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The Green & Gold Sport System understands that the success of our athletes is closely connected to the skill and commitment of their coaches. In much the same way that we strive to provide our athletes with a pathway to continually grow and develop, our system provides coaches with opportunities to learn through pedagogical training and practical experience. Our place within Golden Bears and Pandas Athletics and the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation offers the unique chance for interaction and engagement with vastly experienced and accomplished coaches in each of our Varsity programs.

Coach Education and Resources

  • The Sport Conference

    Golden Bears and Pandas Athletics and the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation are hosting the 3rd annual Sport Conference, May 31st &  June 1st. Taking place in the Van Vliet Complex at the University of Alberta, the Sport Conference connects coaches, athletes, parents, sport administrators and general public with experts, researchers and professors from nearly every faculty of the University of Alberta. Conference attendees will have a number of opportunities to listen to and interact with UAlberta academics, coaches and graduate students as they explore a broad range of sports topics.

    More Details to be released.

  • MCoach

    The University of Alberta’s Master’s of Coaching (MCoach) degree allows students to advance their knowledge and understanding of coaching through a curriculum tailored to their specific learning needs and objectives.

    As an MCoach student you will:

    • Take courses with Professors who are leaders in their field
    • Gain hands-on coaching experience working directly with your Mentor Coach
    • Conduct an independent research project with support from your Academic Supervisor
    • Develop a strong professional network of peers and colleagues

    More information on MCoach 

  • Undergraduate Coaching Major
    Sport Coaching:

    Provides students with a range of knowledge and experiences to become a competent practicing sport coach. Theories and areas of practice covered include the scientific, social scientific and pedagogical aspects of coaching. Clear links will be made to real-life coaching scenarios with a focus on understanding the integrated and complex nature of coaching and all that underlies the practice of quality sport coaching.

    More details from the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation


    The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches.

    More information