Coaching Association of Canada

Say #ThanksCoach during National Coaches Week!

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and the Provincial and Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs) are proud to present the 4th annual National Coaches Week, September 22 – 30, 2018.

With events held across the country to celebrate coaches, National #CoachesWeek provides them with the recognition they deserve for the time they devote to ensuring Canadians live an active, healthy lifestyle. For more information or to find an event near you, please visit www.coach.ca/NationalCoachesWeek.

“From grassroots to high performance levels, coaches continue to play a vital role in our communities,” says Lorraine Lafrenière, CEO of the Coaching Association of Canada. “I encourage athletes at all levels of play to take a moment this week to thank a coach who has contributed to being their best both on and off the field of play.”

An advocate of quality coaching, and the positive impact that it has on the athlete experience, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, urges Canadians to join in on the celebration.

“As an athlete and a coach, I experienced first-hand the power of great coaching. Coaches are a source of motivation, encouragement and support to athletes of all ages,” says Minister Duncan. “Their influence doesn’t stop at the rink, at the track or on the court. They also teach important lessons that follow athletes for the rest of their lives. This National Coaches Week, take the opportunity to say #ThanksCoach!”

Athletes, participants, and parents across Canada can engage in many ways during National Coaches Week:

TeamSnap #ThanksCoach eCard

Say #ThanksCoach to an important coach in your life with the TeamSnap eCard. Share it on social media with @TeamSnap and @CAC_ACE for a chance to win some TeamSnap swag and an iPad for your coach!

Donate your Petro-Canada Petro-PointsTM
You can also say #ThanksCoach by donating your Petro-PointsTM to support coaches across Canada. If you do so, Petro-Canada will match your donation!

Diversify your Coaching Portfolio with FREE NCCP eLearning
During National Coaches Week, NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport, NCCP Making Head Way in Sport, and NCCP Coaching Athletes with a Disability are all FREE! Whether you’re new to coaching, or you’re an experienced coach looking for a refresher or simply furthering your knowledge, there’s a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) eLearning module that’s just right for you!

Get Social
Add the National Coaches Week Facebook Profile Frame to your profile picture. Share a shout out for your favourite coach through social media and use the hashtags #ThanksCoach and #CoachesWeek!

Participate in a community event
Join the celebration in communities across Canada! Check out events taking place during National Coaches Week in your province or territory HERE.

For up-to-date information on National Coaches Week, please visit www.coach.ca/NationalCoachesWeek and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #CoachesWeek and #ThanksCoach.


For more information contact:

Michel Hachey
Manager, Communications
Coaching Association of Canada
mhachey@coach.ca