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The following references and links are specific resources for coaches. Rather than generic links to websites, these are links to specific tools that will assist a coach directly with information specific to coaching. In many cases there are tools provided for addressing topics with athletes. Check back often as this page is continually updated.

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Athletes with Varying Abilities

Athletes with Disabilities Canadian Sport for Life (direct link to No Accidental Champions.pdf)

Coaching Athletes with a Disability Coaching Association of Canada

Coaching Athletes with a Cognitive Disability Special Olympics BC

Coaching Athletes with a Physical Disability Canadian Paralympic Committee

Words with Dignity Active LIving Alliance for Canadians with a Disabitlity

Bullying, Harassment, Violence and Abuse Prevention

Abuse and Violence Prevention Government of BC

Bullying Prevention in Sports Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport (CCES) Where You Are Not Alone

Respect in Sport Respect Group Inc

RespectED: Violence and Abuse Prevention Canadian Red Cross 

Prevention in Motion OnLine (a 4-hour online course) Canadian Red Cross

The SportSafe Program Government of BC

Safe Kids BC Government of BC


Think First / Concussion Education Think First Canada

Athletic Concussion Training for Coaches ACTive

Heads Up Online Concussion Training Course  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

SIRC Newsletter - "Concussions" Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC)

How Can Parents Help Educate Their Children?s Coaches About Concussion?

The Sport Concussion Library  Sport Concussion Library

Concussions 101, a Primer for Kids and Parents YouTube Video

Youth Sports Concussion Safety Center Moms Team

Brain Navigators

Ethics and Doping

Athlete Zone Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport 

CoachTrue: Computer-based anti-doping learning tool World Anti-Doping Agency

Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS) World Anti-Doping Agency

Drug Reference Online Global DRO Canada

Principles for Sport True Sport

Physical Literacy & Fundamental Movement Skill Development

CS4L for Coaches Canadian Sport for Life

Be Fit For Life Alberta Provincial Fitness Program, has Move and Play Physical Literacy Cards

2010 Legacies Now HOP (Healthy Opportunities for Preschoolers) activity booklet for download.

Physical and Health Education Canada Interesting and age-appropriate resources for sale.

Sport and Recreation New Zealand A series of activities for young children that can be downloaded.

SportFit Suggests activities that children might be good at based on the results of some simple physical tests.

Healthy Sport

Air Aware Program Clean Air Champions 


SBC Insurance SBC Insurance and All Sport Insurance

Sport Nutrition

Sport Nutrition Resources Coaching Association of Canada


The Pyramid of Success Coach John Wooden

Stages of Group/Team Development Tuckman Model

Personality Career Quiz True Colours (free quiz, there are a number of other versions that are paid)

True Colours Test Free personality and comunication quiz

Tools for Coaches and Learning Facilitators

Physigraphe Web application with over 4000 exercises images and over 2000 animations and videos.

Taktifol Smart Sheets: SmartSheets®  and Taktifol Play Sheets for Teamsports  Dry erase sheets that stick anywhere!

Video and Analysis

Dartfish Software Dartfish (PC)

Drill Draw Software Drill Draw (Create drills or select from pre-exsisting, for over 10 different sports) 

Game Breaker and Sports Code Software Sportstec (MAC)

Taktifol Sport specific self adhesive, resusable version of flip charts

Women in Coaching

Women and Leadership Program Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS)

Women in Leadership ProMotion Plus

Youth Sport Coaching

Youth Sport Coaching: Health and Fitness Guide Peer Trainer

Great Coaching Sites and Additional Resources

Institute for Sport Coaching

Positive Coaching Alliance

Sports Coaching Brain

Sport Performance Resource Centre Canadian Sport Centre Pacific

NASPE's Coaches Toolbox  National Association for Sport and Physical Education