April 6

Maritime Session


Welcome to the 2024 CSCA Maritime Regional Session proudly hosted at Dalhousie University!
This year represents the first time the CSCA is hosting regional sessions across Canada throughout the year.

2024 Regional Session Registration Fees









Maritime Session

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Doors open at 8:00am; Session starts at 9:00am

Additional Details

8-9am Registration

Dalhousie High Performance Weight Room, DALPLEX

9:15 – 10:15am Nicole Kuzmich

Developing a Holistic High Performance Athlete

10:15 – 11:15am Josh Crouse

The Challenges and Triumphs in Developing Multi-Million Dollar High Performance Facilities

11:15 – 12 Shauna Forsyth

Canadian Strength and Conditioning Professional (CSCP); Canada’s Future Gold Standard in Strength and Conditioning

12 – 1pm LUNCH (Provided)

1 – 1:30pm Frank McKinnon (VALD Cana)

Best Practices for Athlete Testing Events – A PM Perspective

1:30-2:30pm Jordan Socholotiuk

Exploring Speed Development: A Holistic Approach for the Field Sport Athlete

2:30 – 3:30pm Vince Lucente

The S.E.E model of High Performance Athlete Management: Learn the Scalable, Efficient and Effective delivery of an applied sport science initiative to your athletes

3:30 – 3:40pm Closing Remarks – Shauna Forsyth

4pm – Coaches Social – Garrison Brewery – all welcome!

Lunch as well as coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be available.

Please make sure to have appropriate indoor footwear for use in a gym/court as well as clothes you can move around in. Sessions may involve coaching and active participation!


Maritime Speakers

Hosted by Dalhousie University

The Challenges & Triumphs in Developing Multi-Million Dollar High Performance Facilities
with Josh Crouse, Head of Sports Performance at St. Francis Xavier University

During this presentation Josh will discuss his lessons and learnings over the last 10 years while being involved in the development of high performance facilities at his alma mater Acadia University, as well as the new High Performance Centre currently being completed at StFX University. The goal of this session is to provide insight to coaches on how to navigate the highly complex process involved in facility design in the University sector.

Key topics will include: developing a blueprint, collaborating with key stakeholders, developing and implementing contingency plans, working within a budget, leveraging project resources, working with equipment companies, and roadblocks and how to overcome them.

The S.E.E Model of High Performance Athlete Management:
Learn the Scalable, Efficient and Effective Delivery of an Applied Sport Science Initiative to Your Athletes

with Vince Lucente

Learn practical strategies and tactics to deliver an efficient and effective sports science experience in your Strength and Conditioning environment. This session will provide pragmatic solutions to incorporate sport technology specific to velocity-based training and comprehensive force plate analysis to the day-to-day operations of your facility.

Upon conclusion of this session, you will be equipped with simple tools to immediately incorporate into your process, with athlete-driven leadership opportunities to further scale and efficiently operate this model.

This framework is effective for use in the private sector, varsity, and professional environment.

Developing a Holistic High Performance Athlete

with Nicole Kuzmich

Unlock the full potential of athletic performance and dive deep into the dynamic world where technical finesse, mental resilience, physical prowess, and optimal nutrition converge to create the ultimate athlete. Explore how these facets intricately interact, either propelling athletes to the podium or hindering their progress.

Discover the secrets to fostering a harmonious balance between mind and body, as Nicole unveils innovative techniques that seamlessly merge physical and mental strategies for peak performance and empowers practitioners with the tools to sculpt athletes who transcend mere skill to embody the essence of greatness.

Exploring Speed Development: A Holistic Approach for the Field Sport Athlete

with Jordan Socholotiuk

This practical session will explore sprinting within a technical application to best prepare contact sport athletes. First diving into the shapes and landmarks for acceleration and top speed, then bridging the gap into curvilinear sprinting and context-driven drills.

Canadian Strength & Conditioning Professional (CSCP), Canada’s future gold standard in strength and conditioning

with Shauna Forsyth

Learn about becoming a CSCP certified coach with the CSCA!

Attendees will be presented with all policies and procedures of obtaining the Legacy distinction and our New Professional mentorship program that has been developed in partnership with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. Learn about the application process, professional insurance, and how to become a CSCA mentor coach.

Best Practice for Athlete Testing Events – A PM Perspective

with Frank McKinnon

The trend of democratizing athlete testing combines signifies a transition from exclusivity to accessibility, extending such evaluations beyond solely professional and elite athletes. This evolution has positioned athlete testing combines as indispensable tools for sports organizations and performance gyms, appealing to a broader spectrum of athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Why conduct them? There are numerous reasons, including objective evaluation, talent identification, benchmarking, and team building.

Leveraging project management principles, this presentation will concentrate on best practices for orchestrating athlete testing events that are effective, efficient, and enjoyable, while also mitigating risks. Emphasis will be placed on integrating sought-after technologies into the process.

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