Ontario Coaches Conference

The 2021 Ontario Coaches Conference is coming March 24 – 31, 2021!

This is Ontario’s premier sport leadership event, now taking place in a virtual format! An opportunity for coaches, teachers, administrators and everyone with a passion for sport to listen in on top speakers in our industry.

For thirteen years running, OCC guides sport leaders to get ahead of today’s most game-changing trends to better ourselves, our athletes, and our communities.

With 8 days of sessions, there’s something here for everyone.

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OCC ’21 Interest List

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 April 5-7, 2019 in Markham, Ontario.

We would like to thank the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries for 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 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.

Day 2 of #OCC19 kicked off with the Doctor FUN, Dr. Amanda Visek from George Washington University sharing the science of what truly makes sport FUN for boys and girls.

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.

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! iPhysed.com founder Nathan Horne answered one of the most common coaching questions from young athletes, “can we play a game?” Nathan guided coaches on designing the best games to enhance learning for all ages.

Arizona Coyotes (NHL) Mental Performance Consultant, Brenley Shapiro, empowered coaches to get out of their comfort zones and foster growth mindsets.

As day 3 came to a close, 5x 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 next year for #OCC20!

To view available speaker presentations and resources from the 2019 event, click HERE.

The highlight of the Ontario Coaches Convention for me was hanging out with 5 time Olympian, Commissioner of the CWHL…

Posted by Jamie Janes on Sunday, April 7, 2019

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