enhancing coaching excellence
In partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada, the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary 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.
The ACD program targets coaches with athletes from Train to Train, Train to Compete, and Train to Win. Generally, coaches engaged in the program are implementing a year round plan with their athletes and on average spend 12+ hours a week engaged in coaching.
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 also be obtained in more or less time depending on the various delivery schedules available. The diagram below outlines the usual structure of the ACD Program.
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:
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.
Year 1: April 2020 – November 2020
Classes on Wednesdays from 8:30 am-11:30 am Mountain Standard Time (MST) in person or online
Mandatory in-person weekends
- April 16-19, 2020
- September 24 – 27, 2020
Year 2: April 2021 – November 2021
Classes on Wednesdays from 8:30 am -11:30 am MST in person or online
Mandatory in-person weekend
-April 15-18, 2021
Darcy graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Saskatchewan. He went on to complete his NCCP level 4 certification and obtained his coaching diploma from the National Coaching Institute Calgary (now Advanced Coaching Diploma) under the mentorship of Les Gramantik.
Shelley is currently completing her PhD at the University of Calgary in the Werklund Education Department. Her research is focused on how to build impactful teaching practices and specifically, finding out how teaching games for understanding (TGFU) students use their pedagogy knowledge.
Cari is a 1996 Olympic silver medallist in artistic swimming and was supported by the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary as an athlete. Cari coached in her home sport for many years while simultaneously completing her master’s degree in motor learning – teaching games for understanding. Cari went on to complete her PhD with her research specifically looking at coach and athlete leadership preceding Olympic medal-winning performances.