W-Inspire Female Soccer Leadership Conference

Come Be Inspired!

Join Soccer NS and United DFC on Saturday, April 6, 2019 as we host a day-long soccer event for women of all ages. This event will be held at Newbridge Academy, in Dartmouth, NS.

Click here to register
$25 (includes lunch and a T-shirt)

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Current and aspiring female soccer coaches, managers, volunteers and referees from all over NS

Newbridge Academy, 361 John Savage Ave, Dartmouth, NS

Saturday, April 6, Schedule:
8:30-9:20 – Registration

9:30 – Welcome and introductions

9:40 – Keynote Speaker – Cindy Tye
– National B level coach
– Nova Scotia’s 2013 Canada Summer Games women’s soccer team asst. coach; 4th place finish
– Dalhousie University Women’s Soccer coach
– Soccer Nova Scotia’s Regional Centre of Excellence coach
– U20 women’s national soccer team coach – 2nd at the CONCACAF championship, qualifying for the FIFA U20 World Cup 2016
– Sport Nova Scotia’s Female Coaches Mentorship program mentor
– Award of Merit from the Canadian Soccer Association
– Lifetime Achievement Award from Soccer NS
– Competition & Development and NCCP Level 3 coach

10:40 – Break (catered)

11:00 – Session 1 – choose one:
Finding Balance– tentative
Performance On-field Session – Cindy Tye
Young and Future coaches – What you need to know- Katie Aucoin & Adam Miller – This session is for new coaches and young coaches. This session will focus on what you should know, and have in place, before you start a coaching season regardless of the age/stage you coach. This will include information about coaching pathways and coaching courses as well as what to look for from your club to make sure you enjoy your coaching experience.
Managers Best Practices – Round table sharing session with Michelle Myers, Shannon Betts and Andrea Bowie

12:00 – Lunch (catered)

1:15 – Session 2 – choose one:
Grassroots On-field Session – Julia Burton & Zach Bauld
Injury Prevention for Athletes – Karen Decker
Effective Communication – Cindy Tye
Yoga – Beginner Yoga for Participants – Christina Phillips

2:15 – Break

2:30 – Session 3 – choose one:
Tips & Tricks for Player Management – Julia Burton, Adam Miller & Zach Bauld
Nutrition – Kelley Hiltz Sports Dietitian Kelley Hiltz-Cameron will provide a practical overview of the key considerations in fuelling for peak performance.  The discussion will include recommendations for daily intake, hydration, game preparation, tournaments and recovery.
Community On-field Session – Katie Aucoin & Mesut Mert
Life Coach- Tisha White

3:30 – Break

3:45 – Session 4
Inspirational Women in Sport Panel – Our day wraps up with a panel of 4 women who have experienced sport at the National and International level. Be inspired by their stories.
Panel includes:
Mary Beth Bowie – former Canadian National Soccer Team Player, NS Sport Hall of Fame Inductee, grassroots soccer coach
Sarah Taylor: Former U-20 National team player, NCAA division 1 athlete, grassroots soccer coach
Dawn Dauphinee: National team Rugby member, spokeswomen for women in Rugby for Rugby Canada, Hall of Fame member
Kirsti Mason: Professional Ringette Player with Atlantic Attack, 2x Canada games player, Canada Games Coach, founder of Rise Ringette camp (empowers young/adolescents girls to be the best person they can be in and outside of the sport)

4:45 – Closing, Door Prizes, Thank yous

5:00 – Social – off site (Location TBA) All Delegates welcome to attend

Click here to register
$25 (includes lunch and a T-shirt)
For more information email Susan Steele at susans@udfc.ca

Newbridge Soccer Academy, 361 John Savage Ave, Dartmouth, NS B3B 0J3
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