Coaching Certification

ARDA requires coaches to complete two courses to be considered certified. Currently ARDA only offers basic, level 1 certification accepted within the province of Alberta, which does not expire. ARDA also requries all coaches, certified or not, to complete the concussion awareness course, Making Head Way every 3 years. This course is free and offered through

Multi-Sport Coaching Basics: Complete the Coach Initiation in Sport online course on
Roller Derby Specific Training:
Concussion Awareness (3 years):

Additional Resources

ARDA encourages coaches to take further courses on the website to further their development.

The Special Olympics Virginia has put together coaching resources for working with special athletes. You can review and go over some of their resources on their website