Coaches Week 2023

Sep 01, 2023

Coaches Week 2023

National Coaches Week, which runs from September 16 – 24, 2023, is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across British Columbia. Coaches are community leaders, role models and mentors who ignite passion for sport and physical activity.

Positive sport experiences begin with coaches who help athletes build confidence, self-esteem and positive body image through participation — by serving as mentors in their communities, they help athletes and other young coaches thrive in a sport environment and beyond. These mentorship opportunities can positively impact a young coach and lead to a new generation of passionate and involved coaches in our province. Volunteer coaches are the heart and soul of community sport: they shape so many of our first memories of playing the sports we love. 

Multi-sport coach education helps coaches further their education, skills, and ability to provide positive sport experiences for participants. By providing B.C. coaches with access to NCCP training and professional development opportunities, viaSport is committed to developing coaches who foster quality sport experiences for all participants. We want coaches to feel appreciated by their community and activate in further educational opportunities: this will help them provide better sport experiences for all.

Coaching Association of Canada – Mental Health in Sport Project

In December 2022, the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) announced a new mental health and sport project funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. This project launched in February 2023.

CAC hopes to increase mental health literacy among coaches at all levels of sport and in all provinces and territories. The project’s three objectives are as follows:

  1. The project will update some existing training modules to improve accessibility by increasing delivery to remote areas. The training modules will also be adapted into seven additional languages
  2. Creating an online accessible national resources hub. This will offer a compilation of training modules, videos, information, and resources
  3. Promote the educational content and national resource hub to new and diverse audiences across Canada