The Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards celebrates the dedication and commitment of Ontario’s great coaches. The Awards recognize the importance of leadership, performance and the value of human insight which are all integral to great coaching.
“I am confident our daughters will become synchro coaches to young athletes and this is because of the role model and leader Victoria has been.” – Parent
“I plan to be involved in hockey in some way and if I end up coaching my own kids, I know this is the kind of coach I will be.” – Athlete
“Jo-Anne is truly passionate about high school sports and ensure that every single athlete at our school receives the best experience through sport.” – Co-worker
“Ken is deserved of being acknowledged as a coach of ‘excellence’ because of his selfless attitude and dedication to the hundreds of young lives he has touched.” – Parent
“Laura clearly defines what it takes to mentor, inspire, and coach youth. She helps make these kids see beyond the black line at the bottom of the pool.” – Parent
“A good coach trains the athlete. A great coach trains the person. A good change in your athletic career. A great coach changes your life. I know what it is like to work with a great coach…” – Athlete
“He played a big part in helping me reach my goal so that I could represent Canada. It wouldn’t have happened without his openness and commitment to integration for athletes with a disability.” – Athlete
“I’ve witnessed Kevin prove that lacrosse is more than winning; instead it about brings people and families closer together to encourage children and players of all ages to play their best and have fun.” – Parent
“He has a unique ability to make the game fun and genuinely cares about their development as players, but more importantly as people.” – Parent
“As a coach that values sportsmanship as well as technical skill, he has provided all of his players the tools to be successful on and off the tennis court.” – Parent
The CAO congratulates all of the award winners and coaches across Ontario for their commitment and dedication to ensuring Canadians live an active and healthy lifestyle. For more information on the Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards and nominating a coach in the future, visit www.coachesontario.ca/events/awards.
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This is a Competition Introduction multi-sport course. With the workshop you will be able to analyze certain coaching situations to determine if they promote learning.
This is a Competition Development multi-sport course. After completing this module, you will be able to manage administrative aspects of the program and oversee logistics.
This is a Competition Development multi-sport course. This module will enable you to fully understand and explain the consequences of using banned substances in sport.
NCCP Psychology of Performance will allow you to help athletes learn to manage distractions and use visualization techniques to prepare themselves technically and tactically for training and competition.
By completing the NCCP Planning a Practice module you will be able to organize a well-structured practice plan with safe, age-appropriate activities you’ve designed to match the proficiency level of participants.
This is a Competition Introduction multi-sport course. By completing this module you will be able to create a sound outline for your sport program that includes competition and training events.
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