All coaches, regardless of the sport or the level or ability of the athletes they coach, need training and support in order to succeed. Para sport coaches are no different. There are a few nuances that coaches will need to understand including, classification and the Para athlete and coach pathways.
There are many different resources available to help a coach get started on their Para coach journey.
Coaching Athletes with a Disability is an 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. Click here to find out more.
Some sports have separate curriculum developed for Para sport coaches while other sports have all their content integrated. Find out more about each sport’s specific coach pathway.