority. Please identify the role for which you’ve been requested to completed this training. Your selection will trigger the appropriate version of the training.

Course Length – 90 Minutes

PD Points – 2

Cost – FREE

Complete the Safe Sport Training eLearning module

Course Description

The Leading a Return to Sport Participation eLearning module provides resources and guidance to help coaches lead a safe and adaptive transition back to sport. Coaches will have the opportunity to review potential challenges and learn practical advice to apply when creating their own return-to-sport plan. After completing this module, coaches will be able to:

•Identify the physical and psychosocial effects participants may be experiencing

•Understand the role of a coach in facilitating the return to sport participation

•Design a plan to return to sport participation during COVID-19

•Lead and communicate with empathy

We invite you to use the tools and materials included in this toolkit to promote the Leading a Return to Sport Participation eLearning module across your networks.

Course Length – 45-60 Minutes

PD Points – 1

Cost – FREE

Complete the Leading a Return to Sport eLearning module

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