Free eLearning module for coaches

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is launching the “Coaching Athletes with a Disability” eLearning module. This module is free for coaches starting September 21st until the end of 2017.

“Coaching Athletes with a Disability” NCCP training provides coaches the knowledge to deliver quality, positive sport experiences for athletes, specifically with behavioural, intellectual, physical, and sensory disabilities. 


OSSA ST Technical Bulletin

The 2017-2018 Short Track Technical Bulletin has been posted on the Technical Bulletin page along with a Question & Answer document.

The deadline for clubs to indicate whether eligible skaters accept or decline spots in the Provincial Racing Series has been extended until Monday, September 25th.


Applications for National Meets 2017-18

OSSA is now accepting applications from coaches interested in attending national events with Ontario skaters (short track and long track).

Long track events include: Canada Cups #1 - #4, Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships.

Short track events include: National Qualifier, Junior Championships, Senior Championships, Junior #2/ Senior #2, Canada East Short Track Championships.

Apply online no later than Friday, October 6, 2017.


OSSA Coaches Conference

Registration is now open for the annual OSSA Coaches Conference which will be held in Ottawa on September 23-24, 2017. 

Did you know National Coaches Week is September 23-30, 2017? Join your fellow coaches for 1.5 days of workshops on and off the ice. Certified coaches can earn up to 3 Professional Development Points. 

Coaches, officials, and parents are welcome to attend. 


Information and Resources

Clubs, coaches, and parents - check out the new resources from ParticipACTION about physical literacy. There are infographics, physical literacy messages, and shareable content. 


There are also new resources from Parachute Canada concerning concussions: education, assessment, and return to activity.