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Thank you to everyone who joined with us in celebration of National Coaches Week in Ontario this year!

Enjoy some of the highlights of the week that was and what we did here in Ontario to recruit, develop, and recognize our coaches!

Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards


Ontario Coaching Excellence Award Winners 2019

We kick-started the week by recognising ten outstanding coaches at the Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards. The winners were honoured at a ceremony on Saturday, September 21st, at the Innis Town Hall in Toronto. Check out their fanatic videos by clicking on their names below:

Good to Great Award WinnersCheyanne Farquharson and. Warren Williams

School Sport Coach WinnersAnnette Wrigley and. Ron Andrews

Grassroots Coach WinnersHollie Babut and Jon Roy

Everyone Matters Coach Award WinnerTravelle Edwards

Susan Kitchen Trailblazer Coach Award WinnersChrista Eniojukan

Andy Higgins Lifetime Achievement WinnerMark Sutton

NCCP Community Clinics

Over 250 coaches from across the province received SUPER Discounted National Coaching Certification Program training during the week. Coaches enjoyed the multi-sport modules of. Make Ethical Decisions, Fundamental Movement Skills, Planning a Practice, and Basic Mental Skills. Coaches also had access to the Community or Entry level sport-specific training in Basketball, Badminton, Hockey and Baseball (Pitching & Catching and Hitting). This was made possible with the help of our amazing Host Partners in the communities and the Provincial Sport Organizations. Here are some of the highlights:

Thorold Legion Minor Baseball – Thorold, ON (Niagara) – Sept 21st – 22nd (72 Coaches Trained)

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Baseball 2Ribbon Cutting at clinic open, Baseball course coaches

Richmond Hill Sports Hall of Fame – Richmond Hill, ON – Sept 20th-22nd (93 Coaches Trained)

IMG-20190921-WA0000Badminton course on the court

Town of Cochrane – Cochrane, ON – Sept 20th- 22nd (22 Coaches Trained)

Photo 4NCCP workshop in action!

Township of Selwyn – Ennismore, ON– Sept 27th-29th
(24 Coaches Trained)

Remote Access – (50 Coaches Trained)

For those individuals in our more remote communities or simply unable to attend a traditional in-class workshop, our Remote workshops were available to coaches each week night. To learn more about Remote Access CLICK HERE


National Coaches Week Online Auction

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Thank you to all the amazing supporters and bidders who made the National Coaches Week Online Auction a great success! Together we raised over $5,300 which will help make Ontario the best place to coach and play sport.

All proceeds from the auction are used to offer subsidized coach training and development to increase the number of trained and qualified coaches, helping to create a fun, safe and positive sport experience for all Ontarian’s.

We sincerely thank our generous supporters from across the country who graciously donated numerous items. Because of your contributions, you have helped make Ontario the best place to coach and play sport.

Ontario Landmarks Lite Up to Say #ThanksCoach

Landmarks from across the province were lit up blue, gold and red September 21st- 29th in support of National Coaches Week in Ontario.

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Clockwise from Top Left: Toronto City Hall and Sign; Burlington Pier; Marilyn Monroe Towers; Welland Bridge; Mississauga Clock Tower

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Clockwise from Top Left: Cambridge Sign; Newmarket Bridge; CN Tower; London JA Taylor Building

#ThanksCoach and #CoachesWeek

We heard the country loud and clear this week in support of coaches on Social Media! The Ontario coaching community was well represented amongst the thousands of Tweets,Posts, Pics, etc. Check out all the buzz at #ThankCoach and #CoachesWeek.

Thanks for another great week of celebrating our coaches!


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