Virtual Coach Education Sessions


Alpine Ontario Alpin, in partnership with ski clubs from the Collingwood escarpment, is tremendously excited to announce a new series of unique Virtual Coach Education Sessions.  The series will consist of free online webinars and will profile leaders in the alpine ski community including: world class coaches and experts in the field of sports psychology, fitness, nutrition and many more. These sessions are an opportunity for AOA to engage its members across multiple platforms during these unparalleled times as we strive to be recognized as the national leader in coach education.
Each session is free of charge and will cover a unique topic followed by a Q&A.
All webinars are open to ALL coaches, Limit to 100 participants per session.
Coaches who attend 2 sessions will earn 1 PD credit.
Presentations and resources will be posted below after the completion of each webinar.

To register, please click ‘Register Now’ on the session you wish to join.  For questions, contact Robyn Skinner ( or Duncan Gibson-MacLean (

Upcoming webinars:

Ontario Development and Performance Strategies
Kip Harrington – AOA High Performance Director
Wednesday 27th, May 2020; 3pm ET* Please note this session’s time has changed 
Register here

Essential Mental Training During the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond
Dr. Jim Taylor – Sport Psychologist, Author, Ex Ski Racer, and Sport Parenting Expert
Wednesday 3rd, June 2020; 2pm ET* Please note this session’s time has changed

Register here

Motivating your Sport Community
Fiona Meikle – CSIO Mental Performance Consultant
Wednesday 17th, June 2020;  430pm ET

Physical Literacy and Windows of Trainability
Melissa Lacroix – CSIO Physiologist 
Wednesday 24th, June 2020; 300pm ET

More sessions to be announced in the coming weeks.


Past Sessions:

Culture and the Importance of Mastering the Basics
Johnny Davidson – Norwegian Men’s World Cup Team Coach
Tuesday 12th, May 2020;  2pm ET

Click here for Johnny’s presentation

Development Technique and Fundamentals

Jeff Lackie – United States Women’s World Cup Team Coach
Wednesday 20th, May 2020;  730pm ET