National Coaches Week celebrates the positive impact coaches have on athletes, participants, and communities across Canada. Sept 17-25th is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by saying #ThanksCoach.


Check out some of the ways you can get involved below!



1.Discounted or Free Coaching Courses

Discounted Athletics Courses:


Free e-learning professional development courses from Coaches Association of Canada on the locker. Login in here to access

NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport NCCP Coaching Athletes with a Disability

NCCP Making Head Way in Sport
NCCP Emergency Action Plan
Safe Sport Training Mental Health in Sport
Anti- racism in Coaching Leading a Return to Sport Participation
Support Through Sport modules  


PacificSport Fraser Valley is offering 3 NCCP courses at a discounted price as well as the Aboriginal Coaching Module for FREE. All 4 events will take place in person at the Langley events centre.  



2. Win or Purchase Discounted Gear from Athletics Canada

  • Take 25% off at by using the discount code THANKSCOACH or MERCICOACH

 Want to win your coach free gear? Show the Nation What #GreatCoaching is!

Step 1: Record a short video (15 seconds or less in length) or photo, preferably in portrait mode and tell us why you are saying #ThanksCoach or  #Mercicoach

Step 2: Submit your video or photo by tagging us on Twitter or Instagram no later than Sept 25, 2021.

Step 3: Make sure you identify (tag if possible) your coach. The best, funniest and most creative videos will be shared. At the end of the day (Sept. 25) we will select one male and one female coach from all the entries to win $150 gift card to the AC store! 


3. Say #ThanksCoach on social media: 

Follow National Coaches Week on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #CoachesWeek and #ThanksCoach. You can also use the National Coaches Week Facebook profile frame throughout the week to show your support.



 Enter to win a pair of $100 Petro-Canada Gift Cards for you and your coach! Full details and contest rules will be available soon! More info at