2012 International Softball Coaches Symposium


February 7, 2012

2102 International Softball Coaches Symposium

(Ottawa) Softball Canada, in partnership with Softball BC, will be hosting the 2012 International Softball Coaches Symposium in Richmond, BC from March 2-4, 2012 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. The symposium serves to provide the most up to date training and instructional techniques presented by some of the world’s leading international coaches, as well as to raise the level of softball knowledge among softball coaches across Canada. Come learn from the best! If you want to help your athletes perform to their capabilities, don’t miss out on this professional development opportunity! Register today!

“I am extremely pleased that Softball Canada and Softball BC have joined forces to host the 2012 International Softball Coaches Symposium in Richmond, BC” stated Softball Canada President Kevin Quinn. “This provides coaches a fantastic opportunity for professional development by learning from some of the greatest softball minds in the world today. I look forward to meeting and listening to some excellent presenters during the Symposium.”

2012 ISCS Headliners:

Mark Smith, Softball Canada’s Senior Women’s National Team Head Coach, will be presenting on such topics as optimizing your practice, player evaluation and selection and what it takes to be a good coach.

Dave Paetkau, Softball Canada’s Senior Women’s National Team Assistant Coach, will be presenting on his speciality of hitting.

Cindy Bristow, former International Softball Federation Director of Development and current owner of Softball Excellence, will present on making your players ‘gamers’, how to deal with the different skill levels on your team, and her favourite drills and how to design drills.

Richard Way, Canadian Sport for Life expert, will present on Tiering in Sport.

These are just a few of the great presenters!

Dates: March 2-4, 2012

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel and Conference Centre
7551 Westminster Highway
Richmond, BC
V6X 1A3
Phone: 604-273-7878
Toll Free: 1-800-325-3535

Symposium Timelines:
Friday, March 2nd, 2012 6:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 9:00am-10:00pm
Sunday, March 4th, 2012 9:00am-3:00pm

Topics for the 2012 ISCS include: Are You A Good Coach?; Making Your Hitters Better; Keys to Successfully Manage the Skill Ranges on Your Team; Long-Term Player Development; Optimizing your Practice; Preparing your Pitchers for Game Success; Working with Female Athletes-Keeping Girls Active; Developing Competitors and Gamers in Practice; Competition-Introduction Evaluation Process using Video; Detecting Signs and Symptoms of Concussions; Essentials of Training Youth; Umpire/Coach/Player Management; Tiering; Player Selection and Evaluation; Drills, Drills, Drills; Hitting Principles: The fundamentals that make an efficient swing; and, The Pathway to becoming a National Team Athlete. See the web site for full descriptions of the sessions.

“To optimize the development of our athletes, Softball BC is committed to providing coaches with information on the best physical, mental, cognitive and emotional development programs by experts in their fields’ said Heather Bee, Executive Director of Softball BC. “We are excited to partner with Softball Canada to host the 2012 International Coaching Symposium and give our coaching community a weekend of exceptional presentations and speakers to help them develop their coaching skills.”

On Saturday night, attend the Hot Stove Session with the Senior Women’s National Team staff and have the opportunity to ask the panel questions. In addition, walk around the Trade Show and see the latest softball related equipment and products.

Early Bird Rate: $160.00 until February 8, 2012 at 4:30pm PST.

Regular Rate: $175.00 after February 8, 2012 at 4:30pm PST.

Group Rate: If registering more than 5 coaches, $150.00 until February 8, 2012 at 4:30pm PST.

Note: Registration includes a 1-year membership to the Coaching Association of BC.

Register on-line at: http://softballbc.sportical.com

For more information about the 2012 International Softball Coaches Symposium, visit the web site (http://www.softball.ca/events/2012ISCS/) or contact:

Lise Jubinville
Softball Canada
(B) 613-523-3386, x-3108
Email: ljubinville@softball.ca
Web Site: www.softball.ca


Sarah Tavares Softball BC
(B) 604-531-0044
Email: programcoordinator@softball.bc.ca
Web Site: www.softball.bc.ca

For more information, please contact:

Gilles LeBlanc
Manager-Marketing and Communications
Softball Canada
(613) 523-3386 ext. 3105