Coaching Seminar for Female Coaches

Building Confidence Through Competence

The Nordiq Canada Women’s Committee is very excited to present a High Performance Coaching Seminar for Female Coaches. Featuring seminars on ski fleets, physiology, tactical development, leadership along with panel discussions and networking opportunities.

Presenters include:
*Cari Din – Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary
*Jodi Hawley – Pathway Advisor & Physiologist, Own The Podium
*Alasadair Tutt – USSSA Development Coach of the Year 2019, MSc Mid Sweden University
*Judy Buchanan-Mappin and Mike Mappin – Professional ski testers and technicians
and many more!

The Seminar will take place via Zoom over Thursday May 20th and Friday 21st and it’s free! 

The Seminar is for coaches at the Train to Train (In-Training and Certified status) and above with presentations focused on those coaching Junior (U18) athletes and above. While other coaches may request to participate, coaches need to have a good understanding of physiology, training prescription and ski selection to get the most out of the seminar. This will be a great opportunity to improve your competence and gain confidence and earn some PD points while meeting coaches from across the country. 

To register for the seminar complete the form via this link.

If you would like to request to attend please email the Chair of the Women’s Committee Allison McArdle:

Leading a Return to Sport Participation

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is excited to announce the launch of a new eLearning module designed to help coaches lead a safe return to sport participation.
An extended period of restricted training and competition can have significant physical and psychosocial effects on participants. After completing this module, coaches will be able to identify and respond to these factors when creating a safe and adaptable return-to-sport plan.
This free eLearning module will take approximately 45 – 60 min to complete and is available in the Locker.

Female Mentorship Program

Sport Manitoba Coaching Female Mentorship Program is a key initiative dedicated to increasing the number of confident and competent female coaches in all contexts in this province. Equitable representation of gender in leadership roles is beneficial to both women/girls and men/boys. When the gender gap is decreased excellence is achieved, participation is sustained, and sport has a further reach in the community.

The program focuses on working with passionate female coaches as mentees and providing them with knowledgeable and passionate female mentors.  These coaches will build a meaningful relationship that will allow the mentee coach to feel supported and encouraged to strive to be the best coach they can be in their context.

Program Purpose 

  • Create a mentorship program for female coaches in Manitoba through meaningful mentee / mentor pairings.  
  • Provide an online community of practice for mentee coaches to build and enhance their toolkits. 
  • Provide female coaches from a range of sports and contexts, with the opportunity to learn from other knowledgeable coaches across the province.  
  • Enhance the coaching pool of Manitoba coaches that are qualified and have the tools to coach at their desired contexts, from Fundamentals to Train to Train (Grassroots – Comp Dev)  
  • Create relationships amongst coaches that are lasting and supportive, allowing for the sustainability of our current female coaches throughout the province.

Application deadline: April 30th

What Does Safe Sport Mean for Manitoba’s Coaches?

February 24, 2021 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm (via Zoom)

This session will identify the way in which Sport Manitoba sees Safe Sport. Learn what has already been done in the areas of concussion and physical safety, and what is on the horizon for emotional and mental safety. 

Participants can expect an interactive and engaging session including an opportunity to share their own perspective.

This is a FREE PD opportunity! Coaches will receive 1 PD point for attending. Please email to register!