Pick up a whistle, take a coaching course and thank a coach …..

ONTARIO COACHES WEEK April 12-20, 2008   

The Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO) with funding support from the Ministry of Health Promotion, Sport Canada and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, is partnering with thirty-five Ontario communities to host FREE coach training events. During the week across the province we will recognize the important role sport Coaches have in building our communities and developing athletes for sport and life.


If you’ve been thinking about what it would be like to be a coach, attend a Ready, Set Coach! Session and be inspired by Ontario’s greatest coaches or take a FREE National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) workshop:   

  • NCCP Competition–Introduction Courses Part A or Part B (13.5 hours)
  • NCCP Community Sport – Initiation  (10 hours) if you are a coach in Racquetball, Table Tennis or 5-Pin Bowling
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills for coaches working with very young age children (6 hours).
  • Women-only NCCP Competition-Introduction (13.5 hours) courses led by a female Learning Facilitator.
  • Youth-only (16-20 years old) NCCP Competition-Introduction (13.5 hours).
  • Coaching Athletes with a Disability Clinics


Click here for a listing of communities hosting a course.  



Ontario Coaches Week is a celebration of the province’s thousands of community coaches. Join us for one of our regional breakfasts in Sarnia, Kingston or North Bay where the athletes will be doing the pancake flipping for the coaches.

Draw, paint, create a memorable artist’s rendering of your coach and enter the THANKS COACH POSTER contest if you are in Grade 4, 5 or 6 Ontario elementary school.  Winning team of artists receive a Pizza Party!   

Organize a local activity to celebrate and get your club, school or community involved. 


For more information about the schedule, events and activities planned for Ontario Coaches Week, go to www.coachesontario.ca


The Coaches Association of Ontario’s mandate is to strengthen resources by providing a central co-ordinating body focused on the needs of coaches in Ontario.  Our approach is coach-led, coach focused across all sports.  The CAO recognizes coaching as a social responsibility to make sport and society better and affect thousands of Ontario’s youth in positive ways.


For Media Queries:


Contact:  Jessica Taggio

Communications & Media

Coaches Association of Ontario

Suite 606 – 1185 Eglinton Avenue East

Toronto, ON  M3C 3C6


Tel:  416-426-7053