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Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported National Coaches Week held September 17-25. Your efforts in joining the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan in saying #ThanksCoach and saluting Saskatchewan coaches is appreciated.

Highlights of the week included:

  • Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Ken Cheveldayoff said #ThanksCoach to the thousands of coaches in our province and announced the Government of Saskatchewan was proud to proclaim September 17-25, 2016 as Coaches Week in Saskatchewan.
  • Missinipi Broadcasting and Harvard Broadcasting provided tremendous on-air and online promotional support.
  • Saskatchewan's amateur sport community showed their pride by posting messages and videos, as well as liking, tweeting and retweeting through Social Media to spread the word.
  • Two Regina diving club athletes participated in a video to honor their coach as part of the Coaches Association of Canada's campaign to profile the 2017 Canada Summer Games Apprentice coaches.

As the Chairperson of the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan, Doug Hillis, said in a media release, "There are approximately 26,000 trained coaches in Saskatchewan, mostly volunteers, who are an integral part of the amateur sport system that supports about 330,000 registered participants. While coaches dedicate their time and expertise to develop better athletes, they also help develop better people on and off the field of play. We encourage everyone to say 'thank you' to the coaches in your community, and to consider making a difference by becoming a coach."

Let's remember to say #ThanksCoach all year long.

About National Coaches Week

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 valuable contributor to communities across Canada.
  • Canadians across the country should take the opportunity during National Coaches Week to say, #ThanksCoach.
  • Coaching contributes significantly to volunteerism in Canada.

With events held across the country to celebrate coaching, National Coaches Week provides coaches with the recognition they deserve for the time they devote to ensuring Canadians live an active, healthy lifestyle.


National Coaches Week features plenty of events across Canada from coach training, to coach recognition nights, there are lots of ways you can celebrate coaching!

You're invited to host your own National Coaches Week event! Recognizing coaches is easy. Having a special practice where you'll be saying #ThanksCoach? Hosting an NCCP workshop? Are you having a special awards ceremony to say 'thanks' to all of the coaches from your club? All of those events count as National Coaches Week events!


National Coaches Week wouldn't be possible without the support of the Canadian Sport Community and its corporate partners. Founded through a collaboration of the Coaching Association of Canada and the Provincial and Territorial Coaching Representatives, National Coaches Week is proud to have invited all 67 National Sport Organizations, their hundreds of Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations, and the thousands of clubs across Canada to join us in celebrating the powerful positive impact of Canada's coaches.

National Coaches Week and all of its partner organizations would like to thank and recognize all of the corporate partners for their contribution.

To find out more about National Coaches Week, click HERE.



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Visit thanks.coach.ca to send your coach an electronic #ThanksCoach card courtesy of TeamSnap. Once participants email their card, they can tweet or share it to Facebook for a chance to win their coach an ipad and their self some TeamSnap swag!


Coaches are an extremely valuable resource and their efforts deserve celebration and recognition!

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