Coaches Week – September 21-29

This year, #CoachesWeek is September 21-29, 2019. Join in the celebration of the positive impact that coaches have on athletes and communities across the province, and invite you to participate by saying #ThanksCoach to the coaches who make a difference in your sport and community.

Coaches are mentors, motivators and leaders.

Along with parents and teachers, coaches have a profound impact on the future of our children. It is a great responsibility, and Canada’s two million coaches embrace it with passion and dedication.

Alberta Sport Connection is committed to providing coaches and coach developers with access to development and education opportunities, support mechanisms and funding resources to continue the pursuit of coaching excellence across Alberta.

Apprentice Coach Opportunities for the 2019 Canada Winter Games


The AACP in Alberta is a partnership between the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC), Indigenous Sport Council (Alberta), Alberta Sport Connection, the Canada Games Council (CGC), Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and Provincial Sport Organizations. This program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 coaches of aboriginal ancestry to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles.

Alberta Coaches involved in the program are;
Sport Apprentice Mentor
Boxing Perry Sawyer Sylvio Fex
Figure Skating Anne – Marie Behnke David Howe


The Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program in Alberta is a partnership between Alberta Sport Connection, Canada Games Council (CGC), Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and Provincial Sport Organizations.

This program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 female coaches to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. The belief is that the apprenticeship program is an essential part of the development of a coach. Furthermore, apprenticeship programs can be used as a means to build capacity in underrepresented populations in coaching, such as women and aboriginals.

The purpose of the Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is to provide women coaches with a practical and integrated major national multi-sport games experience. Selected coaches have direct involvement in preparation and competition and receive support from an identified mentor coach throughout the duration of the program.

Alberta Coaches involved in this program are;
Sport Apprentice Mentor
Biathlon Katya Dittrich Interim Jordan McGuire
Cross Country Ski Alanna Butler Chris Jefferies


What is Happening

In 2016 ASC supported 246 NCCP multi-sport modules & 61 home study program modules in 36 communities!

Coaching Events

Search for various multi-sport and sport specific NCCP courses offered across the province.

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Coach Education

Alberta Sport Connection offers a wide variety of coach education and professional development opportunities. Courses are available now.

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