Coaching Webinar Library

Annual Events

Ontario Coaches Conference (Coaches Association of Ontario)

Ontario Physical Literacy Summit (Sport Hamilton)

Toronto Raptors Coaches’ Open House (Toronto Raptors)

Sport for Life Canadian Summit (Sport for Life Society)

Women and Girls in Leadership and Sport Conference (York University)

NCCP Basketball Super Clinic (Canada Basketball)

NCCP Super Clinic (Coaches Association of Ontario)

Research to Practice Symposium (MLSE LaunchPad)

Courses & Certifications

Respect in Sport Training (Respect Group Inc.)

Coaching Athletes with a Disability (NCCP)

Coaching Kids of All Abilities (Canadian Tire Jumpstart)

HIGH FIVE Training (HIGH FIVE)

Keeping Girls in Sport (Canadian Tire Jumpstart)

Making Head Way Concussion Awareness Training (NCCP)

Physical Literacy Instructor Program (Sport for Life Society)

Sport for Life Leaders School (Sport for Life Society)

Respect in Sport Training

In 2018, Ontario Basketball announced a partnership with Respect in Sport, a nationally respected organization that provides online training programs for activity leaders and parents to ensure that adults are collectively fostering a positive youth sport environment free of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination.

Respect in Sport training is widely used by Provincial and National Sport Organizations across Canada. Ontario Basketball will gradually introduce the training for coaches and parents over the next few years. Ontario Basketball encourages member clubs to be proactive by becoming early adopters of both programs.

Respect in Sport ProgramCompletion TimeCost
Activity Leader Program2.5 hours$30 plus tax
Parent ProgramOne hour$12 plus tax

Note: The Activity Leader Program counts for three Professional Development points within the National Coaching Certification Program and the certification automatically uploads to a coach’s profile on The Locker (with permission from the coach).

Learn more about Respect in Sport training

Coaching Athletes with a Disability

NCCP Coaching Athletes with a Disability Module

Coaching Athletes with a Disability is a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) eLearning module that launched in Fall 2017.

The course is designed to provide coaches with knowledge to deliver quality, positive sport experiences for athletes, specifically those with behavioural, intellectual, physical, and sensory disabilities.

The training provides coaches with the ability to:

  • Explain the benefits of sport participation for persons with a disability;
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with, and regards to, persons with a disability;
  • Design positive, safe, and inclusive sport experiences for persons with a disability; and
  • Consider next steps in their professional development related to coaching persons with a disability.

Cost: $15

To take advantage of this great professional development opportunity, log in to or register for The Locker.

Learn more about Coaching Athletes with a Disability course

Coaching Kids of All Abilities

Coaching Kids of All Abilities is a new training resource launched in January 2019 by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities in partnership with leading Canadian accessibility organizations.

It is designed to provide coaches and leaders with tools and insight to create an inclusive sport environment, where all participants feel like they belong and bring value to the team.

The training currently includes two online modules:

  • Welcoming All Abilities focuses on creating an environment of inclusion for people of all abilities
  • Supporting Positive Behaviour focuses on managing group behaviour when working with kids of all abilities

Cost:

  • Welcoming All Abilities: $30
  • Supporting Positive Behaviour: $15

Note: A portion of every registration fee goes towards Jumpstart and partners.

Register for Coaching Kids of All Abilities course

HIGH FIVE Training

HIGH FIVE is Canada’s quality standard for children’s programs. HIGH FIVE training provides participants with nationally recognized certification that will assist them in working with children’s programs in the sport and recreation industry.

HIGH FIVE courses include:

  • Principles of Healthy Child Development
  • HIGH FIVE Sport
  • Healthy Minds for Healthy Children
  • Strengthening Children’s Mental Health
  • Principles in Practice
Learn more about HIGH FIVE Training

Ontario Basketball is a HIGH FIVE Umbrella Organization, which means we endorse and promote the HIGH FIVE standard to our membership. Ontario Basketball encourages member clubs to become HIGH FIVE Registered Organizations.

Learn more about becoming a HIGH FIVE Registered Organization

Keeping Girls in Sport

Keeping Girls in Sport is a new e-module launched in Fall 2018 by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities in partnership with the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) and the Coaching Association of Canada.

The course is designed for coaches, program leaders, parents and others in the sport and physical activity system and addresses how to create safe and respectful environments for girls to participate in sport and physical activity.

Cost: $17*

*A portion of every registration fee will directly impact girls in sport; $2 goes to CAAWS to support their work towards equity and inclusion for girls and women in sport and $1 goes to Jumpstart for their work in communities across Canada.

Register for Keeping Girls in Sport course

Making Head Way Concussion Awareness Training

Making Head Way is a free, award-winning National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) online concussion awareness in sport training module.

Parents, coaches, and athletes all benefit from knowing as much as possible about concussion and this online learning tool is designed to help coaches gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of their athletes.

The training covers:

  • What to do to prevent concussions;
  • How to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion;
  • What to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion; and
  • Return to Play and Return to Learn protocols.

Cost: Free!

To take advantage of this great professional development opportunity, log in to or register for The Locker.

Learn more about Making Head Way Concussion Awareness Training

For additional information about concussions, visit Ontario Basketball’s Concussion Resources.

Physical Literacy Instructor Program

The Sport for Life Society, Coaching Association of Canada, and HIGH FIVE have come together to support recreation leaders, coaches and others in becoming a recognized Physical Literacy Instructor.

The purpose of the Physical Literacy Instructor Program is to equip front-line physical activity workers with the ability to design and deliver quality programs that effectively enhance the development of physical literacy through a blended e-learning and in-person training experience.

Upon completion of the Physical Literacy Instructor Program, participants will be able to recognize, use and implement quality physical activity programs that support the development of physical literacy.

The program has the following four training modules, which combine text-based information, video, interactive elements and in-person workshops for the learner to acquire the knowledge and understanding to develop physical literacy:

  1. Introduction to Physical Literacy (online)
  2. HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (in-person workshop) or HIGH FIVE Sport (in-person workshop)
  3. NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills (in-person workshop)
  4. Quality Physical Literacy Experiences & Program Evaluation (in-person workshop)

Participants are required to successfully complete all four training modules and related learning activities to receive a certificate of completion.

Learn more about the Physical Literacy Instructor program

Sport for Life Leaders School

Sport for Life Leaders School supports the personal learning and development of community leaders as they integrate Sport for Life, Long-Term Athlete Development, and Physical Literacy into their communities.

What: Over a one-year span, Sport for Life Leaders School participants plan, launch, and lead individual community projects, guided and mentored by members of the Sport for Life team. Each month, Sport for Life Leaders School convene for an online seminar conducted by leading Canadian sport and community development experts, and participants discuss, share, and explore ideas and progress on their projects. At the end of the year, the record of each project becomes a new contribution to the knowledge of how to advance Sport for Life.

Who: Sport for Life Leaders School is open to anyone with the desire and ability to become a Sport for Life Leader and make an ongoing contribution to the Canadian Sport for Life Movement.

How: Applicants submit a resume and a brief but detailed overview of the proposed project. The Sport for Life Leaders School participant is the leader of the project in the community, and he or she, either independently or with the support of sponsoring community organizations, provides resources to complete the project.

When: Applications are generally due in the fall each year.

Learn more about the Sport for Life Leaders School