I am always looking for new partners and ideas to introduce into my practice. Please feel free to contact me any time.
Officiating Coach Training
Educating and training coaches for athletes in all stages of LTAD
Coach education is a passion of mine that I have been working on since 2015. Our program with VTMHA gave me the opportunity to begin developing curriculum for mentoring and training officiating coaches. This is an ongoing project that I am actively working on through the summer and autumn of 2019.
Female High Performance Program
Coaching, mentorship, and training for Train to Compete and Train to Win athletes
In 2017, I had the opportunity to take leadership of the Female High Performance Program, working with Train to Compete and Train to Win athletes. These athletes are working in the Female Midget AAA (U18) and Canada West University Athletics Association leagues, and competing for national and international assignments. The 2019-20 season will be the third year of our initial five year plan that we are actively working to execute.
Female Minor Mentorship
Coaching for Learn to Train, Train to Train, and Sport for Life athletes
Although the primary focus of my current role is on the High Performance side, I am very invested in development on all sides of the female game. One area of concern is that the female game lacks athletes continuing to participate in the Sport for Life phase of the LTAD, particularly once they finish their secondary or post-secondary education. Our team is currently working on this project and implementing a new mentorship and training program in the summer and autmn of 2019.
HCOP Clinic Curriculum
Technical instruction for Learn to Train, Train to Train, and Sport for Life athletes
This is a project that I have been actively working on since 2014. My instructional practice has focused on innovation of our curriculum and instructional methods. I had the privilege of leading a major curricular overhaul in 2015 and a curricular update in 2018. I am currently working on new instructional material and province-wide instructor mentorship through summer and autumn of 2019.
Thunderbird Officiating Development Program
Coaching and technical instruction for Sport for Life and Learn to Train athletes.
This project was my first opportunity to build a program for coaching and training officials in the Learn to Train and Sport for Life phases of LTAD. This program served approximately 150 athletes and continues to be one of the most successful development programs in British Columbia. You can read more about my time with the VTMHA (2011-2017) in my portfolio and in the Vancouver Courier's two-part series from 2015 (Part 1 & Part 2).