“Excellent training for all aspects of coaching! I strongly feel that all coaches, facilitators, volunteers, and even parents would benefit from this. I enjoyed learning about the “growth mindset”, creating a positive and welcoming environment, the challenge zone, and of course being a complete caring role model and coach to give life-long sport education and fulfillment.”

“Loved the online format. I have a baby at home and was able to complete this during his naps, in person wouldn’t have been a reality for me. The links to resources and downloads were especially helpful also.”

“A very well put together and educating program. I learned a lot more about sports that will help me with coaching and my own performance! Very pleased with the program!”

What high five does

HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s quality standard for recreation and leisure programs. We provide recreation professionals and organizations with the tools and training they need to run successful, best-in-class programs that truly honour the children they serve. We offer:

Training and
Policies and

By The Numbers

children having quality experiences
in programs using HIGH FIVE®
organizations using HIGH FIVE® to
enhance program quality.
people have received
HIGH FIVE® certification

HIGH FIVE Course Offerings

High five Sport

On-demand training to help coaches understand healthy child development, and strategies to encourage them to play.

Intersecting Identities

Gain a basic understanding of how identities such as race, class, sexuality, able-bodiedness, and gender overlap to create overlapping systems of discrimination that act as a barrier to participation.

Engaging Girls 9-15

Learn how the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of girls aged 9 to 15 impacts sports participation.

Engaging Women 55+

Create positive sport experiences for women 55+, by learning what motivates them to play.

Postnatal Mothers

Virtual on-demand training to better understand the physical and psychological benefits of returning to sport after childbirth.

Our Partner Organizations

Help create safe supportive sporting environments for all.

Coach because
you want to make
a difference.

If you’re the kind of coach who cares, you’re
the kind of coach we’re looking for. Make your
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