Professional Development Points Webinar Series

 Our 2017/2018 Webinar Series lineup is here! Each webinar is 1 (one) hour in length. Those who register will be granted 1 (one) Professional Development Point per webinar.
Pricing: $15.00 per webinar

 About the Speakers:


 

 

Alison Bradley - Preparation

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 @ 8:00pm EST

Alison Bradley is a two-time Olympian (2004-Athens & 2008- Beijing) and an eight-year veteran of Team Canada-Senior Women’s. After retiring in 2009, Alison joined the Team Canada Coaches Staff as the Team Leader. Alison is an NCCP Competition-Development, Softball Certified Coach. In 2010, Alison joined the U21 Team Canada Women’s Team as the Assistant Coach. Following the 2013 U21 Women's World Championships, Alison accepted a position with the Women’s National Team as the team’s Manager, a position she held until August 2017. Alison is currently the Dean of Students at a middle school in Boulder City, NV.

 

Kaleigh Rafter - Framing and Setting up Batters

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 8:00pm EST

Kaleigh Rafter was a 2008 Olympian and is a current member of the Canadian National Team. This year will mark her 12th year with the National Team program. She also spent two seasons playing in the Japanese Professional Softball league from 2013-2015.

A graduate of Florida State University, Kaleigh holds a Masters in Criminology as well as a Masters in Sports Management and Administration. She currently is an assistant coach at the University of Virginia and works with catchers, infielders, and hitters.

Jessica Mancini - Concussions and Softball Specific Injuries

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 8:00pm EST

Jessica played collegiate Softball on a scholarship at Spring Arbor University in Michigan from 2001-2005. During that time, Jessica was a part of winning several regional championships and captured the 2005 National Championship. In addition to Jessica’s playing career, she was a member of the 2013 Team Ontario Training staff, Assistant Coach with University of Waterloo Women’s Fast Pitch Team as well as an instructor at several PWSA Skills Camps, Colour Your Dream development clinics and Softball Ontario’s Softball Performance Centre program. In 2017, Jessica obtained her Competition-Development, Softball Certified status and brought home the Bronze medal with Team Ontario from the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, ON. Mancini is a registered physiotherapist in Hamilton, ON with a special interest in sports injuries and concussion management.

Lesley Pipher - Respect: Coaching and Leadership in Sports

Monday, February 5, 2018 @ 8:00pm EST

Pipher is an NCCP Competition-Introduction, Softball Certified Coach who currently coaches the U14 Girls Port Perry Angels. She played competitive softball within the Provincial Women’s Softball Association for over 30 years, playing on numerous teams and captured many Provincial and National Championship titles. From 1996-2006, Lesley was a member of the Great Britain National Softball team. At age 45 Lesley came out of retirement to play at the World Master Games in New Zealand, winning Gold in the competitive 45+ category. Being a truly Active4Life participant- Lesley is a Softball Canada Level V Umpire and remains involved in our great sport.

 

Andrea Wolf - Baserunning

Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 8:00pm EST

Andrea Wolf is an NCCP Competition-Development, Softball coach and is in her 3rd year with the University of Regina Cougars and was recently named the Head Coach. Andi was named the 2017 Western Colligate Softball Coach of Year in her first year as Head Coach. She led the Cougars to an overall impressive record of 32 Wins- 2 Losses- 1 Tie while capturing the Western Collegiate Softball Association Provincial Championship and the Bronze at the Canadian Collegiate Softball Association Championships. Andi had been involved in Coaching Softball for the last 15 years and now is moving more into the High-Performance stream of our great sport. Also, Andi has been a part of Team Saskatchewan Coaches Staff since 2013 as an Assistant Coach and assumed the Head Coach role in 2015, for the 2017 Canada Summer Games team. Before she transitioned into Coaching, Andrea played 4 years for Jamestown College in North Dakota, USA and spent 2 seasons in Japan playing for Seki Byion in Numazu. When not on the field, Andrea instructs softball skills clinics, facilities NCCP Coaches Clinics and currently sits on Softball Canada Board of Directors. Andrea, along with her husband Dwayne and 6 children live in Wapella, SK.

 

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