There are many great coaches in Ponoka who devote their time and energy into working with their team.
Ponoka’s coaches not only teach the game of the sport and prepare their team for games but also offer physical and emotional support.
They prepare their players to excel in the sport and make a difference in their game which can spill over into their lives.
Coaches teach valuable life lessons including nutrition, work ethic, teamwork, leadership and discipline as well as respect.
Coaches are not always acknowledged for how much effort they dedicate to their team but they are valued by the community.
There is an opportunity to sports players, their families and members of the community to recognize their coaches in a big way. The recognition is offered by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and Campbell’s. Together they are searching for the Chunky MVC, most valuable coach. The campaign is integrated and interactive and encourages everyone to nominate their favourite coaches in any sport, at any level.
The coach who wins the Chunky MVC will receive a tribute day for their team, family and friends and receive a number of other prizes as well.
The MVC Tribute Day will be featured on TSN and hosted by a member of the TSN Coach Squad. It includes a Big League Breakfast with a TSN personality and a nationally recognized coach from the winner’s sport, as well as a VIP training camp to honour the winner’s team. There will also be an awards ceremony and feast for them and their team. The community sport organization that the winner is a part of will also be given $5,000.
The purpose for this recognition is to honour coaches and improve the effectiveness of coaching in all levels of sports and heighten the experience of athletes across Canada.
Nominations include a short essay as to why they think their coach should receive this award. Nominated coaches can represent teams from any group, gender or sports or skill level.
After receiving all the nominations the list will be narrowed down to 20 coaches and four of those coaches will be chosen. After those four are announced the public will be given the chance to vote online for their favourite coach.
The winner of the MVC award will be announced in April of 2009.
Nominations for the Ponoka coaches can be received before Jan. 29, 2009 and can be submitted online at chunky.ca/mvc.