Sport Symposiums

Volleyball BC Coaching Symposium

Saturday January 13th, 2018
Richmond Christian School | 10260 No 5 Rd
9:00AM - 5:00PM


  • Brent Crouch | USC Trojans NCAA Div 1 Women, former University of Portland Head Coach
  • Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood | Chair of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association
  • Ryan Adams | Team Canada Youth Girls, Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence
  • Gina Schmidt | Simon Fraser University NCAA Div II Women, Team Canada Women Assistant Coach
  • Terry Liskevych | former USA Women's National Team, Olympic team coach 1988, 1992, 1996, former Oregon State NCAA Div 1 Women

note: an NCCP Development Coach workshop is also available over the duration of the weekend. The NCCP workshop starts on Friday evening in at Richmond Christian School. Participants are also required to attend all Symposium and the BC Sport Leadership presentations.

Softball Summit

January 12-14th, 2018
Marriot Vancouver Airport
7571 Westminster Hwy - Richmond, BC V6X 1A3

The Softball Summit provides professional development and networking opportunities for coaches and softball leaders across Canada. The Summit will provide the most up to date training and instructional techniques presented by some of the world's leading international experts raising the level of softball knowledge among softball coaches and leaders across Canada.


  • Cindy Bristow |  past President of the National Softball Coaches Association and Director of Development for the International Softball Federation. National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductee. Softball Excellence founder.
  • Jeff Ellsworth | Head Coach Canadian Junior Men’s National Team since 2016 when he won a Bronze medal at the WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championship
  • Dr. Kaila Holtz | Canadian Junior & Senior Women’s National Team athlete, Olympic Games (2004), WBSC World Championships, Pan American Games (2003), UBC medical residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood | Chair of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association
  • Heather Tarr | Head Coach University of Washington Huskies (NCAA)

note: Softball Canada and Softball BC are pleased to be able to offer three (3) streams for the Softball Summit to ensure each participant receives professional development that is relevant to them.