Coach Selection Process

The Coach Selection Process is a values-based and principle-driven approach to coach selection that helps sport organizations ensure they select coaches who share their commitment to True Sport.

The Coach Selection Process provides the following:

  • An Approach to Coach Selection;
  • Coach Selection Process;
  • Overview of the Athlete/Player Selection Process;
  • Glossary of Terms (to define positions and processes within a sport organization);
  • Coach Application Form and Coach Evaluation Templates; and
  • Additional Resources.

Simply download a document below and fill in the information you see <between the angled brackets>.


True Sport wishes to acknowledge and thank the following individuals for their significant contribution toward the development of this resource.

  • Jeff Baker – Manager of Hockey Operations, Hockey Eastern Ontario
  • Jarrod Beattie – Programs Manager, Ottawa City Soccer Club
  • Greg Clarke – Director, Private Client Group, HollisWealth® Insurance Agency Ltd.
  • Karri Dawson – Executive Director, True Sport Foundation
  • Matt Ebbs – NHLPA Certified Agent and Lawyer
  • Paul Forgues – President, Cumberland Bandits Hockey Club
  • Garry Galley – Former NHL player
  • Rick Julien – Vice President, Almar Roofing LTD.
  • Jim Kyte – Dean, School of Hospitality and Tourism, Algonquin College, former NHL player
  • Cyril Leeder – Past President, Ottawa Senators
  • Paul Melia – President and CEO, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport
  • Wayne Parro – Senior Coaching Consultant, eLearning, Coaching Association of Canada
  • Jeff Partrick – Corporate Services Director, Skate Canada
  • Shelley Coolidge – Manager, Professional Coaching Services, Coaching Association of Canada
  • Carolyn Trono – Director of Quality Sport Development, Sport for Life
  • A representative for the Commit to Kids program, which is a program of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection Inc.

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