Virtual Coach Education Sessions


Alpine Ontario Alpin will be launching a follow up to our successful spring coach education webinars series starting Wednesday October 7 continuing through December.  The spring webinar series provided an opportunity to continue to keep the coaching community engaged during the pandemic lock down and this follow up series will continue to engage as well as remove barriers for participation for many coaches.  AOA typically runs a 2-day indoor coaches conference in October and/or a on-hill 2-day Kick Start event which can be difficult for coaches to commit to, not to mention public health restrictions will limit our ability to deliver in person training this season.  Virtual education opportunities spread over 3 months will provide many opportunities for more coaches to participate and tune into topics that are most relevant to them.

The fall webinar series will focus on skills and knowledge alpine ski race coaches will need to successfully navigate the 2021 season including COVID learnings from other individual sports, Return to Sport, safe sport best practices, jury workshop, course setting, CSC pathway, AOA training priorities and some surprise presenters from the worldwide ski and leadership community.   Cost of these webinars will be free of charge and 1 PD credit will be earned for every 2 sessions attended.  Thank you to the Coaches Association of Ontario and the Coaching Enhancement Funding Program for supporting this initiative.

What: AOA Fall Coach Education Webinar Series

When: Starting Wednesday October 7 at 6pm and every Wednesday through to December

How: Register below and on AOA’s Event Calendar here

Where: On-line of course through Zoom!

Upcoming Webinars:

AOA Course Setting Webinar
Kip Harrington, Mike Schneider
Wednesday Dec 9 @ 5:30pm
Register Here

Past Sessions:

Teaching Children Webinar
Mike Schneider, CSIA Level 4, CSC PL
Wednesday December 2 @ 5:30pm
Zoom Recording

Jury 101 Workshop
Jen Gillard, Bradford Lashley, Nathalene Hagar
Wednesday November 25th @ 4pm
Zoom Recording

Building the All-Around Athlete
Molly Hurford – USA Cycling Level 3 Coach, Precision Nutrition Level 1
Wednesday November 18th @ 4pm
Zoom Recording
Habits for a successful 20-21 season

A Year With No Racing
Peter Glassford – R.Kin/CHpC, Ontario Cycling Association
Wednesday November 11th @ 4pm
Zoom Recording

CSC Coach Pathway
Sarah Edwards – AOA Manager Coach Education and Delivery
Wednesday November 4th
Zoom Recording

How Do You Get Someone Else Committed To Reaching Their Full Potential?
Dr. Peter Jensen – Sport Psychologist
Wednesday October 28th
Zoom Recording

AOA Training Priorities and Fundamentals
Kip Harrington – AOA High Performance Director
Wednesday October 21
Zoom Recording

AOA Return to Sport
Hosted by the AOA Staff
Wednesday October 14th
Zoom Recording

COVID Project Mitigation Planning
Kip Harrington – AOA High Performance Director, Ontario Ski Team Coaches Cam Stephen & Cam McKenzie
Wednesday 7th, October 2020
Zoom Recording

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

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

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
Imagery Tools
Imagery workbook
Ski Racing
COVID-19 Crisis
Crisis to Opportunity
Raising Young Athletes
Train Your Mind for Athletic Success
Online Courses
Prime Ski Racing 101
Prime Ski Training 202
Prime Ski Coaching 404
Prime Sport Parenting: 505:
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Ontario Development and Performance Strategies
Kip Harrington – AOA High Performance Director
Wednesday 27th, May 2020
Kip’s presentation

Development Technique and Fundamentals
Jeff Lackie – United States Women’s World Cup Team Coach
Wednesday 20th, May 2020
Ski Video
How to escape education’s death valley – Sir Ken Robinson

Culture and the Importance of Mastering the Basics
Johnny Davidson – Norwegian Men’s World Cup Team Coach
Tuesday 12th, May 2020
Click here for Johnny’s presentation