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Next week, September 17-25, 2016, is National Coaches Week, 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.

With events held across the country to celebrate coaching, National Coaches Week provides coaches with the recognition they deserve for the time they devote to ensuring Canadians live an active, healthy lifestyle. For more information on what is happening in your region, visit or contact your Provincial or Territorial Coaching Representative.

Social Media

You can follow all of the National Coaches Week social media action on Facebook and Twitter using #CoachesWeek and #ThanksCoach.

Want to take part but don’t know what to say? Use some of the social media posts suggested here on either Facebook or Twitter to join the conversation!

#ThanksCoach Profiles

Are you interested in writing a profile about a coach you want to say “thanks” to? Here is a quick and easy template you can provide to get information about coaches in your community that you want to profile!

Who can you fill out a #ThanksCoach profile for? Anyone! From grassroots to high performance, all coaches are deserving of recognition. Tell us about a coach that deserves a big thank you!

Why should you profile a deserving coach? The #ThanksCoach profile initiative is part of National Coaches Week that helps celebrate the diversity of coaches across Canada and the positive impact they have across the country


National Coaches Week features plenty of events across Canada from coach training, to coach recognition nights, there are lots of ways you can celebrate coaching!

  • You’re invited to host your own National Coaches Week event!
  • Recognizing coaches is easy. Have a special practice where you’ll be saying #ThanksCoach
  • Host an NCCP workshop
  • Have a special awards ceremony to say ‘thanks’ to all of the coaches from your club

All of those events count as National Coaches Week events! The Coaching Association of Canada has created tons of tools to help you either get started, or make your event even better. Check out the Marketing Kit available on for tools, resources, and more!

For more information on what is happening in your region, or for help with your own National Coaches Week event visit or your Provincial or Territorial Coaching Representative’s website, available here.

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