The 2017 Coach Developer Conference is a multi-sport event open to all NCCP Coach Developers. Join us in beautiful Victoria, BC from October 12 – 15 to further develop yourself professionally in any of the Coach Developer roles. This will be a great opportunity to network and learn from sport leaders representing a variety of sports and from all over Canada.

Master Coach Developer, Learning Facilitator and Coach Evaluator Core Training courses will be offered ahead of the conference, along with a new one-day professional development opportunity tailored for Master Coach Developers.

The conference will boast plenary sessions geared to inspire a holistic sport sector mindset and approach, but also develop practical and take-home learnings that can be implemented right away. Breakout sessions will offer three targeted streams: Learning Facilitator, Coach Evaluator and a General Coach Developer option. Content will be specially tailored to each role to increase skills and confidence, work through common challenges, and ways to develop your Coach Developer team.

NSO or PSO groups of delegates* will have the opportunity to arrange additional training or meeting space with financial support provided by viaSport. Please contact Robyn for details at Limited availability, and bookings on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

*A minimum of 8 delegates must be paid registrations. Groups of 7 or less may schedule meeting space at their own expense. 



  • Coach Developers: Learning Facilitators, Coach Evaluators and Master Coach Developers
  • Specialized focus on Master Coach Developers (MCDs)


  • Coach Developer Retention and Redirection
  • Successful Succession Planning
  • Strengthening the Communication Chain
  • Highlighting LTAD Throughout the NCCP
  • Facilitating Difficult Conversations
  • Leading Culture Change
  • Coach Developer Roles in the Responsible Coaching Movement
  • Managing Egos and Attitudes
  • Legal Aspects of Coach Certification
  • Enhancing High Performance Coach Evaluations



  • Kathy Brook, Coaching Association of Canada - Senior Coaching Consultant, Coach Developer Programs and Physical Literacy
  • Laura Watson, Coaching Association of Canada – Senior Coaching Consultant, Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives and Parasport
  • Dr. Andy Van Neutegem, Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association – High performance Director
  • David Hill, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific – Coaching and Systems Development Lead
  • Elisabeth Walker-Young, viaSport - Manager Inclusion & Sport for Life
  • Jennifer Schutz, Chartered Professional Coach, Master Coach Developer
  • Gail Donohue, Master Coach Developer



  • Core Training for MCD, LF and CE
  • Room space available for groups to engage in sport-specific topics or training


October 12

  • Core Training for Master Coach Developers (8:30 am - 6:00 pm PST)


October 13

  • Master Coach Developer Professional Development Sessions (9:00 am - 3:00 pm PST)
  • Core Training for Learning Facilitators (9:00 am - 4:00 pm PST)
  • Core Training for Coach Evaluators (9:00 am - 3:00 pm PST)
  • Evening Welcome Reception for 2017 Coach Developer Conference (5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST)


October 14

  • Coach Developer Conference (8:00 am - 5:00 pm PST)


October 15

  • Coach Developer Conference (8:00 am - 12:30 pm PST)
  • LF Multi-Sport Competition-Develpment Training (1:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST)* (by application only)


October 16 - 19

  • LF Multi-Sport Competition-Develpment Training (1:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST)* (by application only)



Click here to view the schedule outline. Full detailed schedule coming August 2017.


Deadline to register: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 11:59 PM (PST). 

Register here!


The event will be held at the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria, at 463 Belleville Street.

We have arranged a room block for conference delegates at a discounted rate of $159/night + tax at the Hotel Grand Pacific.

To book please call 1-800-663-7550 (Toll Free) or 250-386-0450 or email using the following Group Name or Group Code:

  • Group Name: viaSport - 2017 Coaching Conference
  • Group Code: OCT17VIASPORT

Discounted rate expires Sept. 11, 2017.


  • Early-bird Coach Developer Conference Rate: $225 (includes welcome reception, Oct. 14 breakfast & lunch, Oct. 15 breakfast)
    Available until Sept. 17  
  • Regular Coach Developer Conference Rate: $250 (includes same as early bird)
  • Master Coach Developer PD Day Rate: $80 (includes breakfast and lunch)
  • Core Training for MCDs Rate: $125 (includes lunch)
  • Core Training for LFs Rate: $100 (includes lunch)
  • Core Training for CEs Rate: $100 (includes lunch)

viaSport Coach Developer Grant

viaSport is pleased to offer support to our own British Columbia multi-sport Coach Developer team to attend the Coach Developer Conference 2017, in hopes to bring our team together at this event and learn from one another.

For more information view the grant guidelines here.

Deadline to apply is July 31, 2017.