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Thank you to everyone who joined with us in celebration of National Coaches Week in Ontario this year!

Enjoy some of the highlights of the week that was and the what we did here in Ontario to recruit, develop, and recognize our coaches!

Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards

Group PhotoOntario Coaching Excellence Award Winners 2017

We kick-started the week by recognising ten outstanding coaches at the Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards. The winners were honoured at a ceremony on Saturday, September 23, at the Innis Town Hall in Toronto. Check out their fanatic videos by clicking on their names below:

Good to Great Award WinnersJill Perry  and Bradley Brennan

School Sport Coach WinnersLaurie Baulcomb and Denis Gauthier

Grassroots Coach A WinnersVictoria Lee and Darryl Bricknell

Aboriginal Impact Coach Award WinnerPat Pembleton

Everyone Matters Coach Award WinnerColleen Didur

Trailblazer Coach Award WinnersJustin Shattraw and Mykal Travis

NCCP Community Clinics

Over 400 coaches from across the province received  SUPER Discounted National Coaching Certification Program training during the week. Coaches enjoyed the  multi-sport modules of.  Make Ethical Decisions, Fundamental Movement Skills, Planning a Practice and. Nutrition.  Coaches also had access to the Community or Entry level sport-specific training in Ice Hockey (Goaltending Instruction), Athletics, Table Tennis, Swimming, Weightlifting, Basketball, Rugby, Boccia, and Gymnastics (Artistic and Active Start). This was made possible with the help of our amazing Host Partners in the communities, the Provincial Sport Organizations, the Coaching Association of Canada and Investors Group. Here are some of the highlights:

Variety Village – Scarborough, ON – September 22nd-24th
(117 Coaches Trained)

NCWO Variety Village
Clockwise from Top Left: Fundamental Movement Skills Workshop; Make Ethical Decisions Workshop; Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel Workshop

City of Thunder Bay Recreation & Culture Division – Thunder Bay, ON – September 22nd-24th (36 Coaches Trained)

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Fundamental Movement Skills Workshop Participants Creating Safe Games and Learning the Stage of Throwing! Click the Image for a VIDEO!

Abilities Centre – Whitby, ON – September 29th-October 1st
(65 Coaches Trained)

Abilities Centre

Clockwise from Top Left: Abilities Centre; Rugby Community Initiation Workshop; Basketball FUNdamentals Coaches Warm-Up Activity; Make Ethical Decisions Workshop

Renfrew Parks and Recreation – Renfrew, ON – September 29th-October 1st (64 Coaches Trained)

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Gymnastics Coaches enjoying their NCW buffs

The City of Barrie Recreation Services – Barrie, ON – September 29th-October 1st (103 Coaches Trained)


Clockwise from Top Left: Weightlifting Instructor Beginners Workshop; Weightlifting Classroom; Swimming 101 Workshop; Planning a Practice Workshop

Remote Access – Make Ethical Decisions (48 Coaches Trained)

For those individuals in our more remote communities or simply unable to attend a traditional in-class workshop, our Remote Make Ethical Decisions workshop was available to coaches each week night. To learn more about Remote Access  CLICK HERE

The Coaches Helping Coaches Program Cycle of 2016-2017

The program to recruit Ontario’s Coaching Future. The Coaches Helping Coaches Program embodies the CAO’s “Coaches Helping Coaches” philosophy by offering encouragement, support and recognition to coaches in the community that actively mentor and develop the newer coaches. From Curling in Vankleek Hill to Weightlifting in Hamilton there are new coaches getting involved in sport all across the province.  Check out the stories about of 7 New Coaches and their Mentors

Ontario Landmarks Lite Up to Say #ThanksCoach

Landmarks from across the province were lit up blue, gold and red September 23rd-30th in support of Coaches Week in Ontario.


Clockwise from Top Right: Welland Bridge; TORONTO Sign; London Fountain at the Forks; London Convention Centre; London City Hall; London JA Taylor Building; CN Tower


Clockwise from Top: Sault St. Marie Algoma Water Tower Inn; Welland Bridge; CN Tower; Mississauga Marilyn Monroe Towers

#ThanksCoach and #CoachesWeek

We heard the country loud and clear this week in support of coaches on Social Media! The Ontario coaching community was well represented amongst the thousands of Tweets,Posts, Pics, etc. Check out all the buzz at #ThankCoach and #CoachesWeek.  Individuals that got into the Social Media fun also had the chance to WIN a #CoachesWeek Prize Package – Congrats to our Winners!

Thanks for another great week of celebrating our coaches!


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