Advanced Coaching Diploma

Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba (CSCM) is pleased to join forces with other members of the Canadian Olympic & Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN) to bring the Coaching Association of Canada’s (CAC) Advanced Coaching Diploma (ACD) to Manitoba coaches.

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In partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada, the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba offers the Advanced Coaching Diploma (ACD). This exclusive diploma program is offered through structured, competency-based modules delivered by master coaches and sport experts to coaches identified by their National Sport Organizations.

ACD is the most elaborate multi-sport program consisting of four core themes; Coaching Leadership, Coaching Effectiveness, Performance Planning and Training & Competition Readiness.

Interested candidates should consult their transcript in The Locker to begin the application process. Ideally, coaches are NCCP Competition Development Certified when entering the ACD Program. Alternately, the coach needs to be NCCP Fully Trained Competition Development, or Level 3 certified, and have successfully completed Make Ethical Decisions online evaluation.

Coaches can find more information, and apply for the ACD Program directly through their CAC Locker transcript. To enter the program the coach must also submit:

  • A completed online application form
  • A letter from their National Sport Organization supporting the coaches entry into the ACD program
  • A personal resume demonstrating a minimum of 3 years, relevant coaching experience
  • A letter of intent from the candidate indicating their reasons for completing the ACD Program
  • A completed Comp Dev portfolio or completed ACD pre-portfolio workbook
  • Payment of the application fee of $75.00 (non-refundable)
  • A memorandum of understanding signed by the candidate, the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary and the National Sport Organization

The Advanced Coaching Diploma provides an opportunity for the active coach with a busy schedule to engage in advanced learning. The ACD program is available in a two-year, part-time program, yet may be obtained in more or less time depending on the location as various delivery schedules are available.

The Advanced Coach Diploma is delivered and designed to accommodate the travel and day-to-day demands of coaches. A significant advantage to the ACD program is that coaches can attend in person, at a distance, with some content delivered asynchronously, depending on location. On average, ACD coaches will spend between approximately 10-12 hours per week engaging with program content and application over a 6-8 month period. During this period, coaches are actively applying their learning in their daily training environment. Over the next 6-8 month period, coaches focus on their competitive season, and prepare for their formal assessments.

For English delivery of the program, CSCM works with Canadian Sport Institute Calgary (CSIC) and Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO).

Should you wish to take ACD entirely in French, please contact the Institut National du Sport du Québec (INS).

ACD is a hub delivery based program. What this means is that Manitoba candidates will have to travel to either CSIC or CSIO two to four times throughout the program for weekend “bootcamps”. The remainder of the program is delivered through an interactive online platform where candidates can participate in units through a live-stream or watch them afterwards. All work is completed, submitted and reviewed through this same online platform.

Program Tuition is $4000 (less application fee) paid over two years. There is a $75 CAD dollar application fee. Successful applicants will have their application fee applied to their tuition. There will be no refunds available for unsuccessful applicants.

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