Registration period for new cohort: until September 30, 2023
First activity: October 2023

Collaborate with trainers from other disciplines

Update your knowledge with experts

Enhance your network of contacts

The Lab Entraineur-es Montréal program will support a dozen trainers in 2023-24.

For the next cohort, the registration period is from June 7 to September 30, and the first activity will take place in October, at the Centre Sportif Claude-Robillard. The program runs for 10 months, ending at the end of June. It includes a curriculum of activities designed to enhance the professional experience and maximize the intervention potential of the trainees.

This program is offered free of charge to selected participants. Please note that some of the program's training sessions and meetings will be offered remotely, to fit in better with participants' schedules.


Program structure

Group workshop component

Throughout the Lab sportif, participants will exchange ideas in person or online on topics of their choice, which are at the heart of their professional concerns. The aim is to deepen our knowledge and expertise by interacting on a regular basis and, if necessary, seeking outside help. Eight 120- to 180-minute meetings are scheduled, generally on weekday mornings;

Depending on the needs of the participants, external collaborators may be called upon.

Individual support

Individual coaching will be offered to each participant. This component will be based on the professional project outlined by each participant. The form of support will therefore vary from one coach to another. Meetings will be held mainly by videoconference.

Four individual sessions are scheduled

Reflective practice component

Throughout the LAB, there will be readings or podcasts related to the theme, as well as a few tasks for reflection and sharing. Coaches are expected to commit to their quest.
Allow around 60 minutes per week.

Candidate profile

  • Be professional coaches or coaches seeking to become professional - in keeping with the reality of their respective sports;
  • Supervise a group of athletes identified as "hopeful", "up-and-coming" or "elite
  • Minimum NCCP "Competition Coach" certification

Furthermore, in order to fully benefit from the activities of this training program, we are looking for candidates who :

  • Can devote around ten hours a month to various Lab sportif activities;
  • Can arrange their work or school schedule to be available for the monthly meetings, which will generally take place in the mornings or evenings during the week;
  • Less than ten years' management experience in a competitive environment