National Coaches Week in Ontario

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.

  1. Explore the Participation GuideThe National Coaches Week Participation Guide contains everything you need to make National Coaches Week a success for your coach, team, and organization.
  2. Enjoy FREE or discounted NCCP education: During National Coaches Week, coaches can diversify their coaching knowledge with free or discounted NCCP education. Courses to be released and made publicly available the first week of September.
  3. Say #ThanksCoach on social media: Follow National Coaches Week on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #CoachesWeek and #ThanksCoach. You can also use the National Coaches Week Facebook profile frame throughout the week to show your support.
  4. Join a community event: Organize a community event to say #ThanksCoach, or join one taking place in your province or territory. Submit your event to our new National Coaches Week Event Calendar or use it to find an event near you!
  5. Say ‘Thanks, Coach’ with a National Coaches Week Gift: Show your appreciation for everything your coaches do for you, your team, and your community with a National Coaches Week-branded notebook or backpackNow available through our eStore.
  6. Interesting in taking up coaching?: Learn more about becoming a coach at our dedicate page. We take you through the steps to take on this amazing community role, a Coach!

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.

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.

Nominate your coach to win $500!

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 17-25. Each course is $10-15.

Bring up to four NCCP multi-sport courses to your club for just $10 a coach!

This year for National Coaches Week in Ontario CAO will again be partnering with Ontario clubs to host in-person NCCP courses at no cost to the club.

We are looking for community club partners that want to host.

Your club provides:

  • A venue for the courses.
  • Support with promoting the courses. Help us reach your coaches!

We provide:

  • Coverage of the costs of running the courses. Your coaches pay only $10/course. Your club pays nothing!
  • Learning facilitator
  • Course materials and logistics
  • Support with promotion

The Clinic:

The clinics will be a selection of NCCP multisport modules. Each clinic will run the following:

  • NCCP Make Ethical Decisions
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills
  • 1-2 Additional Comp Intro courses of your choosing (Optional)

To Apply

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:

  • Sport courses to be posted in August

Landmarks from across the province will light up blue, gold and red through September 17th – 25th in support of National Coaches Week in Ontario.