Advanced Coaching Diploma

The Advanced Coaching Diploma (ACD) aims to develop coaches who are capable of preparing athletes for podium success at Provincial and/or National level competitions. Through the ACD coaches will participate in the Coaching Association of Canada Advanced Coaching Diploma. The Diploma consists of four core themes: Coaching Leadership, Coaching Effectiveness, Performance Planning, and Training and Competition Readiness. Each theme consists of 20 three-hour units of facilitated learning, workshops, or laboratory/practical activity. Coaches will be evaluated in each theme based on their ability to demonstrate competency in coaching developing athletes. Coaches in the diploma program will work with a designated master/mentor coach who will support them in the completion of their program requirements. The diploma program requires a mid-point and final evaluation by a panel of content specialists.

The pre-requisites for entry to the diploma program are: NCCP Competition-Development or NCCP Level 3 certification, a letter of intent and sport resume of the candidate coach, and a letter of endorsement from the National Sport Organization. A special case may be made for coaches from sports where Competition-Development isn't available. A mapping document is available for coaches who have completed a portion of the old NCCP Level 4 to allow for transition to the Diploma program.

The Advanced Coaching Diploma provides flexibility for the active coach with a busy schedule. The Diploma is available in a two year, part-time program, but may be obtained in more or less time depending on the location; various delivery schedules are available.

Please download the Advanced Coaching Diploma brochure for the entry pre-requisites for coaches wishing to achieve an Advanced Coaching Diploma.

For more information go to and select the Coach Training tab and go to Advanced Coaching Diploma.

Dr. Don Clark, Director
Centre for Kinesiology Health and Sport
Room 164.18, University of Regina
Regina, SK S4S 0A2
Phone: (306) 585-4911


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