Nominations Open for Football Canada Coach of the Year

 

Ottawa (November 2, 2016) –  The search for the inaugural Football Canada Coach of the Year is now underway. Up for grabs are national U14 and U18 Community Football Coach Awards.

These awards help recognize the positive impact of active community, club, and high school coaches from across Canada who dedicate themselves to the development of youth both on and off the field.

“Coaches volunteer their time so that participants across the country can enjoy the great game of football,” said Shannon Donovan, Executive Director of Football Canada.

“The awards unveiled today help recognize deserving coaches for their contributions. They are not awarded for wins and losses, but rather recognition of the positive impact that coaches have on their athletes and their community.”

Nominators are asked to provide a submission (video or written) recognizing the positive impact the volunteer coach has on young players. Nominators are asked to consider how the coach teaches respect, safety, motivation, leadership and appreciation for the game of football when drafting their nominations.

Nominate your coach today:

  1. Nominate your coach on social media by using the hashtag #FCCOTY
  2. Submit essay to your respective provincial football association. For Alberta, contact person is Tim Enger, tenger@telus.net 
    • Application deadline is December 1, 2016.

Selection criteria

  • Awards will be given to the volunteer football coach that has the most positive impact on their athletes and community as well as for dedication to the development of youth both on and off the field
  • To be eligible, coaches must be members of Football Canada through their respective Provincial Football Association

U14 Community Football Coach Award

  • Coaches athletes under the age of 14
  • Non-contact (flag/touch) or tackle football coach
  • NCCP trained Community Sport (football)
  • Successful completion of Safe Contact training as well as Making Head Way in Football e-learning module

U18 Community Football Coach Award

  • Coaches athletes between the ages of 14 and 18
  • Non-contact (flag/touch) or tackle football coach
  • NCCP trained Competition-Intro. Position Coach (football)
  • Successful completion of Safe Contact training as well as Making Head Way in Football e-learning module