Join us to celebrate National Coaches Week!

Coaches inspire us to reach new heights on and off the field. In this fifth annual National Coaches Week, we’re looking to achieve our most successful campaign yet!

September 21-29, 2019 is National Coaches Week ! A time to celebrate the positive impact that coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is your opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play in your life by saying #ThanksCoach!

Read on to learn more about what’s happening during the week, and how you can celebrate the coaches in your life!

Don’t forget to share your celebrations with us using #ThanksCoach or #CoachesWeek.

Free NCCP eLearning during National Coaches Week

From September 21-29, 2019, the Coaching Association of Canada is saying #ThanksCoach by offering four NCCP eLearning modules for FREE!

Coaching Athletes With A Disability
Coach Initiation In Sport

Be sure to check with your local Provincial / Territorial Coaching Representative, club, or sport organization to learn about any other discounted multi-sport modules available during the week.

What can you do this National Coaches Week?

We’ve created many ways for you to say #ThanksCoach during National Coaches Week:

Download the FREE National Coaches Week Participation Guide: Get promotional graphics and images, additional social media content, printable postcards and posters, and many other materials that you can use to publicly recognize and thank the coaches in your life.

Show your support for National Coaches Week on Facebook using our custom profile frame.

Plan a recognition event; it can be as simple as a team dinner or social to show your coach you appreciate all they do.

Get social! Share a message on social media – don’t forget to use the campaign hashtags #ThanksCoach or #CoachesWeek. Tag teammates and friends in your message and encourage them to say #ThanksCoach as well.

Take a FREE NCCP eLearning module: During National Coaches Week, NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport, NCCP Making Head Way in Sport, NCCP Coaching Athletes with a Disability and NCCP Preparing an Emergency Action Plan are all free!

Send a #ThanksCoach Postcard: Print and send a postcard with a message of thanks to your coach.

Participate in a community event: Join the celebration in communities across Canada or organize one for your community. Find events taking place in your province or territory at

Say “#ThanksCoach!” in person: Take a moment to acknowledge the hard work and contributions of your coach, simply by saying “Thanks, Coach” after the practice or game. Make the moment more special with the gift of a new whistle or water bottle!

For more information about how you can support National Coaches Week, please contact Yolande Usher.

From all the staff at the Coaching Association of Canada; Thanks Coach!