Did you always want to be a coach, but didn’t know where to start? Explore the programs the City offers to help you get started.

National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

Course titles below are listed when available

Fundamental Movement Skills

An NCCP workshop for anyone aged 16 or older working or interested in working with young children. The Fundamental Movement Skills of throwing, catching, jumping, striking, running, kicking, agility, balance and coordination, form the basis for future sports skill development and for the life-long enjoyment of physical activity. In this workshop, coaches learn how to observe and improve the fundamental movement skills.

The course outcomes include analyzing and identifying the various stages of development for each skill, applying a six-step process to teaching each skill, and creating safe games where children can practice the skills.

Course Titles:

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

Sport Specific Training

A workshop for individuals aged 16 or older interested in coaching a specific sport such as athletics, basketball, soccer, wheelchair sports, to name a few in the community sport and/or instructional stream of the NCCP. In this workshop, coaches will learn how to instruct, observe, and correct skills. A combination of lecture and practice will be used.


  • Ontario Basketball: NCCP FUNdamentals
  • NCCP Soccer FUNdamentals
  • Ontario Soccer Association: NCCP Active Start
  • NCCP Learn to Train
  • Ontario Wheelchair Sport Association: NCCP Competition Introduction for Wheelchair Basketball
  • NCCP Community Cricket Coach

The Toronto Sport Leadership Program (TSLP) is a program dedicated to providing youth with the resources they need to make positive life choices, gain the confidence and skills needed to obtain employment and become leaders in their communities.

Sports Streams

TSLP offers a variety of Sports Programs, including Can-Bike, Learn to Skate and Rink Guard, Adapted and Integrated Instructor, Soccer, Basketball and Tennis.

Aquatics Streams

TSLP offers Aquatic Programs, such as Wading Pool Attendant, Aquafit Fitness Instructor, National Lifeguard Service (NLS) course and Principles of a Healthy Child Development.

Job Readiness Day

Job Readiness Day is an additional program offered to all TSLP students. It is a day where staff from the YMCA and City of Toronto Parks and Recreation assist students.


TSLP offers Resume Writing Workshops at the YMCA North York Employment and Newcomer Center. These workshops are offered for FREE to all TSLP students.

To learn more, visit the Toronto Sport Leadership Program website