2016 International Softball Coaches Symposium

The upcoming 2016 International Softball Coaches Symposium is being hosted by Softball Canada and Softball New Brunswick from Friday, April 1 to Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the Fredericton Inn in Fredericton, NB for the classroom sessions and UNB BMO Field for the practical on-field sessions.


World Class Presenters – Learn from some of the biggest names in softball today as well as national experts in their field.

Professional Development – Cover all the bases in softball with over 18 hours of instruction. You’ll learn valuable drills, tips and softball technical information.

Networking & Community Building – Networking is the core to maximizing your potential in your coaching career. At the ISCS, there will be coaches who you can grow your network with and gain connections for the future. Receive the opportunity to share ideas and thoughts with some of the top Canadian coaches and build a Canadian softball community.


Cindy Bristow

Cindy’s Bio:

  • Owner of softballexcellence.com
  • Former International Softball Federation Director of Development
  • Former Head Coach of the Florida Wahoos – formerly the Georgia Pride – of the Women’s Professional Softball League (WPSL)
  • Former NCAA college softball coach at Arizona State, New Mexico and Wichita State
  • Former Director of National/Olympic Teams and Coaching Development for USA Softball

Cindy’s Topics:

  • Catching
  • Pitching & Catching Practice (On-Field Session)
  • Skills & Drills to Develop Solid Infielders (On-Field Session)
  • Keys to Successfully Manage the Skill Ranges on Your Team
  • Putting the “Game” into your Practices
  • Drills, Drills, Drills


Jeff Ellsworth

Jeff’s Bio:

  • Canada’s Junior Men’s National Team Assistant Coach
  • Captain of Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team
  • Owner of Team 1st Professional Softball/Baseball Hitting Clinics

Jeff’s Topics:

  • Building a Hitter from the Ground Up
  • Hitting (On-Field Session)
  • Outfielders (On-Field Session)
  • Drill, Drills, Drills


Marc Dagenais

Mark’s Bio:

  • Canada’s Senior Women’s National Team Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Owner of softballperformance.com
  • Former Assistant Coach at Simon Fraser University
  • Extensive background as a softball coach, trainer, and consultant with advanced studies in sport sciences (high performance coaching, sports psychology, and strength and conditioning) and numerous high level certifications.

Marc’s Topics:

  • Advanced Coaching Methods and Techniques
  • Performance Training for Softball
  • Breakthrough Speed and Agility for Softball (On-field Session)
  • Baserunning and Sliding (On-field Session)
  • Drills, Drills, Drills


Dr. David Scott, PhD

David’s Bio:

  • Associate professor of Sport Psychology in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
  • Sport Psychology Expert
  • University of New Brunswick
  • Currently a Sport Psychology consultant with the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL, the St. John IceCaps of the AHL, and the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL.

David’s Topics:

  • Developing Mental Toughness
  • Developing a Culture of Excellence

In total, there are 11 classroom sessions and 6 on-field sessions over 3 days plus a Coaches Social event and Breakout sessions held over lunch on Saturday where you will get to interact with fellow attendees and the presenters!! Visit the ISCS Website to see the full schedule and topic descriptions!


  • Friday, April 1 – 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm with Coaches Social Event following presentations
  • Saturday, April 2 – 8:00 am – 10:00 pm (Nutritional Breaks and Lunch included, Dinner on your own)
  • Sunday, April 3 – 8:30 am – 1:15 pm (Nutritional Break included)


For certified new NCCP coaches who need to maintain their certification in the new NCCP, this event will be worth three (3) Professional Development points. NCCP # must be included on registration form or provided at registration to be credited PD points in the NCCP Database (The Locker).


To secure your spot at the symposium, you can complete the on-line registration process on Softball Canada’s web site or download the ISCS registration form and email or fax it to me to register.

I hope to see you in Fredericton! For more information about the symposium, visit the ISCS Website or contact me.


Lise Jubinville
Manager – LTPD & Coaching Services
Softball Canada
223 Colonnade Rd., Ste 212 | Ottawa, ON | K2E 7K3
(613) 523-3386 ext. 3108 | (613) 523-5761 (Fax)
ljubinville@softball.ca / www.softball.ca

Join us from April 1-3, 2016 in Fredericton, NB for the 2016 International Softball Coaches Symposium! Visit www.softball.ca for more information about the symposium.