WOMEN’S HIGH PERFORMANCE HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL TECHNICAL SUMMIT

Coaches and Technical Leaders from Across Canada to Attend Two-Day Session

Twenty-eight coaches and technical leaders, as well as 6 performance analysts from across the country will participate in the 2nd annual technical summit for women’s high performance at Humber College, Lakeshore Campus in Toronto, from December 11-13.

“This event is a tremendous investment in the professional development of our Canadian women’s coaches and technical leaders as we build a pool of world class individuals,” said Denise Dignard, Director of Women’s High Performance. “We have experienced tremendous improvements over the past year and look forward to sharing lessons learned and seeing these further integrated into our high performance programs and feeder systems across the country.”

The summit, which takes place in advance of the women’s national age-group assessment camp (Dec 13-17), provides coaches and technical leaders from all stages of development the opportunity to share best practices. The objective of the two-day summit is to grow the depth and scope of the women’s national coaching pool and provide training on international basketball.

The summit will be conducted by Mike Mackay, performance manager and Steve Baur, performance analyst of the women’s high performance program.  In addition, women’s national team head coach, Lisa Thomaidis, will share some lessons learned from the team’s recent 5th place finish at the women’s world championships in Turkey.   

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 their coaching.

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

A full list of attending coaches, technical leaders and performance analysts below.  

  COACHES

Name

Hometown

CB Affiliation

Affiliation

Rob Angione

London, ON

TAS-ON (London)

University of Western Ontario

Mireille Béland

Montreal, QC

TAS-QC and mentor coach

Vanier College

Michele Belanger

Mississauga, ON

DWNT AC

University of Toronto

Fabienne Blizzard

Ottawa, ON

TAS-ON (Ottawa)

 

Agnes Borg

Toronto, ON

TAS, Manager Youth Player Development, WHP coaching pool candidate

 

Albena Branzova-Dimitrova

Montreal, QC

TAS-QC

Universite du Quebec a Montreal

Rich Chambers

Port Moody, BC

JWNT HC

Terry Fox SS

Taffe Charles

Ottawa, ON

WNT coaching pool

Carleton University

Carly Clarke

Halifax, NS

CWNT HC

Ryerson University

Andre Desjardins

Gloucester, ON

WNT coaching pool & coaching mentorship

Louis Riel SS

Scott Edwards

Edmonton, AB

JWNT AC

University of Alberta

Christa Eniojukan

Ajax, ON

TAS-ON

Bliss Carman SPS

Jodi Gram

Markham, ON

CW co-lead & TAS-ON

Bill Crothers SS

Erin McAleenan

Lethbridge, AB

WHP coaching pool candidate

University of Lethbridge

Shaun McGuinness

North Vancouver, BC

PTSO Coaching/ Technical staff

Basketball British Columbia

Fabian McKenzie

Sydney, NS

DWNT HC & coach mentorship

Cape Breton University

Claire Meadows

Brantford, ON

WHP coaching pool candidate

University of Lethbridge

Devon Norris

Halifax, NS

PTSO Technical staff

Basketball Nova Scotia

Megan Pinske

Coquitlam, BC

CW Team Manager/Apprentice Coach

University of Alberta

Scott Reeves

Kamloops, BC

JWNT AC

Thompson Rivers University

Kadie Riverin

Ottawa, ON

JW Team Manager/Apprentice Coach

The York School

Dani Sinclair

Victoria, BC

WHP coaching pool candidate

University of Victoria

Jeff Speedy

Fredericton, NB

DWNT AC

University of New Brunswick

Ryan Thorne

Montreal, QC

WHP coaching pool candidate

McGill University

Lisa Thomaidis

Saskatoon, SK

SWNT HC

University of Saskatchewan

Chantal Vallee

Windsor, ON

WNT coaching pool

University of Windsor

Lindsay Walsh

Truro, NS

PTSO Technical staff

Ontario Basketball

Emily Wright

Burnaby, BC

WHP coaching pool candidate

Simon Fraser University

   PERFORMANCE ANALYSTS

NAME

HOMETOWN

CB AFFILIATION

AFFILIATION

Sunny Ahluwalia

Vancouver, BC

WHP PA

Simon Fraser University

Hasan Alanam

Etobicoke, ON

Candidate PA

 

Nick DeAdder

Canning, NS

Candidate PA

Acadia University

Brett Harper

Waterloo, ON

Candidate PA

 

Michele Hynes

Winnipeg, MB

DWNT PA

University of Manitoba

Nate McKibbon

Dundas, ON

WHP PA

McMaster University

Dipesh Mistry

Markham, ON

SWNT PA

Ryerson University

Megan Wiggins

Fillmore, SK

WHP PA