What it takes to be an athlete…

Research on athlete development suggests that there may be preconditions necessary to becoming a high-performance athlete.  Readily available article by Guellich et al. (2019) published in the Journal of Expertise is one of the interesting resources that athletes, parents, and coaches might find useful.

Changing the Game – Changing the Conversation

Changing the Game – Changing the Conversation is back for 2018

Join as an Apprentice or Mentor today!

The Coaches Association of Ontario is excited to announce the Changing the Game – Changing the Conversation program has been renewed for 2019. This initiative is aimed at creating balanced leadership in coaching roles and developing a support network for female coaches across the province.

Changing the Game is a mentorship program for female coaches in Ontario. The program is open to existing coaches or coaches-to-be of every sport, every age, and every experience level. Using a professionally designed mentorship model, the Changing the Game program has already engaged 250 apprentice coaches with the support of 100+ experienced sport coaching mentors (e.g., 2017 Program).

Even better, the program is completely free.

This Mentorship Program is for:

  • Women who want to become a Coach for the first time and be supported with Mentorship and Development
  • Existing Coaches looking for Mentorship and Development


  • Experienced coaches looking to give back as a mentor (Both Male and Female Coaches accepted as Mentors).

Participants Receive:

  • Access to a personal mentor sports coach with a wealth of experience
  • An online community of coaches
  • Access to development resources and events
  • Financial assistance
  • Mentors receive NCCP Mentorship training and resources

Sign up to be a mentor, or enroll as an apprentice coach to join the initiative!