There is arguably no more important role in hockey than that of the coach, who is tasked with guiding young players not only on the ice, but off it as well. They are leaders in hockey, and leaders in life.
Hockey Canada and BFL CANADA are on the hunt for the country’s best women behind the benches, and they are calling on players and parents from coast to coast to nominate hockey coaches who have made significant contributions to the game.
Nominate a coach in your community! See our list of eligible categories and submit your nomination through the form below.
Community Coach: Defined as a woman coaching athletes of any age who play and compete in divisions where there is not a National Championship identified as a culminating event. (ex. U7-U15 House League Coaches, up to A/AA)
Competitive Coach: Defined as a woman coaching athletes who play and compete in divisions where the participants are eligible to compete in National Championships, accredited Sport Schools Championships, or provincially designated Programs of Excellence. (ex. Sport Schools, U15-U18 AAA, U22 Elite)
High Performance Coach: Defined as a woman coaching athletes that are above the age of 16 and compete at the USports, Canadian Collegiate Hockey, or Professional levels.
The national winners of the BFL Women in Coaching Award in the Community and Competitive categories will receive a $5,000 bursary and a customized Team Canada jersey.
Provincial and territorial winners in the Community and Competitive categories will receive a $1,000 bursary.
The national winner in the High Performance category will receive a $5,000 bursary and an invite to Canada's National Women’s Team camp in September of 2024.
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