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Virtual Performance Summit 2021

Date

November 21, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - November 23, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

Event Cost
$25

Event Information

EARLY-BIRD RAFFLE: The first 50 people to register are entered in to win 1 out of 10 select accessories from Cycling BC and BC Speed Skating. 


Join us each evening on November 21st – 23rd, 2021 for a fun and insightful online coach and athlete conference using Telus Business Connect (ZOOM).

Each evening features 2 speakers and includes lectures, workshops, and athlete panels designed to answer questions for endurance sport athletes and coaches working in the “Train-to-Train” and “Train-to-Compete” Long-Term Development Phase.

Participants are invited to attend any and all sessions.  However, to help you choose which sessions to attend, we have colour-coded the schedule.

  • “Green” sessions are designed for athletes (aged 15+)
  • “Blue” sessions are designed for coaches
  • “Red” sessions are designed for coaches and parents.

Performance Summit Schedule:


Guest Speakers

(Click on the triangle beside their name to show bio)

Scott Donald

Scott Donald is a mental performance consultant currently living and working in Vancouver, BC. Inspired by his experience as a competitive runner and motivated by the belief that we always have access to our best state of mind, he prepares athletes with the tools they need to be more calm, confident, and focused. For the past 4 years, Scott has worked with several high-performance teams including BC Speed Skating, Table Tennis North, and Curl BC. His passion for mental performance compliments his drive to learn and grow through every opportunity and challenge. Self-described as a mindful optimist and inspired creator, Scott owns and operates Soul Performance, a company devoted to helping athletes be their best in sport and life.

Sheereen Harris

Sheereen Harris is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Exercise and Health Psychology Lab at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario). Harris’s research interests include self-control, mental fatigue, motivation, and effort-based decision-making and her current research investigates how mental fatigue and other feeling states affect one’s willingness to engage in exercise behaviours. Harris completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences at York University (Toronto, ON) while competing as a sprinter on York’s Varsity Track and Field team. Since 2017, Harris has been a speed coach through McMaster University’s Strength and Conditioning team, preparing football student-athletes for regional and national combines. As a former athlete, Harris is passionate about encouraging the overall development of athletes.

Andrei Mandzuk

Andrei Mandzuk is a mental performance expert, who believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue their potential. After close to a decade of experience providing sports psychology support to elite athletes, Andrei founded Mzk Performance in 2017 to address outdoor athlete’s need for high-quality, evidence-based, mental performance training. Andrei takes on a collaborative approach to mental performance, delivering complex topics with simple messages, and creating climates of mastery. An avid learner, Andrei is always expanding and updating the knowledge used to ensure that athletes succeed.

Adam Sollitt

Adam Sollitt is a results-oriented sports management professional background in research and development, with proven leadership capabilities with the ability to excel both independently and within a team environment. Adam also has a thorough understanding and experience in sport and recreation programming, services, and facility operations.

Myriam Paquette

Doctor of Exercise physiology and holder of a Masters in Kinesiology, Myriam has been working as a sport physiologist at the Institut national du sport du Québec since 2015. In 2018, she joined the Para-cycling national team, where she works closely with the coaches to optimize training and performance, through optimizing training planning, monitoring training status and innovative interventions. Myriam is also a trainer for the Advanced Coaching Diploma and has been a lecturer at Université Laval.

Ben Chaddock

As the Program Manager for iRide – Cycling BC’s youth initiative – Ben enjoys the challenge of creating and implementing new strategies that provide safe, fun and exciting events for introductory youth cyclists in British Columbia. Ben’s cycling passion took hold as a university student when he came to the sport after an elite amateur alpine skiing career. During his four years at Whitman College, he helped rebuild their cycling team to reclaim the National Collegiate championship in 2009 and 2010. Moving into the North American professional peloton in 2011, Ben raced at the largest events in North America and claimed the Canadian Criterium Championship title in 2012. Ben has worked with youth cyclists in various capacities since 2008 and continues to race provincially in support of youth development.

Chris Acton

Chris Acton is a technical director at BC Speed Skating Association. Chris is a strong worker in self-directed situations with experience and formal education background in physiotherapy, sport technical leadership and peer counselling.


Costs:

Price
Cycling BC Members $25
BC Speed Skating Members $25
Other PTSO Members across Canada $40
Public $50

Provincial Team athletes and parents who plan to share a computer can register once.  If you wish, the option to make a small donation is available at the end of the registration process.

PD Credits:

  • 3 CAC Professional Development credits

Early-Bird Raffle:

The first 50 people to register will be included in a raffle to win out of 10 select accessories from Cycling BC and BC Speed Skating.