Coaching in Parasport

Become a Coach in Parasport

Would you like to make a huge difference in the lives of others? Becoming a Coach in Parasport does not require any special skills or pre-requisites. Just like coaching any sport all you need to start is passion, motivation and perhaps some patience.

Coaching Athletes with a Disability is a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) eLearning module to diversify your coaching portfolio.

Coaching Athletes with a Disability NCCP training 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 is a resource for coaches who are new to coaching athletes with a disability. As well, many coaches who are already working with athletes with a disability will find useful information and resources in the online module.

Coaching Athletes with a Disability 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.

It will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Thanks to the Ontario Parasport Collective and the Ontario Trillium Foundation Ontario Coaches 14+ can receive a code to access the module for FREE! Use the link adjacent or below to receive your code.

Save $15 and take NCCP Coaching Athletes with A Disability

Click on a Sport below to find out more information on how to get trained as a Coach and meet some current Coaches in parasport. Sports will be updated and added on an on-going basis.

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Coach 2 Coach Parasport Mentorship Logo

The Coach 2 Coach (C2C) Parasport Mentorship Program offers support, networking and professional development for coaches who work with athletes with a disability. Whether you’re coaching parasport for the first time, or looking to further your development after many years, this program can help you make an even greater impact with your athletes.

Learn more about the Parasport Mentorship Program.

Additional Resources

A Story-Based Practical Resource for Coaches and Coach Educators in Disability Sport

This creative nonfiction is a learning tool for disability sport coaches in entry level and developmental coaching domains. It demonstrates and provides information about coach behaviours that facilitate quality experiences for para athletes

Coach 2 Coach Article

Coach 2 Coach Articles are discussions on coaching by coaches. This article focuses on the topic of Coaching Para Athletes

Find a Club

Interested in getting involved in parasport? Use ParaSport Ontario’s “Find a Club” tool to help locate a sport or club near you.

2018 Parasport Research

An Investigation of Coaches and Classifiers’ perceptions of working with athletes with a Disability

The Power of Parasport

A book that celebrates 50 years of parasport in Ontario.

View all available courses in Ontario

How to create an NCCP# to register for NCCP Courses

Get started on your coaching journey today!

Please contact us – the CAO Team is here to help!