WOMEN'S HIGH PERFORMANCE HOSTS 3rd ANNUAL TECHNICAL SUMMIT | Canada Basketball

WOMEN'S HIGH PERFORMANCE HOSTS 3rd ANNUAL TECHNICAL SUMMIT

TORONTO, ON (December 4, 2015) - Twenty-eight coaches, technical leaders, and performances analysts from across the country will participate in the 3rd annual women's high performance technical summit at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ont. from December 8th-10th.

 "This event is a tremendous investment in the professional development of our Canadian women's coaches and technical leaders. 2015 was a very successful competitive season for our program - back-to-back golds and Olympic qualification at the senior level; our best finish in the FISU Universiade; and our first gold at the U16/U17 level," said Denise Dignard, director, women's high performance. "We're seeing the results of the harmonization of our gold medal model including athlete and coach development and our Canadian style of play. These sessions are paramount in furthering the growth and success of our program throughout the Podium Pathway for years to come."

The summit, which takes place in advance of the women's national age-group assessment camp (Dec 11th-15th), provides coaches and technical leaders from all stages of development the opportunity to share best practices. The objective of the three-day summit is to grow the depth and scope of the women's national coaching pool and provide training on international basketball and long-term athlete development.

The summit will be led by women's high performance program staff members Mike MacKay, performance manager, Steve Baur, performance analyst/SWNT assistant coach, with assistance from Agnes Borg, manager youth player development and other national coaches, technical leaders and mentors.  In addition, women's national team head coach, Lisa Thomaidis, and assistants Shawnee Harle and Baur will share some lessons learned from the team's back-to-back 2015 gold medal performances and second consecutive Olympic qualification.

The summit also provides a platform to introduce new concepts and technology to the program, as well as the opportunity to further integrate performance analysis into coaching.

Technical directors and provincial representatives will also attend the summit, helping to further grow the Canadian style of play throughout the country's Podium Pathway.

A full list of attendees below. 

 

2015 WHP TECHNICAL SUMMIT ATTENDEES

NAME

HOMETOWN

ROLE

AFFILIATION

Agnes Borg

Toronto, ON

Manager of Youth Player Development

Canada Basketball

Albena Branzova-Dimitrova

Montreal, QC

Coach

UQAM

Andre Desjardins

Gloucester, ON

Coach

Louis Riel SS

Carly Clarke

Halifax, NS

Coach

Ryerson University

Chantal Vallee

Windsor, ON

Coach

University of Windsor

Christa Eniojukan

Ajax, ON

Coach

Bliss Carman Sr. P.S

Claire Meadows

Brantford, ON

Coach

UBC Okanagan

Dan Becker

Winnipeg, MB

Technical Director

Basketball Manitoba

Dani Sinclair

Victoria, BC

Coach

University of Victoria

Dipesh Mistry

Markham, ON

Performance Analyst

Ryerson University

Erin McAleenan

Sussex, NB

Coach

York University

Fabian McKenzie

Sydney, NS

Coach

Cape Breton University

Jeff Speedy

Fredericton, NB

Coach

University of New Brunswick

Jodi Gram

Markham, ON

Coach

Bill Crothers SS

Lindsay Walsh

Truro, NS

Technical Director

Ontario Basketball

Lisa Thomaidis

Dundas, ON

Coach

University of Saskatchewan

Michele Belanger

Mississauga, ON

Coach

University of Toronto

Michele Hynes

Winnipeg, MB

Performance Analyst/Coach

University of Manitoba

Megan Pinske

Coquitlam, BC

Coach

University of Saskatchewan

Nate McKibbon

Dundas, ON

Coach

Mount Royal University

Nick DeAdder

Wolfville, NS

Performance Analyst

Acadia University

Phil Allen

Edmonton, AB

Technical Director

Basketball Alberta

Ryan Nguyen

Markham, ON

Performance Analyst

Ryerson University

Ryan Thorne

Montreal, QC

Coach

McGill University

Shawnee Harle

Calgary, AB

Coach

Basketball Alberta

Sunny Ahluwalia

Surrey, BC

Performance Analyst

n/a