National Coaching Week – September 19-27

National Coaches Week is just a few days away!

Join us to say #ThanksCoach!
National Coaches Week takes place September 19-27 and this year it’s more important than ever to say #ThanksCoach to recognize the continued importance of coaches in our lives.

Even though COVID-19 has taken its toll on the sports world, coaches across Canada continue to engage and inspire their athletes and participants through digital channels. That’s why participants, parents, administrators, athletes, and volunteers are all preparing to say #ThanksCoach everywhere they can.

Whether that’s via Facebook Live, web conference, video message, or even a phone call, there are many ways to say #ThanksCoach for the positive impact coaches make on our lives and the important contributions they make to the quality of life in Canada.

We also invite you to check out our National Coaches Week Participation Guide for ideas, graphics, and resources you can use to say #ThanksCoach in your area. Also, be sure to consult our new event calendar to find National Coaches Week events near you and purchase promotional items through our new eStore!

5 ways you can take part in National Coaches Week

Join us at #SLS20 for a FREE virtual learning opportunity!
Catch Dr. Hadiya Roderique and Dr. Shimi Kang as part of a great lineup of speakers who will be motivating delegates to consider how intentional acts of courage, inclusivity, and resilience can shape positive change in Canada’s sport community.  

Registration for the 2020 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference is now open. The event will take place from November 4-6, 2020.

Explore our virtual event space for the latest updates and a full event schedule!

NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport – eLearning Relaunch

 The CAC is excited to present an updated version of the NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport eLearning module! This eLearning introduces new and experienced coaches to the foundational skills of coaching, such as long-term athlete development, ethics, coaching motivation, and athlete safety and wellness. 

The new version features updated content, a fresh look, and is accessible across all technology devices. Coaches who have already completed NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport are not required to complete the new version.

Thanks to Decathlon Canada, the NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport eLearning will be offered for free during National Coaches Week from September 19-27, 2020.

Visit to learn more.

#CoachToolKit Infographic
Parents in sport: Tips for Coaches

Parents play an essential role in supporting their children in sport and activity.
In the latest #CoachToolKit infographic presented by TeamSnap, we take a look at five important tips for coaches and organizations who are ready to engage in proactive communication with parents.Want to Win? Focus on Communication Communication is an essential process for any group—without it, there is no sense of collaboration or understanding among members. Effective teams can share information in a range of different ways, but the eventual goal should be to create “shared knowledge.”
In the latest SIRC Blog, learn how you can make a difference as a coach by putting your team in the best position to succeed using important strategies to improve team communication.

Coach’s Kitchen Recipe of the Month :
Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Parfait

Autumn is right around the corner and we’ve got the perfect snack for the occasion. The Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Parfait is a great morning or night time snack for sweet-toothed athletes! The protein and carbohydrate mixture helps in muscle and energy store recovery.
Put on your apron and enter the Coach’s Kitchen for this and other easy make-at-home recipes!

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Get concussion smart today
Coaches have an important role to help keep participants safe. Concussions can happen to anyone taking part in sport and recreation, and can sometimes have serious consequences.
The NCCP Making Head Way in Sport is a free eLearning module that will help coaches gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of their athletes. Start learning today!

We Are Sport: Conversations with leaders from the BIPOC sport community 

Join Canadian Women & Sport and She’s4Sports for a conversation about mental health and inclusion in sport on Wednesday, September 23 at 12:00pm EDT.

The panel of experts will address the importance of mental health practices and resource for athletes and those working in the sports industry. Register for the Webinar here.

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All CAC in-person meetings and events have been cancelled, following the information and advice from local health authorities for events in Canada.

Virtual Events

September 19-27: National Coaches Week
September 22: National Safe Sport e-Summit
September 24What Sport Can Learn from Gamers – The Science of Fun
October 14: SIRCTalks: Storytelling in Sport — Why it Matters, and How to Master it
October 22“No Ref – No Game” Reframing Long Term Officials Development
October 29-30: Sport Canada Research Initiative (SCRI) Conference
November 4-6Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conferenceCopyright © 2020 Coaching Association of Canada, All rights reserved.To ensure delivery to your inbox, please add to your address book or safe list.update subscription preferences 

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