By Gena Cook, Coaching Administrator

September 18 – 26, 2021, marks the seventh annual National Coaches Week! National Coaches Week is a time 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.

National Coaches Week provides coaches with the recognition they deserve for the time they devote to ensuring Canadians live an active, healthy lifestyle and in Manitoba, Sport Manitoba Coaching has lots of ways to get involved.


Coach Appreciation Event!

Join us for a FREE Trivia night on Friday, September 24 from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Prizes to be won!!

To register please contact Bree Cruise


A Week of Giveaways! 


Sport Manitoba Coaching will be giving away swag, gift cards, and Winnipeg Jets tickets for their home preseason game on Oct. 6. Post a message or video on social media thanking your coach to be entered to win! Use #ThanksCoach and tag @SportManitoba on Twitter and Instagram or @SportMB on Facebook.

Note: Sport Manitoba Coaching has financial assistance for PSO initiatives that recognize your coaches during this week. Please contact Susan Lamboo at for more info.

For national campaign information check out the Coaching Association of Canada NCW page.

For more information on this week’s events, please contact Sport Manitoba Coaching at


FREE NCCP Online Courses – Sport Manitoba Coaching

  • Saturday, Sept. 18 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm – NCCP Coaching & Leading Effectively 1/2 
  • Sunday, Sept. 19 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm – NCCP Coaching & Leading Effectively 2/2 
  • Monday, Sept. 20 from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm – NCCP Make Ethical Decisions
  • Tuesday, Sept. 21 from 8:00 pm-9:30 pm – Canada Games Coaches (Closed Session) 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Gender Neutral Language Training for Manitoba Coaches
  • Thursday, Sept. 23 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm – NCCP Basic Mental Skills
  • Sunday, Sept 26 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm – NCCP Make Ethical Decisions

FREE In-Person Courses – Sport Manitoba Coaching – 145 Pacific Avenue

  • Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Aboriginal Coaching  Module 
  • Sunday, Sept 26 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills

All online and in-person courses listed above are FREE to Manitoba coaches during National Coaches Week.

To register for Sport Manitoba Coaching’s online or in-person courses, please email


FREE Online Courses – The Locker



National Coaches Week is September 18-26, 2021