WEBINAR #1 - PODIUM PATHWAY
TUESDAY, APRIL 21 - 2:00 PM EDT

A conversation with Softball Canada’s High-Performance Director and Women’s National Team Head Coach, Mark Smith, on his experiences coaching athletes within the Podium Pathway. Hear his best advice and learnings from working with Canada’s top athletes.

SPEAKER

Mark Smith
MARK SMITH

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WEBINAR #2 - ATHLETE EXPERIENCE
FRIDAY, APRIL 24 - 2:00 PM EDT

Listen to National Team athletes Jenna Caira (Women's National Team), Xavier Daneau (Junior Men's National Team) and Steve Mullaley (Men's National Team) as they take you through their personal journeys from minor softball to competing at the international level.

SPEAKERS

Jenna Caira
JENNA CAIRA
Xavier Daneau
XAVIER DANEAU
Megan Duclos
MEGAN DUCLOS
Steve Mullaley
STEVE MULLALEY

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WEBINAR #3 - COACHES' CORNER
TUESDAY, APRIL 28 - 2:00 PM EDT

What does it take to be a competent coach?  How do you create team culture with the athletes you’ve selected?  Listen to three past and present National Team Coaches to find out more on these topics, along with the ins and outs of practice planning.

SPEAKERS

Melissa Basilio
MELISSA BASILIO
Jean-Yves Doucet
JEAN-YVES DOUCET

John Stuart
JOHN STUART

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WEBINAR #4 - STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
FRIDAY, MAY 1 - 2:00 PM

How important is strength and conditioning training? How can athletes at all levels of development improve their game by incorporating this into their training? How can overtraining impede your success? Listen to these industry experts discuss these and many other facets of health and how to help incorporate that into your season planning.

Mathieu Roy
MATHIEU ROY
Scott Willgress
SCOTT WILLGRESS

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WEBINAR #5 - SLO-PITCH PANEL
TUESDAY, MAY 5 - 2:00 PM

A conversation with the leaders of three Slo-Pitch programs within Canada. Listen to them share their experiences about the history of the sport in their areas, the challenges they have faced along the way and how they have built successful programs.

 Tom Buchan
TOM BUCHAN
Stephane Chapdelaine
STÉPHANE CHAPDELAINE
Kareena Zanolli
KAREENA ZANOLLI

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WEBINAR #6 - THE THIRD TEAM
FRIDAY, MAY 8 - 2:00 PM

Join WBSC umpires Sandra Forand (2018 Border Battle), Geneviève Gaudreau (2020 Olympics) and Scott McLaren (2017 WBSC International Umpire of the Year) as they share their experiences as members of the third team on the diamond from their beginnings to the highest levels of our sport.

 Sandra Forand
SANDRA FORAND
Geneviève Gaudreau
GENEVIÈVE GAUDREAU
Scott McLaren
SCOTT MCLAREN

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WEBINAR #7 - NEXT LEVEL HITTING
TUESDAY, MAY 12 - 2:00 PM

Listen to two top National Team athletes Jeff Ellsworth and Jenn Salling talk about techniques they use in hitting. Learn about what has made the difference for them and tips for athletes at home. Bring a pen, paper and your questions for two of the world's top international hitters.

Jeff Ellsworth
JEFF ELLSWORTH
Jenn Salling
JENN SALLING

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WEBINAR #8 - BEHIND THE PLATE
FRIDAY, MAY 15 - 2:00 PM

Hear the perspective of Ryan Boland and Kaleigh Rafter - two of the top catchers in the world - as they share their experience about playing at the top international level. Two of the smartest minds behind the plate will talk about positioning, framing/receiving, calling games, defensive positioning and much more.

Ryan Boland
RYAN BOLAND
Kaleigh Rafter
KALEIGH RAFTER

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WEBINAR #9 - WARRIOR IN THE CIRCLE
TUESDAY, MAY 19 - 7:00 PM

From throwing bullpens to how she’s staying motivated, listen in on a conversation with one of Canada’s top pitchers as she chats about her esteemed pitching career with Team Canada and how she and her teammates are keeping their eye on their Olympic goal. Danielle Lawrie takes us through what she does to stay focused and how she became a force to be reckoned with on the field.

Danielle Lawrie
DANIELLE LAWRIE

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WEBINAR #10 - ALL ABOUT DEFENSE
TUESDAY, MAY 26 - 7:00 PM

Join a conversation with Women's National Team outfielder Victoria Hayward and assistant coach Chris Jones as they explore topics related to defense from both an infielder's and outfielder's perspective. These topics include positioning, glove work, footwork, throwing mechanics and reading the ball off the bat.

Victoria Hayward
VICTORIA HAYWARD
Chris Jones
CHRIS JONES

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