A coach is one of the most influential people in a young person's life. Coaches don't just teach how to play handball but how to win and lose graciously. The athletic skills young people learn from coaches may only apply for a few years, but the attitudes they develop toward themselves and others will last a lifetime.
As a role model, the coach is a teacher, leader, organizer and counsellor
Certification is achieved through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).
However, Coach Education is much broader than a simple certification course. Alberta's annual Coaching Symposium (to be confirmed for (2021) is a great way to improve one's knowledge and network with other coaches.
Coaches have a lot on their plate- so we have developed a Resource page to provide coaches a centralized location for various forms, and Multi-media presentations.
Alberta Team Handball Coaching Requirements
In an effort to provide the best opportunity for athletes to have a positive, safe and rewarding handball experience; Alberta Team Handball has developed an updated coaching certification policy for all Leagues and Provincial Championships.
Please note that there have been some significant changes to the coaching requirements from previous years. Certified coaches may not have some of the training required, so read through the policy carefully. CLICK HERE