Speedy Attending High Performance Summit

Speedy Attending High Performance Summit
(TORONTO, ON) Twenty-eight coaches, technical leaders, and performances analysts from across the country will participate in the 3rd annual women’s high performance technical summit at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ont. from December 8th-10th.
 
 “This event is a tremendous investment in the professional development of our Canadian women’s coaches and technical leaders. 2015 was a very successful competitive season for our program - back-to-back golds and Olympic qualification at the senior level; our best finish in the FISU Universiade; and our first gold at the U16/U17 level,” said Denise Dignard, director, women’s high performance. “We’re seeing the results of the harmonization of our gold medal model including athlete and coach development and our Canadian style of play. These sessions are paramount in furthering the growth and success of our program throughout the Podium Pathway for years to come.”
The summit provides coaches and technical leaders, from all stages of development, the opportunity to share best practices. The objective of the three-day summit is to grow the depth and scope of the women’s national coaching pool and provide training on international basketball and long-term athlete development.
 
The summit will be led by women’s high performance program staff members Mike MacKay, performance manager, Steve Baur, performance analyst/SWNT assistant coach, with assistance from Agnes Borg, manager youth player development and other national coaches, technical leaders and mentors. In addition, women’s national team head coach, Lisa Thomaidis, and assistants Shawnee Harle and Baur will share some lessons learned from the team’s back-to-back 2015 gold medal performances and second consecutive Olympic qualification.
   
The summit also provides a platform to introduce new concepts and technology to the program, as well as the opportunity to further integrate performance analysis into coaching.
 
Technical directors and provincial representatives will also attend the summit, helping to further grow the Canadian style of play throughout the country’s Podium Pathway.
 
A full list of attendees below. 
2015 WHP TECHNICAL SUMMIT ATTENDEES
NAME HOMETOWN ROLE AFFILIATION
Agnes Borg Toronto, ON Manager of Youth Player Development Canada Basketball
Albena Branzova-Dimitrova Montreal, QC Coach UQAM
Andre Desjardins Gloucester, ON Coach Louis Riel SS
Carly Clarke Halifax, NS Coach Ryerson University
Chantal Vallee Windsor, ON Coach University of Windsor
Christa Eniojukan Ajax, ON Coach Bliss Carman Sr. P.S
Claire Meadows Brantford, ON Coach UBC Okanagan
Dan Becker Winnipeg, MB Technical Director Basketball Manitoba
Dani Sinclair Victoria, BC Coach University of Victoria
Dipesh Mistry Markham, ON Performance Analyst Ryerson University
Erin McAleenan Sussex, NB Coach York University
Fabian McKenzie Sydney, NS Coach Cape Breton University
Jeff Speedy Fredericton, NB Coach University of New Brunswick
Jodi Gram Markham, ON Coach Bill Crothers SS
Lindsay Walsh Truro, NS Technical Director Ontario Basketball
Lisa Thomaidis Dundas, ON Coach University of Saskatchewan
Michele Belanger Mississauga, ON Coach University of Toronto
Michele Hynes Winnipeg, MB Performance Analyst/Coach University of Manitoba
Megan Pinske Coquitlam, BC Coach University of Saskatchewan
Nate McKibbon Dundas, ON Coach Mount Royal University
Nick DeAdder Canning, NS Performance Analyst Acadia University
Phil Allen Edmonton, AB Technical Director Basketball Alberta
Ryan Nguyen Markham, ON Performance Analyst Ryerson University
Ryan Thorne Montreal, QC Coach McGill University
Shawnee Harle Calgary, AB Coach Basketball Alberta




 

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