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What You Missed at #OCC19 – April 5-7, 2019
Over 340 Coaches, Teachers, Administrators and Sport Leaders learned how to ‘Win Every Play’ at the 13th annual Ontario Coaches Conference in Markham, Ontario. We would like to thank the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport for all of their support to the Ontario Coaches Conference. They have been an unwavering supporter of the Coaches Association of Ontario’s programs since 2006, and we are very grateful for their support in making Ontario a great province to be a coach.
Welcome to Markham – WINNING EVERY PLAY at #OCC19
The 2019 Ontario Coaches Conference kicked off on Friday April 5th with world class sport leaders and coaches learning to Win Every Play for long term athlete success.
- Dr. Jean Cote, Professor & Director at the School of Kinesiology & Health Studies at Queens University showcased how Transformational Coaching is needed to drive positive youth development.
- Dr. Jay Johnson & Dr. Margery Holman, Sport Hazing Authors & Researchers, showcased how to transform the culture of sport hazing.
- Brett Bartholomew, Founder of the Art of Coaching, Strength & Conditioning Coach & Best selling author, inspired delegates on the art and science of building buy in.
— Kelly Mecredy (@KMecredy) April 5, 2019
Day 2 of #OCC19 kicked off with the Doctor of FUN, Dr. Amanda Visek from George Washington University sharing the science of what truly makes sport FUN for boys and girls.
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Super interesting session this morning ‘The Science of Fun’ by Amanda Visek. Debunking most of what we believe kids want and consider fun in sport. Scientific research showing that what is important for kids in sport does not really differ between sexes, ages or level of competition. – What was ranked as most important was ‘Trying Hard’, ‘Postitive team dynamics’ & ‘Positive coaching’. #OCC19 #coachingconference @coaches_ont #coach #rugbycoach #sports #youthathletes
Delegates were greeted to a special guest in the afternoon, the voice of the Toronto Blue Jays for 36 years, Jerry Howarth! A basketball coach for 25 years in Etobicoke, Jerry shared his wisdom he learned from great Blue Jays Managers and why coaches make the difference.
Great to join veteran broadcaster Jerry Howarth, the voice of @BlueJays at the @coaches_ont conference in Markham over the weekend, inspiring people on why coaching matters. Thank you all for your leadership and mentorship. #DestinationMarkham #OCC19 pic.twitter.com/tRLCGyAa3K
— Mayor Frank Scarpitti (@frankscarpitti) April 8, 2019
The Saturday evening social was a special treat as delegates enjoyed a unique tour in the historic 1794 village of Unionville. Delegates shopped, sipped and enjoyed the many flavours of Unionville, including greetings from a very special guest, the town crier!
Day 3 of #OCC19 had delegates moving with amazing sessions from iPhysed.com founder Nathan Horne, Arizona Coyotes Mental Performance Consultant Brenley Shapiro, Director of the Leaders in Exercise and Athletics Program (LEAP) Wendy Glover, and Nate Morris from the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary.
Nate Morris from @CSICalgary is back for a second session on day 3 of #OCC19 but this time is getting coaches moving on practical exercises you can use to for athlete resiliency against injuries. #WeAreCoaches pic.twitter.com/x9LsmXy4f3
— Coaches Ontario (@coaches_ont) April 7, 2019
As Day 3 came to a close, 5 time Olympic medalist, Jayna Hefford closed out #OCC19 with an inspiring talk about the power of opportunity and creating a culture that creates opportunities for all.
Thank you to all the delegates, speakers and partners who made this event a tremendous success. See you in April 2020 for #OCC20!
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