Coaching/Instructor Dev & Certification

A Coach Certification program is one of the requirements for Pickleball Canada to become registered/recognized as a national sport organization (NSO). The Coach Certification program needs to follow, among other criteria, the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) guidelines. The program is intended to development coaches and subsequently certify them, thus some refer to the program as Coach Development and others as Coach Certification. Either description is intended to cover both aspects.
Check out NCCP Model

To View the new NCCP model Video, Click HERE

A reading list has been compiled to assist potential coach candidates in learning various aspects about the various models, processes and information that is helpful in developing a Coach Certification program. Click HERE.
A workgroup from Pickleball Association of Ontario (PAO) has started the development of a Pickleball Coach Certification program, on behalf of Pickleball Canada, and is expected to continue to do so, with guidance from Pickleball Canada and involvement from Pickleball Canada and the provincial organizations.
Throughout the past year, PAO has communicated status to its members and has received numerous questions and expressions of interest. Click HERE for answers to FAQ’s that we have either received or anticipate receiving. 

Pickleball Canada welcomes input from all groups, communities and provincial/territorial associations. To see how you can be part of the solution, please contact:

Jim Parrott, at