The Sport Information Resource Centre
The Sport Information Resource Centre

Event Date(s)
September 21-29, 2019
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Event Location
Online and Across Canada
Canada

Join us in celebrating the tremendous positive impact that coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada! September 21-29 marks the fifth annual National Coaches Week and we’re asking for your help to celebrate!

Whether you’re a sport organization, an athlete or participant, parent or coach, administrator or volunteer, we want your help to say #ThanksCoach to coaches across the country.

Coaches Matter!

  • Coaches make valuable contributions to the quality of life in communities across Canada.
  • Coaching contributes significantly to volunteerism in Canada.
  • Coaches develop young athletes’ passion for sport that can carry them on to greater heights.

Coaching by the Numbers:

  • More than 1.5 million Canadians have received training in the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). 
  • One in seven Canadians will coach at some point in their lifetime.

How to Participate:

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

National Coaches Week wouldn’t be possible without the support of Provincial / Territorial Coaching Representatives, National Sport Organizations, hundreds of Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations, Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Bodies, University teams, thousands of clubs, and the millions of participants and athletes across Canada. This year make sure one of them is you!

In last year’s campaign, nearly 7,000 coaches took a free NCCP eLearning module and close to 12,000 social media posts featured the National Coaches Week hashtags to share a message of thanks. Online, the campaign received more than 43 million impressions thanks to engagement from athletes, coaches, and sport administrators at all levels.

This year, we’re aiming even higher!

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