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.

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. The program is open to youth 15 to 18 years of age, and courses are offered at no charge to successful applicants.

Sport Stream

TSLP offers a variety of sports courses, including:

  • Adapted and Inclusive Instructor
  • Basketball
  • Can-Bike
  • Rink Guard
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Aquatic Stream

TSLP offers a variety of Aquatic courses, including:

  • Aquafit Instructor
  • National Lifeguard and Swim Instructor
  • Wading Pool Attendant

Courses are subject to change. First aid training is included with each stream.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the TSLP, email tslp@toronto.ca or call 647-678-7650.


National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

The flagship program of the Coaching Association of Canada, the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) has been identified as a world leader in coach education. Currently, the largest adult continuing education program in Canada, the NCCP gives coaches the confidence to succeed.

Coaches are responsible for providing the Learning Facilitators with their Coaching Certification number (CC#) at the start of the workshop or course. Coaches that have not already created this number please visit www.coach.ca and register through The Locker.

Fundamental Movement Skills

An NCCP workshop for anyone 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 sport skill development and for the life-long enjoyment of physical activity. In this workshop, coaches learn how to observe and improve 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. This program is run in partnership with the Coaches Association of Ontario.

Register for a Fundamental Movement Skills Course

Multi-sport training

The following multi-sport coaching modules will enhance your coaching repertoire!

  • NCCP Make Ethical Decisions
  • NCCP Planning a Practice
  • NCCP Teaching and Learning
  • NCCP Design a Basic Sport Program
  • NCCP Basic Mental Skills
  • NCCP Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel

Many of these have been integrated by sports into their own sport-specific workshops while other sports require their coaches to take them separately through our network of Provincial and Territorial Coaching Representatives.

All of these multi-sport modules can help you reach higher as a coach, and can also be counted towards Maintenance of Certification. There are no prerequisites to take any of these courses.

Register for a Multi-Sport Coaching Module

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.

Register for Sport-Specific Coaching Courses