National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach.
Coaches are a vital part of healthy, active communities. They teach, guide, manage, inspire, empower, direct, nurture, challenge and help us grow as both players and people (busy work!). In the world of rugby, we have backs coaches, forwards coaches, mini coaches, school coaches, club coaches and rep team coaches to name a few. For so many of them, this is done in their spare time, for the love of the game, the club, the team and the communities they serve.
So this week, why not take a moment to think about the coaches both past and present that have contributed to your sporting life. There are a number of ways to get involved in National Coaches Week:
- Heading to practice this week? Why not take a moment to say #ThanksCoach to the person who dedicates their time to help you become a better athlete.
- Take a snap of your coach and post it to social media using the #ThanksCoach tag and tell the world what your coach means to you and your team.
- To celebrate National Coaches Week, viaSport is giving away $1000 through their Coaches Week Contest! Enter to win $500 for your sport team/club/association and another $500 for your coach(es)! All you have to do is post a photo on social media that includes your coach(es) and why you appreciate them. For more details – Click Here
- Tell us what it is that drives and motivates you to sacrifice your time and effort. Stick up a post on social media with the tag #whyicoach. You might even inspire some coaches of the future to start their own journey.
- Why not take the time to add to your skill set and sign-up for an NCCP course? viaSport hosts a number of courses across the province, all aimed at equipping you with the tools and experience to deliver the most effective sessions to your athletes. For more details – Click Here
- Consider an Aboriginal Coaching Module (ACM) and make sure you have the knowledge and understanding to be an effective coach with First Nations athletes – For more details – Click Here