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.
  • September 19th, 2020

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.

The awards will be a live broadcasted event to help celebrate our 10 awards winners:

Grassroots Coach Winners – Alyssa Smith and Craig Campbell

School Sport Coach Winners – Marsha Ashfield and Mike Stenning

Good-to-Great Award Winners – Teresa Mikola and Karl Sutton

Hydro One Safe Play Award – Winner TBA

Everyone Matters Coach Award Winner – Jaison King

Susan Kitchen Trailblazer Coach Award Winners – Hani Kanama

Andy Higgins Lifetime Achievement Winner – Jos Nederveen

  • Available from September 19 – 27th
  • Registration to be released in the first week of September

Ontario coaches will have the opportunity to take subsidized NCCP courses, including Make Ethical Decisions and Empower +.

Sport-specific courses will also be made available to coaches throughout the week. Please stay tuned for updates on what sport-specific courses will be offered.

View all available courses in Ontario

New this year, the CAO will be providing professional development webinars and lunchtime Q&A sessions from sports experts! Both of these opportunities will be FREE to coaches all during National Coaches Week in Ontario. Some themes during these events will include:

  • Physical Literacy
  • Inclusion & Diversity
  • ParaSport
  • Safety in Sport
  • and more…

Landmarks from across the province will light up blue, gold and red through September 19th – 27th in support of National Coaches Week in Ontario.