Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards
These prestigious awards recognize coaches whose athletes excelled at world championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games, and at the Special Olympics World Games. The Coaching Association of Canada Petro-Canada will honour these recipients before their peers at the Sport Leadership Awards Ceremony, during the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference, November 8-10 in Ottawa, ON.
Qualifying period: September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018*
*Exceptions to this timeline will be made for major Games ending in September.
Eligible Coaches: Coaches of Canadian athlete(s) or team(s) in a recognized National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) sport who win gold, silver, or bronze medals in an eligible competition.
To be considered eligible, a coach should:
· be NCCP Competition – Development certified (NCCP Competition – Introduction certified for Special Olympics);
· be a Canadian citizen, a Canadian resident, or a landed immigrant in possession of a Canadian work permit who contributes to the Canadian sport system;
· have worked on a regular basis with the medal-winning athlete or team as either head, assistant, or personal coach;
N.B. 1: The award nomination MUST be supported by the athlete or team. In some circumstances the CAC may request to contact athletes directly to clarify the role and contribution of personal and team coaches.
N.B. 2: Normally ONE coach is recognized for each medal-winning performance. If an athlete is coached equally by two coaches, the CAC Awards Committee will consider the circumstances to determine if an award should rightly be given to two coaches. In team sports, one head coach and up to two assistant coaches may equally share the award.
N.B. 3: In the event that a coach does not meet the minimum NCCP training criteria as listed above, the NSO may request that the CAC Awards Committee review and consider other coach education equivalencies. Supporting documentation for equivalencies should be submitted at the time of nomination.
Eligible Competitions: Open World Championships, the Olympic Games, the Special Olympics World Games, or the Paralympic Games.
- A minimum of 8 countries must have competed in the preliminary round of competition at Open World Championships, at Olympic Games, or at Paralympic Games;
- A minimum of 6 countries must have competed in the preliminary round of competition at Special Olympics World Games.
- Age group World Championships, (e.g. Junior World Championships or Under 23), as well as World Cups ARE NOT qualifying competitions.
Documented evidence verifying the medal-winning performance (official results of the championship) and the number of entries must accompany the nomination.
The nomination process:
The CAC will track and record all eligible championships during the qualification period and on a regular basis notify the appropriate NSO of any eligible performances. After receiving the completed nomination package, all nominations will be reviewed by the CAC awards committee.
The nomination MUST be supported by the athlete or team. In some circumstances the CAC may request to contact athletes directly to clarify the role and contributions of personal and team coaches.
National Sport Organizations (NSOs) are responsible for nominating eligible coaches and for ensuring the nomination is supported by the athlete or team. NSOs are requested to submit applications for their coaches within 30 days of receiving eligibility notification.
Documented evidence verifying the medal-winning performance (a copy of the event start list, preliminary round) and the number of entries must accompany the nomination.
In addition to these documents, nominators must submit a complete coach biography in Word format, a high resolution head shot, and a minimum of one action shot.
Nominations should be submitted to: