Coaching with an Edge – Atlantic Coaches Conference


2019 Atlantic Coaches Conference
Saint Mary’s University, Halifax NS

Coaching with an Edge: Atlantic Coaches Conference 2019 will be returning to Saint Mary’s University in Halifax from April 25-27. There will be two conference options to choose from.

April 25 (evening) & April 26, 2019

April 26 (evening) & April 27, 2019

Speaker Highlights

Confirmed speakers include the following with more to be announced in the coming months:

Troy Ryan 

Troy is the Assistant Coach for the National Women’s Ice Hockey team, who recently claimed Silver at the 2018 Winter Olympic in Pyeongchang.  Troy is also the Atlantic Canada Female Coach Mentor for female hockey in the Atlantic region.  Troy is a Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC) and is currently working towards a certificate in leadership from the University of New Brunswick.  

Dr. Stephen Norris

Originally from England, Norris was the central performance consultant for Own the Podium leading up to the 2010 Olympic Games.  He is a recognized authority on long term athlete development and talent nurturing systems and has been a strong advocate for sport and recreation across Canada for more than two decades.  

Other speakers include…

Anne Merklinger – CEO of Own the Podium

Jeremy Sheppard – Director, Performance Solutions for  Canadian Sport Institute Pacific 

ATTENTION National Coaching Institute (NCI) and Advanced Coaching Diploma Grads (ACD):  
2019 is the 20th Anniversary of the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic delivering this elite coach education program and we would like to celebrate with you! More information will be available soon but please save the evening of April 26th, 2019 for some time to connect with past graduates of this program and celebrate the great work you put into being a graduate!

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