2018 Get in the Game Symposium

Date: November 23-24, 2018
Time: 7:00PM - 3:00PM EST
Location: Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre (map)
3063 S Service Road, Burlington, Ontario L7N 3E9

$5.00 (incl. HST) - Friday-Session 1 (Attending in-person)
$15 (incl. HST) - Saturday-Sessions 2&3 (Attending in-person) + Bonus Session
$18 (incl. HST) - All Acess Pass- Sessions 1,2,3 (Attending in-person) + Bonus Session

$5.00 (+HST) - Friday-Session 1 (Webinar)
$15 (+HST) - Saturday-Sessions 2 (Webinar)

$15 (+HST) - Saturday-Sessions 3 (Webinar)
$30 (+HST) - All Acess Pass- Sessions 1,2,3 (Webinar)



Friday, November 23
7:00PM - 9:00PM (EST) Session #1 Women in Softball- 2 NCCP Points

Session #1


Session 1 is worth one (2) NCCP PD Point, which NCCP Certified Coaches can use towards their Maintenance of Certification.

Featuring Special Guests:

Wendy Dobbin, Master of Ceremonies
Melissa Basilio, Team Canada – Softball
Carly Laxton-Oroz- U14 Etobicoke Girls Softball
Jocelyn Volpe- Team Ontario- Female Softball
Steph Sutton- McMaster Women’s Fast Pitch Team
Les Pipher- U16 Port Perry Angels Girls Softball

Description: Panel discussion on the issues Women face in Softball.



Saturday, November 24



8:15AM – 8:59AM EST Registration
9:00AM – 9:30AM EST

Batter's Choice- Scott Searle Free Bonus Session

*With the purchase of a Saturday or All Access Pass

9:45AM – 10:30AM EST Session #2 - We Talkin' Bout Practice- 1 NCCP Points
10:30AM – 10:45AM EST BREAK - Snacks and Beverage will be supplied
10:45AM – 12:30PM EST Session #3 - Around the Horn- 2 NCCP Point
12:30AM – 1:30PM EST Lunch Break
1:30PM – 3:00PM EST House League Development Town Hall

 NOTE* - Attendees will earn 5 NCCP PD Points if they attend each session.

Master of Ceremonies

Pippa Edwards


Free Bonus Session on Saturday

*With the purchase of a Saturday or All Access Pass

Batter's Choice with Scott Searle

9:00AM to 9:30AM Saturday
Description: Scott has taken a deep look into common faults in young hitters and will present different strategies to fix these issues.

Session #2

Session 2 is worth one (1) NCCP PD Point, which NCCP Certified Coaches can use towards their Maintenance of Certification.

Scientific look at representative task design (Practice design and how people learn)

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Nick Wattie

Assistant Prof & Sport Scientist at UOIT

Dr. Nick Wattie earned a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (BPHE) and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Life Sciences from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, before completing his master's degree in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University in Toronto, Ontario. With the funding support of a Carnegie Centenary Bursary and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship, he went on to complete his doctorate at Leeds Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. After earning his PhD, he returned to Canada to carry out a postdoctoral fellowship at York University.

Session #3

Session 3 is worth one (2) NCCP PD Point, which NCCP Certified Coaches can use towards their Maintenance of Certification.

Topic 1- Arm health/proper activation
Topic 2- Defensive skills- gaps and progressions

Featuring Special Guests:

Melissa Basilio

Assistant Coach / Manager - Women's National Team Program

Melissa Basilio has been a part of the Softball Canada Women’s National Team Coaches Staff since 2009. Melissa attended 4 years at University of Delaware and was named to the Second Team All-Colonial Association in 2002 & 2003 with honours. Those same years she was co-captain. Melissa was an outstanding defensive third baseman and was known for her quick glove and strong arm. Her Coaching resume includes: Winthrop Eagles, Assistant Coach with the Markham Tigers and Assistant Coach with St. Mary's Catholic Secondary School.

Kiri Langford

Strength and Conditioning Coach with Canadian Sport Institute

Kiri Langford is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).  After finishing her Honours B.Sc. specializing in Kinesiology and Health Sciences at York University in 2015, Kiri attended LIT-Limerick Institute of Technology in Ireland, to complete her Masters in Strength and Conditioning.  For her dissertation, she conducted a motor learning study investigating video analysis and the hockey shot.





Don't miss out on NCCP PD Points!

Transfers or REFUNDS of the Get in the Game Symposium are NOT permitted.

For more information on the event visit, www.softballontario.ca, or contact Nathan Didone at ndidone@softballontario.ca

For more information about NCCP or NCCP PD Points, please contact Steph Sutton at ssutton@softballontario.ca


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