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National Coaches Week kicks off in Canada

September 18, 2020: Volleyball Canada is celebrating the commitment to our sport of coaches across the country as part of National Coaches Week (Sept. 19 to 27).

"On behalf of Volleyball Canada, I would like to personally thank every coach that gives their time to our sport,” said Dawna Sales, Volleyball Canada’s Director of Athlete and Coach Pathways. "Throughout the past months, coaches have had to put their passion on hold, but this did not deter their dedication. During the pandemic, many took time to upgrade skills through webinars, connected with other coaches, updated certification and mostly looked for ways to get back onto the court to work with athletes."
 
National Coaches Week is a time to celebrate the positive impact coaches have on athletes and their communities across Canada. The annual campaign is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by taking the time to say #ThanksCoach. More info can be found at www.coach.ca
 
“Ensuring athletes’ safety, their mental health, and their opportunity to continue to love this sport are the priorities of our coaches. As we move forward, the volleyball coaching community in Canada is strong and our work continues to ensure resources are available along the coaching journey,” explains Sales.
 
Coaching resources
 
Volleyball Canada is offering 50% discount on its Foundation of Volleyball and Elementary eLearning modules (available through the VC Coaching Centre)
September 19-27, 2020
 
Also check out FREE NCCP eLearning Courses (available through the eLearning tab in the NCCP Locker):

NCCP Coaching Athletes with a Disability
NCCP Making Headway in Sport
NCCP Emergency Action Plan
Safe Sport Training
NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport
 
Other events and opportunities
 
National Coaches Week Atlantic Virtual Conference hosted by the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic
September 21 to September 25, 2020
 
Coaches Association of Ontario Ask the Experts Series
September 21 to September 27, 2020
 
Virtual Beyond Coaching Conference hosted by Coach New Brunswick
September 27, 2020
 
Check out your local provincial, territorial coaching representative for more events in your region.
 
Professional development:
 
FREE Sport Leadership Sportif 2020 – Virtual
November 4-6, 2020
 
Profiles
 
Learn more about Canadian volleyball coaches via our “Coach Profiles” released every two weeks. The most recent is a Q and A with Laurie Eisler of the U of A Pandas: https://volleyball.ca/en/news/coach-profile-laurie-eisler
 
In case you missed past features:

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Media contact: Jackie Skender
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