Ontario Coaches Summit Series

The Ontario Coaches Conference is now the Ontario Coaches Summit Series!

Presented by the Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO), the Summit Series will continue to feature professional development sessions from experts around the world, now spread across three dates in the calendar year to better accommodate our coaches’ seasons and schedules.

Since 2007, the CAO’s leadership events have become signature dates on the provincial sport calendar, creating an opportunity for coaches, teachers, administrators and everyone with a passion for sport to gain valuable insight into shaping the future of coaching and sport.

Education is a journey, not a destination. Continue your journey at Ontario’s premier sport leadership event and register for #OCSS TODAY!

Missed our last summit? Access our virtual hub today!

Upcoming Summit Series

When: November 20, 2021 @ 10am – 4pm
Cost: FREE
Where: Virtual
*Coaches will receive 3 NCCP PD Points for attending LIVE*

This November 20, 2021 join hundreds of coaches from across Ontario and Canada for the first #OCSS as we empower coaches and sport leaders to work toward our shared goal of creating an equitable, inclusive and anti-racist landscape in coaching and in sport.

Session Preview:

  • Cultural Sport Psychology: The Coach Effect
  • Shifting the Culture of Sport & Locker Room Talk
  • Allyship, Power & Privilege: How Coaches Can Activate Change
  • Why Trauma-Informed Coaching is Vital
  • …AND MORE!

Speaker Preview:

  • Perdita Felicien – Olympian, World Champion, Sports Broadcaster, Author, TV Host
  • Brock McGillis – First male professional hockey player to openly come out as gay
  • Dr. Ahada McCummings – Senior National Director, Up2Us Sports
  • Trevor Mayoh – Diversity, Inclusion, Violence Prevention Consultant & Radio Commentator
  • …AND MORE!

Missed our last summit? Access our virtual hub today!

When: January 15, 2022 @ 10am – 4pm
Cost: FREE
Where: Virtual
To Register: CLICK HERE
*Coaches will receive 3 NCCP PD Points for attending LIVE*

This January 15, 2022 join hundreds of coaches from across Ontario and Canada for the second #OCSS as we prepare to debunk  common myths in sport and gain valuable insight into the future of coaching and sport!

Session Preview:

  • The Myths of Sport Coaching
  • The Bullied Brain: The Neuroscience of Bullying…AND MORE!
  • The Evolution of Coaching
  • …AND MORE!

Speaker Preview:

  • Bob McKenzie – TSN Hockey Insider – Hockey’s most informed, most trusted, and most connected man in the business.
  • Bruny Surin – Olympic Champion, 4x Olympian, 7th fastest sprinter of all time, Head of Surin Group & Clothing & Surin Foundation.
  • Dr. Jennifer Fraser  – Award-Winning Educator, Researcher & Author of ‘The Bullied Brain’
  • Jenny Coady – Head of Performance & Well-being, West Ham United (UK)
  • …AND MORE!

Missed our last summit? Access our virtual hub today!

When: March 26, 2022 @ 10am – 4pm
Cost: FREE & First 150 delegates to purchase a VIP Pass receive the OCSS VIP Swag Box!
Where: Virtual
To Register: CLICK HERE 
*Coaches will receive 3 NCCP PD Points for attending LIVE*

This March 26, 2022 join hundreds of coaches from across Ontario and Canada for the third #OCSS as we prepare to tackle the future of coaching and sport with top experts from around the world including acclaimed authors, professional coaches, and sport science experts!

Session Preview:

  • The Norway Model: How this small country builds tp athletes through not focusing on winning
  • How to build positive parent relationships: Stop dealing & engage
  • Strengthening movement patterns: How to improve imbalances & weaknesses
  • The hard truths about being a head coach: The tough stuff
  • …AND MORE!

Speaker Preview:

  • Catriona Le May Doan – 2x Olympic Gold Medalist, 2022 Team Canada Chef De Mission & Broadcaster
  • Cody Royle – Best Selling Author ‘The Tough Stuff,’ High Performance Mentor Coach, AFL Canada Former Head Coach
  • Gordon MacLelland  – CEO & Founder, Working With Parents in Sport (UK)
  • Dr. Frank Eirik Abrahamsen – Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
  • …AND MORE!

Missed our last summit? Access our virtual hub today!

What you missed at the last Ontario Coaches Conference

With 8 days and 18 sessions of learning available, OCC21 offered something to everyone. From sport science, sport psychology, leadership and the art of coaching, recordings of applicable sessions can now be accessed for public viewing.

Session highlights include:

  • Karina LeBlanc – Dare to Dream BIG: Empowering Yourself to Empower Others
  • Ted Nolan – Finding Success in Coaching
  • Allistair McCaw – Making an Impact
  • Kwame Osei – Tackling Diversity & Inclusion in Sport & Coaching
  • James Leath – Building a Team for Success: Mastering the Art of Team Cohesion
  • Sylvie Tetrault – The Blue Light Effect: A Hidden Enemy to Athletic Recovery?
  • Dr. Amy Whitehead – Creating a Reflective Practice Through the Think Aloud Method

Be sure to access the full available public video library of sessions by clicking HERE.

Access the OCC21 public session video links

Coaching Enhancement Funding Programs

The government of Ontario is committed to providing funding support for Ontario’s coaches.

Please contact us – the CAO Team is here to help!

Connecting thousands of coaches across Ontario

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