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CISAA SPEAKER SERIES: Next Level Speakers Cultivate Lifelong Athletes and Learners

“Become the best version of yourself” – We hear this in the arena of school, sport, and the game of life.  We all want to strive for the best version of ourselves and know that learning from our opportunities helps move us toward that goal. This spring CIS Ontario provided an amazing opportunity - a Speaker Series for coaches and athletic directors.  Each week in April and May, teacher-coaches and athletic directors came together to listen, learn and reflect on session topics such as; high-performance, leadership, mindfulness in sport, long-term development, practice planning, culture building, DEI in sport, and investing in ourselves. The session presenters were absolutely next level and we certainly appreciated their time and knowledge. Having the chance to listen to Steve AndersonChris Cheng,Carly Clarke, Tara Costello-LedwellPaul JurbalaCharles KissiDavid Nurse, and Tamara Tatham has been an amazing opportunity. A fantastic bonus to the series has been the relationship building with each of these presenters. We need to also say a huge ‘thank you’ to all of our sponsors; Centaur ProductsGameOnStreamGym-Con Sports FlooringForum Athletics ProductsMoore Sports Tours, and The Scoreboard Man for supporting this initiative.  We hope to continue the series as a way to further our growth as coaches and athletic leaders and to facilitate the fueling of our student-athletes’ passion to strive for life-long athletic development.

Rick DeMarinis
Director of Athletics, The York School


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