Join us to celebrate National Coaches Week!

Seasons cut short, training delayed, tournaments cancelled. Yes, things are different this year. Yet amid the ongoing uncertainty, coaches continue to find innovative new ways to engage and inspire their athletes and participants.

That’s why this year it’s more important than ever to say #ThanksCoach during National Coaches Week. Our annual campaign to acknowledge and celebrate Canada’s coaches takes place September 19-27. And even though we’ll all be maintaining our physical distance, you can still support the campaign through digital and social channels using the #ThanksCoach hashtag. Whether it’s via video chat, a coach appreciation event via web conferencing software, or a video message to your favourite coach, there are still many ways to participate!

Coaches inspire us to reach new heights both on and off the field. In this sixth annual National Coaches Week, we’re looking to achieve our most successful campaign yet!

Read on to learn more about what’s happening during the week, and how you can celebrate the coaches in your life!

Share your words of support, and the reasons why is extra important to say #ThanksCoach this year. Use the hashtags #ThanksCoach or #CoachesWeek to share on social media!

This September, we’ve teamed up with Decathlon Canada to support online education for new coaches by providing the introductory coaching module, NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport, for FREE!

Visit the Locker to check out all the free eLearning that CAC is providing for free during the week including; Safe Sport Training, NCCP Making Headway in Sport, NCCP Coaching Athletes with a Disability, and NCCP Emergency Action Plan (a key element of the NCCP Planning a Practice module).

Visit the National Coaches Week Event Calendar to add your own event, and learn more about events near you. Check with your local Provincial / Territorial Coaching Representative or Provincial / Territorial Aboriginal Sport Body, and sport organization to learn about any other discounted coach education available during the week.