Head to Head was created to provide youth with an opportunity to become the best versions of themselves and to teach them to deal with challenges head on. Head to Head Olympians help to decrease youth drop out from sport, and to reinforce important messages from parents, coaches, and teachers.
Head to Head Mission: Empower the next generation of Canadians to reach their highest potential with confidence through competent role models and national ambassadors.
A note from Head to Head Founder, and two-time Olympian Martha McCabe:
After becoming an Olympian in 2012, I quickly realized the power my voice had on youth around me. Seeing the impact I could have on another person’s life was incredibly inspiring. I became determined to reach as many young Canadians as I could and soon learned that many Olympians were just as motivated as I was, to connect with the next generation.
After competing at the 2016 Olympic Games, I also learned about the severe challenges so many Olympians face when transitioning into life after sport.
I started Head to Head to; inspire more youth across Canada to reach their full potential, and to support athletes financially and through mentorship opportunities, as they transition away from their role as an athlete.
Head to Head has been engaged with over 50 different clubs, schools and other youth groups all across Canada.Download Head to Head Code of Conduct and Guiding Principles