The Canadian Deaf Sports Association currently has 30 people who play the roles of head coaches, assistant coaches and team managers.

Head and assistant coaches are encouraged to complete various levels of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). NCCP level 2 is required to work as a coach with the CDSA and level 3 is desirable for sport events.

Carolynn Osborn, the Team Manager for the Canadian Deaf Swimming Team developed this Coach Resource Guide.

The Long-Term Athlete Development Model was developed by the CDSA.