Announcement: Coach Education Weekend

Softball NL Is Excited To Host A Coach Education Weekend (May 17-19) At Memorial University (St. John’s) And Kelly Park Softball Field (Outer Cove) With Presenters (See Bios Below) Dr. Kevin Power, Ryan Boland And Scott Searle.

Topics To Be Covered Are…

Coach Education
Positive Self Talk
Mental Preparation
Game Management
In-Game Decisions
Practice Planning
On-Field Sessions

There Are Sessions Scheduled For Parents/Guardians, Athletes, And Coaches. See Coach Education Weekend Schedule Below.

Any Questions Or Difficulty Registering, Please Contact Softball NL Technical Director Mark Nash At


Presenters Bios

Dr. Kevin Power is a full-time professor in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation at Memorial University where he specializes in exercise neuroscience.

Kevin received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation at Memorial University and his PhD from the University of Manitoba.

Kevin is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist and has coached hockey for many years in the Metro Area.

Ryan Boland is one of the best players in Canada. A long-time catcher on the Senior Men’s National Team, he led the team to double Gold Medals at the WBSC Men’s World Cup and Pan-American Games in 2015.

Ryan has been on the National Team since 2011 and has been an instrumental part of the team’s success. Ryan has also been a part of the longest running dynasty in Canada with 3 Cheers Pub and Galway, leading those groups to Gold Medals in 8 of the last 10 Canadian Championships. He is also a highly sought after catcher on the ISC circuit, where he has played for many successful teams across North America. Any team that has him on their roster is a threat to be successful.

Ryan is the founder of the Avalon Wave and is a Professional Engineer.

Scott Searle is a Master Coach Developer with Softball Canada. Scott has worked with over 1000 coaches across Canada in over 100 Clinics across 9 Provinces.

Scott coached the Team Ontario Men at the 2017 and 2022 Canada Summer Games. He was a founding member of the University of Ottawa Women’s Team where he has coached for over 20 years.

Scott is a graduate of the National Coaching Institute and holds a Masters in Education with a focus in Societies, Cultures and Languages where he studies Adult Learning and Coaching Education.

In his professional life, Scott is a High School History teacher and also teaches Curriculum, Planning and Assessment at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Education. His favourite role in sport is helping to support coaches through Coach Education, but a close second is finding new coffee shops and craft beers across Canada.