I am a strong believer in everything pure about sport. Ethics, honor, and doing the right thing are what I have based my entire coaching career on. I believe in the science of sport and improvement based on biomechanical principles and a sound yearly training plan.
I do not promise to get your athletes college scholarships or a trip to the nationals. I do promise to give you tools that will enhance the performance of your team regardless of the age and level that they play at.
I also believe that all athletes deserve to have sound coaching and instruction that will not only improve their skills but enhance their enjoyment of this awesome game. The focus of this site is on providing planning information for the elite development programs and young programs who are just learning the sport.
The community, or rep coach, is one who will spend anywhere from 20 minutes to 5 hours and more a week on preparations and plans to improve their team. And that’s not including the time actually spent with the team. It is the community coaches who begin with the minor players who sometimes eventually end up being the rep players. Elite (national, college, provincial, national) athletes all came from somewhere and this is the place. I feel it is critical that all coaches receive the same level of access to knowledge as rep and high performance coaches.
The most important things that I stood by in my coaching and will always stand by are the following:
- ethics are the most important
- ego that is self centred does not belong in sport
- no one deserves to be treated less than any one else
- everyone can improve if they want to
- self direction is the best assistant coach
- sports science will always rule
- no one person is better than the team
My active coaching philosophy will also always be the same:
- athlete centred
- learn together
- always be a student of the game
- we are all there for the same reason – to achieve success
I began coaching with an adult recreation team and quickly moved into coaching rep ball. I head coached all ages from mite to mite select to midget A and to assistant coaching at the Canada Games where we won a gold medal. One thing that any parent or coach will always say is that even if my teams were not always the most successful, they always improved. And that was due to having a plan. A solid yearly training plan that allowed me to work methodically through my seasons and ending with the best performance they were capable of at the time.
Advanced Coaching Diploma
Certificate of Academic
Strength and Conditioning
National Coaching Certification Program – Certified Educator
Facilitator (Instructor) Via Sport (Coaching Association of Canada):
- Theory Level 1 CBET
- Planning a Practice
- Basic Nutrition
- Making Ethical Decisions
- Theory Level 2 CBET B
- Teaching and Learning
- Planning a sport Program
- Basic mental skills
- Fundamental Movement Skills
Facilitator (Instructor) Softball Canada:
- Ongoing Participation
- Learn to Coach
- Clinic 1
- Clinic 2