The NSSAF supports coaches at all levels because without coaches, there would be no sport.

Coaching education improves the sport experience for student athletes as well as for the volunteer coach.

The Federation is working with Provincial Sport organizations, the Government of Nova Scotia and the Coaches Association of Canada to provide coaching education and coaching resources that will support coaches at all levels of school sport.

NSSAF Coaches wishing to take Sport Specific Coaching Education Courses, please complete the form below:

Coach Clinic Registration

NSSAF/BNS Basketball Coaching Clinic

NSSAF coaches can register for FREE at CLINIC REGISTRATION

NSSAF/ Rugby NS Coaching Clinics

Rugby Nova Scotia offering coaching courses in conjunction with the NSSAF.

The World Rugby Level 1/NCCP community imitation is the minimum standard for a High School rugby coach.

To register please click on the link below:


Requiring further information please contact

Jack Hanratty-


Keep the School in School Sport

The Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation values the contributions of all coaches in the Federation. As an organization that is school based there are many differences between school sport and community sport. The Keep the School in School Sport module is a resource to assist coaches in the initiation process into school sport.

The Coarse is free to take and all community coaches are required to take the 20 min course before they can coach any sport in the Federation.

Click Here to Take the Keep the School in School Sport Module

Coaching Resources: Coaches can find sport specific information on the website of the individual sports of the NSSAF.

The Coaches Association of Canada is a resource for coaches for programs and coaching education opportunities. also is the portal to the Locker where coaches can access their own profile and sign up for coaching courses.

Coaching NS is a website that provides coaches with information about programs and opportunities for coach education in Nova Scotia

School Coach Canada offers a number of online coaching courses that can support coach education. There are a number of free modules including: Concussions, Track and Field basics, and many others.