Little League Alberta is proud to announce the Coaching Training and Leadership Conference, which will be held on November 19th to November 21st at the Delta South Hotel in Calgary, Alberta.
The theme of the event is:
“A GOOD COACH CAN CHANGE A GAME; A GREAT COACH CAN CHANGE A LIFE”.
We are promoting the conference as a fantastic opportunity for coaches, officials, and parents of all sports to join the experts and receive firsthand knowledge of how to become a better coach, teacher, and leader, while dealing with youth in sports.
Registration is now open by clicking on the following link https://bit.ly/3orBQBw
Pricing for the conference is as follows: (Little League Members would have received an invite letter with promo code)
Conference & Banquet $249.00
We hope all Leagues and Districts in Alberta will send individuals to the event who will lead opportunities within your League. We hope you will make the effort to bring coaches to the event.
This Coaching Conference is not only for baseball coaches as the speakers will be looking to focus on all aspects of coaching.
The Conference will be following the RESTRICTIONS EXEMPTION PROGRAM.
Proof of Vaccination: Accepting valid paper copy or QR code, Medical Exemption must provide the original exemption letter and provide a negative test within 72 hrs of the event.
Masks are to be worn at all times except when eating or drinking.
Thank you for your cooperation to make this conference a success.
Additional nights are available pre/post event dates. Please create a reservation within the Event dates and contact the Hotel to extend your stay.
Revised as of November 2nd, 2021.
2021 Presentation Schedule: **Note- Presenters and Topics subject to change**
Friday, November 19
1700-2100: Registration in the Atrium foyer
1900-2000: Session 1 Jeff Krushell (Krush Performance) Athlete Development for Player Performance: Creating Coachable Players
2000 -2100: Session 2 Eric Young (Atlanta Braves) Raising a baseball player & other coaching tips
2100-2300: Meet & Greet Social in Rundle Room
Saturday, November 20
0830-0930: Session 3 Corey Bentein (Chestermere baseball) & Geoff Freeborn (Babe Ruth Baseball)
Outfield Play Fundamentals/ Youth Pitching
0930-1100: LLA Board of Director Meeting
0930-1045: Session 4 Miki Kawahara (Babe Ruth)- Throwing & Catching Don Von Hollen (Canuck Catching) - Youth catching fundamentals
1045-1100: Health Break
1100-1200: Session 5 Greg Morrison (Medicine Hat Mavericks)- Hitting Drills
1100-1200: Little League Girls Committee Meeting Part 1
1200 -1300: LUNCH Keynote: Dale Tilleman & (AABC/Detroit Tigers) AABC Programs & Connecting them to youth baseball
1300 - 1400: Session 6 Jeff Krushell - The Recovery Game: Athlete & Player Management
1300-1400: Little League Girls Committee Meeting Part 2
1400 -1500: Brad Johnston (UIC LLC) LLA Umpires Summit - Retentions of Umpires
1400-1500 Session 7 Mike Frostad (Atlanta Braves) -Assessing Injuries & the needs of Athletes
1500-1515: HEALTH BREAK
1515 -1700: LLA Umpires Summit - Recruitment of Umpires
1515-1630: Session 8 Bruce Walton (former MLB player) & Eric Young (Atlanta Braves) - Stories that help to become better coaches & better people
1630-1715: Session 9 - Jeff Krushell (Krush Performance) Performance Programming: Any Age - Any Level
1900-2100: Conference Dinner & Awards
Baseball Jeopardy Competition
Sunday, November 21
0900 - 1000: Session 10 Drew Miller (Coyote’s Den) & Lande Edmiston (Calgary Little League) - Hitting Drills & Practice Organization
0900 - 1045: Kevin Kvame (President/CEO LLA) LLA Umpires Summit - Administrative issues and processes
1000-1045: Session 11 Tara Sylinski (Baseball Alberta) - Coaching Girls & Developing Pitchers
1045-1100: HEALTH BREAK
1100-1200: Wayne Kurtz (UIC LLA) LLA Umpires Summit - Assignments & Training Programs
1100-1200: Session 12 Mike Frostad (Atlanta Braves) & Jeff Krushell (Krush Performance) - Keys/Importance of understanding & implementing Long Term Athlete Development
1200-1300: Lunch - Atrium Keynote: Les McTavish (Vauxhall Academy& Philadelphia Phillies Scout) Keeping Positive & Realistic Expectations while Coaching as well as parenting a youth player
1300-1315: Conference Wrap up and Thank You's
Registration of Delegates in Atrium
1315-1345: Steve Bagnell (LLC President) LLC Governance Presentation
1345-1500: LLA Annual General Meeting