March 22, 2018
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A Celebration of Women in Sport

A celebration of women in sport

March 27, 2018

Join Allison Sandmeyer-Graves, CEO for the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport (CAAWS) for an exciting afternoon of learning and networking that will showcase inspiring Nova Scotian female athletes and sport leaders. This event will include:

  • Lunchtime keynote presentation from former Olympian, Hall of Fame Inductee and author, Karen Furneaux.

  • Informative breakout sessions with Nova Scotia Sport Leaders and CAAWS staff.

  • Closing panel of Olympians who will share their journey in sport.

The event is targeted at those involved with women and girls in the Nova Scotia sport sector, as well as female university or college students interested in learning more about career paths for women in sport.

To find out more information or to register visit

CAAWS – A Celebration of Women in Sport

Atlantic Coaches Conference Registration Open

Coaching with an edge - Saint Mary's University, Halifax NS

2018 Atlantic Coaches Conference

Saint Marys University, Halifax NS

Which stream is right for you?

Excellence Stream Conference:

April 26th (evening) – April 27th, 2018 (full day)

Targeted at full-time coaches and those working with national teams, universities, and national level athletes

Excellence stream registration

Participation Stream Conference:

April 27th (evening) – April 28th, 2018 (full day)

Targeted at paid and volunteer coaches who work with provincial athletes, community clubs and teams

Participation stream registration

Early Bird Registration ends March 15, 2018

"The Atlantic Coaching Conference offers what your own sport can’t, which is learning and collaboration with other coaches in other sports. For those who earn their living as a coach, this conference would be as good or better than anything offered in the country."

-Troy Ryan

Assistant Coach, Canadian Women’s Olympic Hockey Team

Speaker Highlights

Dr. Joe Baker


Professor at York University, specializing in Optimal Human Development, including issues affecting athlete development and skill acquisition. 
Carla Nicholls

Carla is a two-time Olympic Team Coach who coached a total of 21 individual events at the 2008 and 2012 games.

Kinduct has built a world leading athlete management system, that helps coaches, trainers, players and teams be better.  Clients include the Golden State Warriors, the New York Rangers and the Boston Red Sox.  
Gardiner MacDougall

Gardiner has spent 18 seasons at the helm of UNB’s hockey program, including 6 AUS Championships - one of the most dominant ever in Canada. 
For full conference schedule, speaker biographies and more information visit:

Coach Initiation a starting point for all community coaches.

Coach Initiation in Sport is an online NCCP module developed to introduce new coaches to the foundational skills in coaching, such as: long-term athlete development, ethics, coaching motivation, and athlete safety and wellness. The Coach Initiation in Sport module will also introduce coaches to the NCCP, a valuable tool for preparing for a coach’s first in-person NCCP workshop

The Coach Initiation in Sport online module is designed as an important introduction to the key coaching concepts and educational tools that are the foundation of the NCCP.  The module remains an excellent informational resource for coaches which they can revisit at any time after successful completion of the module.

Coach Initiation in Sport is a valuable resource for:

  • Parents new to coaching
  • New coaches
  • Experienced coaches new to the NCCP
  • Athletes transitioning to coaching
  • Experienced NCCP coaches who need professional development, or a refresh on the fundamental principles of the NCCP
  • Sport administrators who work with the NCCP and coach development

Access Coach Initiation in Sport online module in the Locker, for $15. This e-module will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

Professional Development Schedule for 2018 Announced

The Canadian Sport Center Atlantic have announced their winter professional development schedule for 2018. These in person workshops and webinars offer coaches the opportunity to further their education and earn valuable PD points required to maintain certification. To find out more about these opportunities please follow this link.

Coaching Association of Canada FREE on-line Concussion Awareness Module

The Coaching Association of Canada has announced the launch of their new e-learning module for concussion awareness. "Making head Way" has been designed to help coaches gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of their athletes. This multi-sport module will cover: what to do to prevent concussions, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, what to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion, and how to ensure athletes return to play safely. For a limited time this on-line module is free to all coaches and the course will also be recorded as professional development on coaches transcripts.

To find out more information about this important issue for all coaches. Follow this link to the CAC web site.

New Multi Sport Modules developed by the Coaching Association of Canada

The Coaching Association of Canada has recently developed four new Multi-Sport modules to support coach development in Canada. Three of the modules are part of the Competition development suite of courses and include Performance Planning, Manage a Sport Program and Advanced Practice Planning. To see if these courses are part of your Competition Development Pathway please check the Pathways section in your Locker account.

The fourth module is an addition to the Professional Development suit of training modules offered through the NCCP and addresses the Mentorship side of coaching.

Check out the course descriptions and the classroom course schedule as we add the new courses to our fall delivery program.

Coaching Association of Canada launch FREE e-Activity for new coaches

The Coaching Association of Canada has launched a free e-learning program for new coaches. The new resource is designed for first time coaches   Packed with tips, tools, and resources you can download, these FREE tutorials will set coaches up for success!

For more information on this program please follow the link below.


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