By Sarah Tone, Communications Coordinator

National Coaches Week encourages Canadians to say thanks and to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach. 

Sport Manitoba Coaching
FREE Online Courses 
  • Commit to Kids – contact for a free access code! 
  • NCCP Make Ethical Decisions (Comp-Intro) Sept. 18 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. 
  • NCCP Make Ethical Decisions (Comp-Intro) – Sept. 19, 21, 22, and 23 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • NCCP Managing Conflict (Comp-Dev) – Sunday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
  • Maximizing Coach Mental Well-Being – Professional Development Session (1 PD Point) – Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 


FREE In-Person Courses (145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, MB) 
  • Aboriginal Coaching Modules (Hosted by MASRC) – Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
  • NCCP Make Ethical Decisions (Comp-Intro) – Thursday, Sept. 22 from 5:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 
  • Taping 1 Course (3 PD Points) – Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

All online and in-person courses listed above are free to Manitoba coaches during National Coaches Week. Please email to register. Limited spots available.


Coaching Association of Canada
FREE Online eLearning Modules – The Locker


Coaching Award Nominations

Nominate a coach for Sport Manitoba’s Night of Champions coaching awards and be entered to win 1 of 3 gift cards valued at $50! Nominate today!


A Week of Giveaways! 

Sport Manitoba Coaching will be giving away Coaching Association of Canada & Sport Manitoba Coaching swag, gift cards, and more valued up to $100! Throughout the week, nominate a coach for a Night of Champions coaching award, or attend an NCCP or professional development session with Sport Manitoba Coaching for a chance to win great prizes!


Sport Manitoba Coaching Office Activities
201-145 Pacific Avenue

From September 19 – 23, the Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching (2nd floor, 145 Pacific Avenue) will be a place where you can film a #ThanksCoach video or nominate a coach for a Night of Champions coaching award and receive some goodies! 

Pop in anytime these days for snacks and fun!

  • Respect in Sport/Locker Training
    Wednesday, Sept. 21, between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
  • Dollars & Donuts – Q&A on coaching grants
    Thursday, Sept. 22, between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
  • Sport Movie Day
    Friday, Sept. 23, at 1:30 p.m. 

Say #ThanksCoach

Sport Manitoba will share #ThanksCoach videos to highlight the amazing contributions of our Manitoba coaches and we encourage you to thank your coaches on social media too! Post a message and/or video on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with the hashtag #ThanksCoach and tag @SportManitoba on Twitter and Instagram or @SportMB on Facebook!