Canada’s Coaching Partners Encourage Canadians to say #ThanksCoach during Second Annual National Coaches Week

Sep 19, 2016

OTTAWA, ON (September 15, 2016) – The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and the provincial and territorial coaching representatives (P/TCRs) are proud to present the second annual National Coaches Week, September 17 – 25, 2016. 

This year, National Coaches Week looks to build on the success of last year’s inaugural campaign, celebrating the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. The week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach. 

“On the heels of a successful Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games for Team Canada, led by an inspirational group of coaches, National Coaches Week is an opportunity for athletes across Canada to say thank you to the coaches who help them strive to be their best,” said Lorraine Lafrenière, CEO of the Coaching Association of Canada. “From grassroots to high performance, the value of the role of the coach cannot be understated.” 

National Coaches Week wouldn’t be possible without the support of its national partners, led for the second year by TeamSnap, an organization that stepped in to support this grassroots campaign from day one.

“Like the CAC, TeamSnap is committed to supporting and growing the number of community coach volunteers,” said Ken McDonald, TeamSnap’s Chief Growth Officer. “We’re excited to continue our partnership with the CAC and look forward to continuing to work with Canada’s coaches.”

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Boulder, Colo., TeamSnap has taken the organization of youth, recreational and competitive sports into the 21st century. Eleven million coaches, administrators, players and parents use TeamSnap’s web and smartphone apps to sign up, schedule, communicate and coordinate everything for the team, the club and the season. TeamSnap makes organizing sports as simple as click, tap and go. The P/TCRs and the CAC invite Canadians from coast to coast to coast to join them in celebrating National Coaches Week, from September 17 – 25, 2016.

For up-to-date information on National Coaches Week and for events happening in your region, please visit­tionalcoachesweek and follow us on Facebook and Twitter using #CoachesWeek and #ThanksCoach.


About the Coaching Association of Canada The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches. For more information, please visit or follow the CAC on Twitter or on Facebook.

About TeamSnap TeamSnap is dedicated to taking the hassle out of managing, coaching and participating in team sports. Founded in 2009 by a couple of social scientists, an improv comedian and an oil field engeineer, TeamSnap is now a team of more than 60 employees working remotely around the United States but all driven by the mission to build a great product that any parent, coach, team manager, group organizer or sentient robot can pick up and use immediately. Eight million coaches, parents, team managers and players use TeamSnap’s web and mobile apps to save their sanity and stay in the know through email, text and instant alerts. For more information, please visit

For more information contact:

Michel Hachey
Manager, Communications
Coaching Association of Canada