Coaching Association of Canada

Coaching Research

Coaching research is an essential component of athlete and coach development. Our athletes need coaches who can apply the theoretical models and important findings of research to the practical reality of day-to-day coaching.

NEW! Call for Research Papers for the ‘Research Symposium’ – Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif

Researchers and coach education practitioners are invited to submit abstracts for oral and/or poster presentations in French or English that address issues related to coach education and coaching. Lead by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), abstracts will be reviewed and selected participants will be invited to present in either an oral or poster format.

Submissions must be received by Friday, June 9, 2017, 3:00 pm EDT

For more information on how to submit, click here. 

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CAC Coach Education Research Grant - Call for Targeted Research Proposal

The CAC's Coaching Research Committee is inviting the academic research community to submit a targeted research proposal for the 2016-2017 Coach Education Research Grant. This year, the grant is a maximum of $10,000.

The Targeted Call for Research is now closed. Thank you to all who applied.  Applications will be evaluated by the CAC Coaching Research Committee and all applicants will be notified by December 19, 2016.

The CAC Initiates Research Studies

The Coaching Association of Canada’s (CAC) research studies are intended to advance the coaching knowledge of Canada’s coaches, national sport organization technical experts, and sport scientists in particular. The studies will also inform the broader coaching and sport communities of coaching issues and solutions, promote coaching as a field of research, and stimulate interactions between practitioners and academics.

Through its leading-edge research studies, the CAC is fostering an attitude of continuous improvement and searching for better ways to enhance athlete and coach performance.

Partners in the Studies

The studies are made possible through the financial support of Sport Canada. From time to time, other organizations also provide support.

Goal Arising from the Studies

The goal of the studies is to obtain data which will ensure that evidence-based decision making is applied to all CAC programs and will result in improved feedback.

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