Sept 19-27 is National Coaches Week - #ThanksCoach!


Sept 19-27th is #CoachesWeek in Canada! At BC Athletics we are using this time to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes, participants and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by saying #ThanksCoach. 

Tag BC Athletics, Athletics Canada, and viaSport on your #ThanksCoach posts to be entered into a draw to win 3 contests! $500 for your coach and $500 for your club from viaSport, swag from BC Athletics, AND swag from Athletics Canada! Click here for more details.

For this week, you can take part in FREE virtual courses and conferences including:

Effective Coaching Strategies for the High Performance Coach - Sept 30th
Ideal for coaches working with high performance athletes. This 3 part webinar series is led by Dr. Shaunna Taylor. Topics that will be covered include: leadership practices, mental performance and mental health, goal setting, stress management, and much more. The first webinar is FREE (For BC Athletics Memembers) as part of Coaches Week, Sept 30th, 7:00 - 8:00pm

Multi-Sport e-Learning Courses - Available Any Time
Available at any time on the locker, and free during Coaches Week. Coaches must log into the locker to register. Don’t have a locker account, sign up for one for free!

  • NCCP Coaching Athletes with a Disability
  • NCCP Making Headway in Sport
  • NCCP Emergency Action Plan
  • NCCP Safe Sport Training 
  • NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport

Atlantic Virtual Conference Multi-Sport - Sept 21-25
Each evening from Sept 21-25th there will be three 25-30 min sessions on a variety of topics. The theme of the coaching conference is Safe Sport: Diversity and Inclusion. Register ASAP as space is limited. 

What Sport Can Learn From Gamers - Sport for Life - Sept 24
Research has consistently revealed that kids are leaving sport in large numbers because it is not “fun”, while at the same time video gaming and esports are exploding. So what's up? In the past two decades while sport has become increasingly focused on technical excellence and winning, game developers have focused on the social and emotional keys to fun. This webinar with guest experts explores the four determinants of fun as seen in the gaming industry, and how these apply to sport. Wear some clothes to move in (including pants). Webinar Facilitator Meredith Gardner is determined to have some fun.


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


Click here to find out more about how you can be involved in Coaches Week