(TORONTO, ON) Nineteen coaches, technical leaders, and performance analysts from across the country are participating in the 4thannual Women's High Performance Technical Summit, in Toronto. (Dec. 6-9)
"We’re now in the beginning of a new Olympic cycle and it’s important to take this time to reflect on the past four years and set our cultural and technical direction for the next quad. The overall goal is performance on demand and consistent podium performance at the Olympic Games," said Denise Dignard, Director, Women's High Performance, for Canada Basketball.
As a key investment in professional development, coaches from all levels of women’s high performance will be in attendance. The summit has been fundamental to growing the depth and scope of the coaching pool to a world-class level, using the program’s Gold Medal Model.
“Developing world-class Canadian coaches is one of our goals. We’re proud to have 13 U Sport coaches involved at this year’s summit, as they are an integral part of our coaching and technical leadership team,” added Dignard.
The summit will be led by women's high performance program technical staff members, including:
- Mike MacKay, Performance Manager
- Steve Baur, Performance Analyst and Senior National Team Assistant Coach
- Agnes Borg, Manager Youth Player DevelopmentNational Team Head Coach, Lisa Thomaidis and Assistant Coach Baur will share lessons learned from the team's 2016 Olympic preparation and performance.
A full list of attendees can be found below.
NAME ROLE HOMETOWN AFFILIATION Sunny Ahluwalia DWNT Performance Analyst Surrey, BC N/A Steve Baur SWNT Assistant Coach/WHP Performance Analyst Wolfville, NS Canada Basketball Michele Belanger DWNT Assistant Coach Mississauga, ON University of Toronto Agnes Borg Manager Youth Player Development Toronto, ON Canada Basketball & Ontario Basketball Albena Branzova-Dimitrova WHP Pool Coach Montreal, QC UQAM Carly Clarke U18/19 Head Coach Halifax, NS Ryerson University Nick DeAdder U18/19 Performance Analyst Canning, NS Acadia University Andre Desjardins WHP Pool Coach Gloucester, ON Louis Riel SS Jodi Gram WHP Pool Coach Markham, ON Bill Crothers SS Michele Hynes WHP Pool Coach / Performance Analyst Winnipeg, MB University of Manitoba Fabian McKenzie DWNT Head Coach Glace Bay, NS Cape Breton University Nate McKibbon WHP Pool Coach Dundas, ON Mount Royal University Claire Meadows U18/19 Assistant Coach Brantford, ON UBC Okanagan Ryan Nguyen Performance Analyst Markham, ON N/A Dani Sinclair WHP Pool Coach Victoria, BC University of Victoria Jeff Speedy DWNT Assistant Coach Fredericton, NB University of New Brunswick Ryan Thorne U18/19 Assistant Coach Montreal, QC McGill University Lisa Thomaidis SWNT Head Coach Saskatoon, SK University of Saskatchewan Chantal Vallee WHP Pool Coach Windsor, ON University of Windsor
Speedy Attending High Performance Summit
Dec 06, 2016