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July 22, 2021

National Coaches Week

Help us say #ThanksCoach to coaches across Canada 

September 18 – 26 marks the seventh annual National Coaches Week (NCW) and we’re asking everyone across Canada for your help in celebrating! It’s an opportunity to show your appreciation for the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. NCW would not be possible without your support and the entire sport community in Canada in the different ways offered to thank them for all they do.  
Ways to show your appreciation

  • Say #ThanksCoach via your social media.

  • Plan a recognition event.

  • Purchase a gift from our NCW eStore.

For more ideas and inspiration on ways to celebrate your coaches, check out the 2021 National Coaches Week Participation Guide

Development Opportunities

December 1, 2021

2022 Coaching Apprentice Camp

Laylor Performance Systems, 125 Martin Ross Ave #12, North York, ON

This camp is the unique experience for beginner and intermediate coaches to be mentored by two of the OWA's top coaches, Clance Laylor and Alex Varbanov.

This course is limited to 6 apprentice coaches, the ideal candidate is:
- NCCP Competition Introduction Certified
- Actively coaching competitive OWA athletes
- Able to bring one of their competitive athletes to the camp to work with
- Committed to the development of high performance weightlifting in Ontario


Saturday, February 12, 2022, 1:30pm-5:30pm

Sunday, February 13, 2022, 9am-1pm

Cost: $0

Application Deadline: December 20, 2021

June  8, 2021

CAC launches NEW Mental Health in Sport eLearning!

Free eLearning

Mental health impacts the quality of life and performance of both sport participants and coaches. The Coaching Association of Canada’s Mental Health in Sport eLearning module was developed to educate coaches about mental health to empower them to effectively play a role in supporting the well-being of the participants in their sport program, while also supporting their own mental health.  
The 45-minute module is now available for free in the eLearning section of the Locker.    

Various Dates

High Five Sport Training

Virtual Training

Are you interested in levelling up your coaching? HIGH FIVE National is introducing a new and free virtual OnDemand training for sport coaches! Learn more about how to keep the game fun for your players while having a quality sport experience with HIGH FIVE Sport training. This training enables you to earn professional development points towards your National Coaching Certification Program through the Coaching Association of Canada.


This training opportunity has been made possible through a partnership with the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association. It supports the Government of Canada’s (Sport Canada) funding commitment to achieve gender equity in sport at every level by 2035.


Pre-register to get exclusive access to the new HIGH FIVE Sport. It’s the best way to play!

Funding for Coaches

Coming soon.