Coaching Clinic Opportunities

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 Socialization Series

Although the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic has closed for an indeterminate amount of time, CSCA staff will continue to work remotely and provide support to our partners.

During this difficult time of uncertainty, we want to provide coaches the opportunity to connect virtually. We will be offering FREE Coach Socialization Sessions via Zoom where a variety of topics will be discussed during this isolation period.

April 14th

9:00 PM AST

Workout Wednesday!

Self Talk: Noticing and Adjusting Never/Always Statements

April 15th

11:00 AM AST

Stay Mobile: Movements to Assist You Along the Way

April 16th

11:00 AM AST

Athlete Monitoring Basics: Why, What and How?

April 21st

8:00 PM AST

Adjusting Goals When Necessary

April 22nd

10:00 AM AST

Workout Wednesday!

Recovery Strategy Considerations

7:00 PM AST

Promoting Mental Performance During Challenging Times

April 23rd

2:00 PM AST

Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport

You can join the sessions LIVE on Zoom here:

Join Zoom Meeting

Call: +1 778 907 2071

Meeting ID: 744 594 388

We will be recording all sessions so don't worry if you are unavailable during the time indicated. We will post the sessions on our YouTube page.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to

Free NCCP Home Study

In light of the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, a decision has been made to offer free home study NCCP multi-sport coaching courses at the Competition Introduction and Competition Development level to all Nova Scotia based coaches. The available multi-sport courses can be taken for free to coaches who register for modules in the locker on or before June 1st 2020.

For coaches who registered for Home Study on or after March 16th 2020: your course registration fee will be refunded through the locker. You will receive an e-mail from the Locker once the refund is processed.

A comprehensive list of all the multi-sport coaching courses and the registration links for the home-study delivery can be found here.

To see what NCCP multi-sport coaching courses you need to be trained or certified in your sport please refer to the pathways link on the coaching Nova Scotia web site. These courses can also be used to accumulate professional development points for coaches looking to maintain a coaching status.

If you have any questions about the home study courses or your coaching requirements please contact

Concussion Education for NSSAF Coaches

The NSSAF now requires all head coaches of every NSSAF sport to complete the concussion management course "Making Headway" offered for FREE by the Coaches Association of Canada.

Making Headway can be found by CLICKING HERE


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 Course 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.

Volleyball Coach Education Opportunity

The Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation is partnering with Volleyball Nova Scotia to provide online coach education for NSSAF member coaches in volleyball.

The Course : Foundations of Volleyball

There are a limited number of licences so if you are interested please complete the following form:

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.