National Coaching Program and Coaching Courses


National Dart Coaching Program

Being a coach takes passion and dedication. Being a great coach, often requires additional training.

Darts Alberta administers the National Dart Coaching Accreditation on behalf of the NDFC. With the NDFC’s and Darts Alberta's mutual goal of ensuring the continued success and viability of the National Dart Coaching Program by broadening access to Canadian Dart Coaches from coast to coast, the Dart Coaching Program has moved to the electronic age. In the past, the only way a coach could take the NDFC Dart Coaching workshops was during the Youth or Adult National Championships and only when a Certified Learning Facilitator was available.

The following links will provide you with more information on the National Dart Coaching Program and Accreditation, as well as access to vast array of resources for dart coaches:

For any information on the NDFC Dart Coaching Program, contact the Administrator of Coaching Accreditation (


Child Protection Courses for Youth Coaches and More

Before registering for either the following courses, it is strongly recommended to obtain a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) # from the Coaching Association of Canada and your training will be added to the NCCP Coach Transcripts. If you don't already have an NCCP #, go to NCCP Frequently Asked Questions.

Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders

The National Darts Federation of Canada is proud to announce our partnering with the Respect Group founded by Sheldon Kennedy and Wayne McNeil to provide coaches from across Canada with access to the Respect in Sport Online Workshop. This online training is about 2 1/2 hours and consists of the following 8 modules:

  1. Preventing/Reporting BAHD (Bullying, Abuse, Harassment, Discrimination)
  2. Mental Health Outcomes 
  3. Power Dynamics 
  4. Positive Emotions 
  5. Building Self Esteem 
  6. Physical Development/LTAD 
  7. Legal Responsibility/Duty of Care 
  8. Empowering the Bystander 
  9. Concussion/Injury Management 

The cost of the course is $30, plus tax. To register, go to:

A similar course is available specifically designed for Sport Officials. Click here for more information. 

Commit to Kids for Coaches - Boundaries, Sexual Misconduct, and Reporting 

As difficult as it is to learn some of these facts, this an area that sport coaches and leaders need more education. This online training consists of the following 8 modules:

  1. Child sexual abuse
  2. The grooming process
  3. Handling disclosures of child sexual abuse
  4. The impact of child sexual abuse
  5. Creating a child protection code of conduct for your organization
  6. Policies and procedures to use to protect children in your organization
  7. The C2K program for child-serving organizations* (Optional)
  8. Knowledge validation test

*Module 7 is intended for Provincial / Territorial Sport Organizations. Without Module 7, the course should take about 2 hours. The course fee is $12.00 per person. To register, go to:

Keeping Girls in Sport

This new workshop offered by the Respect in Sport Group provides a wealth of information on how to keep girls participating in sport. Modules included:

  • The Evolving Story of Girls in Sport
  • Why Girls Aren't Participating in Sport and Activity
  • Mechanic, Energetic and Relationship Injuries and Prevention
  • How to Create Safe, Strong, Supportive Environments
  • Why Girls Quit Sport
  • Keeping Girls Healthy
  • Key Themes For Keeping Girls In Sport
  • Coaching Elements + Keeping Sport Fun and Engaging

The course fee is $17.00 per person. To register, go to: