"(My coach) is the type of coach that doesn’t directly push you, but rather inspires you to want to push yourself harder and further."
"Dave always pushes me out of the comfort zone so I can get better at my sport."
"My coach just built the runner I became. He knows me really, really well."
"He has always been a positive influence and he doesn't put you down or make you discouraged."
"We have a professional relationship and he's focused on improvement."
"My coach is special because he coaches from his heart."
"I would say we have a really good relationship (with my coach). I don't second guess myself when he's around."
"[My coach] is special because they taught us a lot of technical and individual skills that we needed to take us to the next level."
"Our partnership may be best described as a respectful and a sometimes fun work in progress with the usual little bumps in the road."
"She knows how to push me and guarantee I will still be the same dedicated person I was yesterday — and she has made me that much better."
"Great coaches help make great athletes. Carolyn brings a lot to our team and makes us better. "
"She always puts my goals and my development, first ahead of everything. She has a very easy going personality."
"I am constantly learning new things from my coach, not just in table tennis but in life as well. He is my role model."
"She really creates a environment in which I can be my own motivator; that I am able to improve because I want to."
"He loves the game and is very dedicated to teaching people about the sport and coaching athletes of all ages."
"He is very positive towards my success and is always there for me, during the good and the bad, through ups and downs."
"With my coach, we work on every little detail together which makes the result a lot better."
"Vasco is a very passionate coach. He is super driven to make the athletes that he is coaching better."
"My coach is intense and is always demanding more. Good is never good enough and she continues to push you day in and day out."
"Joan is able to push me to the next level because she is always watching. She catches my mistakes and sees what I am doing well."
"[My coach] has been and will continue to be the driving force behind my success as an athlete."
"[Our coach] stands up for us without question and wants nothing but for us to succeed."
"Almost like competitors, he’s there to correct me and guide me but he’ll from time to time jump in and do a couple sprints to push me."
"Adam is a great coach and very easy to get along with. He gives you freedom and trust, but expects a lot from you."
"Not only is he trying to make me a better athlete but he is always trying to educate himself to become a better coach."
"James knows how much work it actually takes to excel in the sport and does not sugarcoat this important fact."
"In two short years he has changed me as a paddler both mentally and technically. "
"I like working with her because she is very positive and always happy to be there."
"Keeps me calm in the corner and he s always ready to travel with me for getting experience."
"My coach took the time to get to know me and find ways to both correct my stroke and make me faster."
"He is very motivating and constantly reminds me that I have what it takes to get to the top. He believes in me."
"He is willing to put everything into coaching me, but I have to want it and give it my all."
"Without my relationship with Jenn as my coach and mentor I don't think I would be where I am today in my sport or in my life."
"In times of struggle, I can go see him and talk about my problems. He always finds a way of bringing me back on the right track."
"[My coach] understands that everybody has the opportunity to reach their full potential and finds out ways to help get them there."
"Very passionate, supportive person. Always looking to optimize players potential. "
"The relationship with my coach is interesting because aside from being my trainer, he is also my dad."
"He is calm, collected and easy to communicate with."
"He's a very caring guy. I feel he genuinely wants me and all my teammates to improve."
"Abbi tries hard to make our training fun and interesting, and gives us lots of opportunities for personal and team growth."
"He is not just preparing me to play for Canada, he is helping me prepare to be one of the best in the world."
"He has shown real interest in my training and racing, we have discussed my goals for the future and he wants to help me reach my potential"
My coach is the most "supportive coach I’ve ever met”
"I know Eric believes in me even when I don’t believe in myself."
"Peter wants the best for me, he pushes me because he knows what I am capable of, he has expectations and expects them to be achieved."
"My relationship with my coach is friendly, co-operative, and full of respect."
"I have a really good relationship with Geoff. He is someone I can always go to for advice, inside or outside of field hockey."
"This relationship has been pivotal to my career, and I have learned a lot and gained tons of experience from my coach."
"Without him, I would not be where I am today because he has given me a lot of the pieces of the puzzle I have used to create my success."
"I completely trust Muncef, I know he always has my back and is ready to fight for me and the things I deserve."
"My coach is a devoted hard working man. He has created the provincial sledge hockey program in Alberta and is undefeated in its two years."
"I enjoy working with Jon because he is level headed and is always calm when I'm racing."
Petro-Canada's FACE Program supports up-and-coming athletes when they need it most: when they are striving to represent Canada at the Olympic or Paralympic Games, but don't yet qualify for government funding.
Every year, Petro-Canada selects fifty-five promising athletes from across Canada. These athletes and their coaches are awarded a $10,000 FACE grant to help them along their journey, with $5,000 going directly to the athlete and $5,000 to their coach. FACE grants are often used for training, equipment, coach education, and travel expenses for competitions.
Since 1988, Petro-Canada has supported over 2900 Canadian athletes and their coaches by providing more than $10,000,000 in financial support.