National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach.
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.
Tune into the LIVE awards show hosted by Olympian and Broadcaster Perdita Felicien on Friday, September 17 @ 7pm to celebrate our 10 awards winners:
Grassroots Coach Winners – Jessica Brown – Figure Skating & Matthew Aslett – Soccer
School Sport Coach Winners – Kelly Gouveia – Multisport, & Colin Ward – Multisport
Good-to-Great Award Winners – Dallas Price – Rugby & Joel Hazzan – Canoe/Kayak
Hydro One Safe Play Award – Zak Lewis – Rowing
Everyone Matters Coach Award Winner – Abderrahim Moussa – Gymnastics
Susan Kitchen Trailblazer Coach Award Winners – Jordan McFarlane – Basketball
Andy Higgins Lifetime Achievement Winner – Darlene Joseph – Figure Skating
About our partnership with Hydro One
Hydro One is committed to building safe communities across Ontario by supporting partnerships and programs that promote safety training and safe play.
Through the Coaches Association of Ontario’s (CAO) partnership with Hydro One, we have launched Safe Sport 101, a virtual hub where coaches can gain access to the safety tools and resources they need to keep sport safe, fun and inclusive year-round. Together we are helping coaches advance physical and emotional safety for athletes across Ontario.
Tune in LIVE Sept 17 @ 7pm, hosted by Perdita Felicien
CAO will be sponsoring a series of timely and low-cost workshops. Both the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions, Mentorship, and Fundamental Movement Skills workshops will be available for coaches from September 18-26. Each course is $10-15.
CAO has teamed up with a handful of Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO) to deliver discounted sport-specific courses during National Coaches Week!
Interested in taking a course? Please see the list of available PSO’s taking part:
Landmarks from across the province will light up blue, gold and red through September 18th – 26th in support of National Coaches Week in Ontario.
If you are an Ontario Club/Organization you can order a FREE National Coaches Week Flag by simply filling out the form HERE
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