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National Coaches Week

September 29, 2020 | Field Hockey Canada |

September 19-27 is National Coaches Week! This initiative is put on by the Coaches Association of Canada and is a national event to celebrate the positive impact coaches have on athletes and their communities across Canada. Field Hockey Canada would like to take this opportunity to recognize coaches for the important role they play by taking the time to say #ThanksCoach to all the important field hockey coaches across Canada working to help grow our great sport.


Take part in the celebration

1. Explore our Coaches Week Webpage
During National Coaches wee, this webpage will feature links to free and discounted NCCP eLearnings, Workshops and Webinars as well as coaching resources, FHC Coaching Award winners and other news and articles important to Field Hockey Coaches across the country. LEARN MORE.

2. Say #ThanksCoach on Social Media
Take this opportunity to thank coaches in your community for their time and effort. Share with us stories and pictures of an important coach that has made an impact in your life. Don’t forget to tag #ThanksCoach and #FHCCoach.

3. Celebrate our Award Winners!
Field Hockey Canada is pleased to announce the inaugural winners of the FHC Coaching Awards. This year we feature four great coaches dedicating time and effort in both Grassroots and Development programming.

4. Find out more about the Benefits of Coaching, and Coaching in Canada
Visit to learn more about why and how to become a coach in Canada, and how the National Coach Certification Program can support your coaching development and education.

5. Familiarize yourself with the Field Hockey Coaching Pathway
Field Hockey Canada’s Coaching Pathway prepares coaches from the grassroots, community levels to high performance. An athlete-centred, coach led model ensures a holistic approach intended to serve the growth of the game. Find out more here:

Field Hockey Canada Coach Awards

Field Hockey Canada is thrilled to announce four recipients of FHC coach awards. This newly rebranded program aims to recognize coaches at the grassroots and development level and share the stories of the positive impact coaches can have on our community. Each year, a female and male coach in the two categories will win the coach award. Congrats to the 2020 Field Hockey Canada Coach Award recipients. Stay tuned during coaches week for stories about each winner!

Grassroots coach award recipients:
Female Coach – Sara Restani (Burlington/Halton region, ON)
Male Coach – Ray Lewis (Goderich, ON)

Development coach award recipients:
Female Coach – Andrea Gibson (Vancouver, BC)
Male Coach – Ed Fernandes (Mississauga, ON)

The Field Hockey Canada Coach Award program is supported by Gryphon Hockey


Links and Resources

Field Hockey Canada is thrilled to direct interested people to free and discounted coach education resources. Click HERE to check out the different opportunities. See below for a list of resources and handy links to help you on your coaching journey.

RELATED: Ahead of the Game Webinar Series

While you are in the learning mood, revisit Field Hockey Canada’s two seasons of Ahead of the Game Webinar Series. Here you will find presentations led by community experts on a variety of different topics. Visit our Ahead of the Game page today!