Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards

 

The Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards program celebrates the dedication and commitment of exemplary individuals who inspire, innovate and share knowledge of sport with others. The Awards recognize the importance of leadership, performance and the value of human insight which are all integral to great coaching.

A coach is nominated in one of the following six categories:
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Grass Roots (1 Male, 1 Female). Click here to nominate

Coaches recognized in this category are inspirational role models in the community. The coaching focus would be on introducing children and youth to a sport, developing fundamental movement skills while creating a positive environment for healthy development and instilling a life-long love to be physically active and stay involved in sport. A coach in this category would measure their daily success in the number of smiles achieved.

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Good-to-Great (1 Male, 1 Female). Click here to nominate

The coaching focus is on performance excellence and competing to win. The coach would be recognized as the primary coach who identifies talented individuals; who creates a training environment that further develops athletic skills and abilities to a higher level of success in competition over a period of time.

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.Susan Kitchen .Trailblazer Coach. Click here to nominate

Named after CAO founder and Executive Director (2006-2018) Susan Kitchen, this coach is an innovative out-of- the-box thinker. A creative change agent who inspires others to follow, they have made a difference in their sport or for the athletes they coach. Taking the road less travelled is often bumpy and this coach embraced the goal, persevered and made things better for their sport for years to come. Just like Susan, the Trailblazer Coach never shies away from pushing the boundaries and makes everyone around them better. Whether coaching a community rep team or top performing provincial athletes, the coach who pushes the envelope, invents new approaches to old challenges and breaks through barriers should be nominated for this award.

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Everyone Matters Coach. Click here to nominate

The “Everyone Matters” Award recipient has influenced the culture of their team, organization or community by embracing diversity . Over a sustained period of time they have demonstrated the value of an inclusive approach through acceptance and accessibility. Examples in this category include success in reaching out to and actively welcoming different genders, different age groups, newcomers to a sport program or a coach who successfully integrates athletes with a disability into the program.
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Aboriginal Impact Coach. Click here to nominate

The “Aboriginal Impact” Award recognizes a coach who has made a significant impact by advancing the Indigenous Sport system/community in Ontario. Over a sustained period of time they have demonstrated the value of physical, emotional and mental well-being of Indigenous peoples of Ontario through physical activity and sport. Examples in this category include success in reaching out to and actively welcoming Indigenous athletes to an existing team or sport program, introducing a new sport program to an Indigenous community, or a coach who advocates for Indigenous cultural and traditional practices in their coaching..
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Andy Higgins Lifetime Achievement Award. Click here to nominate

An outstanding coach who has made a significant contribution to coaching in Ontario over a long sustained period of time—20+ years. Andy Higgins, an Olympic decathlon coach, an educator and all around good human being, has devoted his lifetime to instilling positive values, citizen development and making a difference in people’s lives through sport. A coach who dreams big, looks for the possibilities, and focuses on a lasting legacy would be an ideal award recipient in this category.

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School Sport Coach – Selected by OFSAA …………………… ……………

The selection of recipients (1 Male and 1 Female teacher-coach) is based on their unique contribution to sport through continuous development of new coaches. The nominated coach must have influenced the development of new coaches and have shown evidence of program building as well as encouraging athletes to give back to sport. .


Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards Nomination Form

Nominee Information

Consent of Nominated Coach: Please ensure the nominated coach has been consulted and agrees to allow their name to stand for nomination.

Nominator Information

Contribution to Sport

Coaching Qualities and Leadership

Coaching Achievements

Personal Development

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Nominations for the 2019 Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards close Tuesday, April 30th, 4:00pm. For inquiries or to receive the nomination forms in another format, please contact brooke@coachesontario.ca