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2020 Ontario Coaches Conference


What You Missed at #OCC19 – April 5-7, 2019

Over 340 Coaches, Teachers, Administrators and Sport Leaders learned how to ‘Win Every Play’  at the 13th annual Ontario Coaches Conference in Markham, Ontario. We would like to thank the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport for all of their support to the Ontario Coaches Conference. They have been an unwavering supporter of the Coaches Association of Ontario’s programs since 2006, and we are very grateful for their support in making Ontario a great province to be a coach.

Welcome to Markham – WINNING EVERY PLAY at #OCC19

The 2019 Ontario Coaches Conference kicked off on Friday April 5th with world class sport leaders and coaches learning to Win Every Play for long term athlete success. 

  • Dr. Jean Cote, Professor & Director at the School of Kinesiology & Health Studies at Queens University showcased how Transformational Coaching is needed to drive positive youth development.
  • Dr. Jay Johnson & Dr. Margery Holman, Sport Hazing Authors & Researchers, showcased how to transform the culture of sport hazing.
  • Brett Bartholomew, Founder of the Art of Coaching, Strength & Conditioning Coach & Best selling author, inspired delegates on the art and science of building buy in.

Day 2 of #OCC19 kicked off with the Doctor of FUN, Dr. Amanda Visek from George Washington University sharing the science of what truly makes sport FUN for boys and girls.

Delegates were greeted to a special guest in the afternoon, the voice of the Toronto Blue Jays for 36 years, Jerry Howarth! A basketball coach for 25 years in Etobicoke, Jerry shared his wisdom he learned from great Blue Jays Managers and why coaches make the difference. 

The Saturday evening social was a special treat as delegates enjoyed a unique tour in the historic 1794 village of Unionville. Delegates shopped, sipped and enjoyed the many flavours of Unionville, including greetings from a very special guest, the town crier!

sat social

Day 3 of #OCC19 had delegates moving with amazing sessions from iPhysed.com founder Nathan Horne, Arizona Coyotes Mental Performance Consultant Brenley Shapiro, Director of the Leaders in Exercise and Athletics Program (LEAP) Wendy Glover, and Nate Morris from the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary.

As Day 3 came to a close, 5 time Olympic medalist, Jayna Hefford closed out #OCC19 with an inspiring talk about the power of opportunity and creating a culture that creates opportunities for all.


Thank you to all the delegates, speakers and partners who made this event a tremendous success. See you in April 2020 for #OCC20!

To view available speaker presentations and resources from the event click HERE.

To see everything you missed from the 2019 Ontario Coaches Conference, including speakers and past sessions, click HERE.

For more information contact ericm@coachesontario.ca.

2020 Ontario Coaches Conference