For the Love of the Game


Free 7-Day Online Event

Love What You Play.

For our 4th online event, we have yet another great group of guest speakers who will share their insights and opinions on an array of topics within the youth sports sphere.

November 18th - 24th

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Your Host

Glen Mulcahy

Founder and CEO of PARADIGM Sports | Executive Director of For The Love of the Game | Alumni and Mentor for the UBC School of Kinesiology | Speaker for Changing the Game Project | Hockey Canada NCCP Facilitator for BC Hockey

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Guest Speakers

J.P. Nerbun

Founder and Director of ThriveOnChallenge LLC | Author of "Calling Up: Discovering Your Journey to Transformational Leadership" | Former Head Basketball Coach at Notre Dame High School

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Dr. Jerry Lynch

Founder and Director of Way of Champions | Author of "Win the Day", "Let Them Play", and more | Practicing Sports Psychologist with collegiate and professional sports teams

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Trevor Ragan

Founder of The Learner Lab (Train Ugly) | Professional Speaker Co-Founder and CEO of Basketball School

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Dr. Guy Faulkner

Professor at the UBC School of Kinesiology | Producer of “Running Free: Children's Independent Mobility” Documentary | CIHR-PHAC Chair in Applied Public Health

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Lenore Skenazy

President of Let Grow | Founder of Free-Range Kids Nationally syndicated newspaper columnist at Creators Syndicate

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Matt Young

CEO of Personal Sport Record | CEO of Quality Coaching Collective Founder and Former Owner of Innovative Fitness

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Dr. Jennifer Fraser

Founder and Educational Consultant of NeuroParadigm | Author of "The Bullied Brain" and "Teaching Bullies" | PhD in Comparative Literature

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Sean Fitz-Gerald

Senior National Writer for The Athletic Canada | Author of "Before the Lights Go Out" | Former Reporter for the Toronto Star and the National Post

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Angela Lewis

Owner of Angela Lewis and Associates | Author of “The Changing Game Assist: Six Simple Ways to Choose Success” | Former professional NCAA Division 1 basketball player and coach

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Tim Adams

Founder and Executive Director of Free Footie | Former Reporter with CBC Edmonton | Journalism and English Major at Carleton University

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Jenn Starkey

Founder of MVP Leadership Academy | Owner of Fastpitch Fit (30,000+ Facebook followers) | Speaker & Coach on self-leadership for girls

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Rick Parnham

President of Ontario Association of Basketball Officials | Associate Editor and Travel Writer for “On The Tee” magazine | Director of the BAGS Junior Golf Tour

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Dr. Veronica Allan

Postdoctoral Fellow in York University's School of Kinesiology and Health Science | Independent Content Contributor & Coordinator at Canada's Sport Information Resource Centre | PhD in Sport Psychology

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Dr. Cassidy Preston

Founder and Lead Sport & Performance Psychology Consultant of Consistent Elite Performance | Founder of Complete Hockey Training | PhD in Sport Psychology

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Dr. Jessica Fraser-Thomas

Associate Professor at York University's School of Kinesiology and Health Studies | Numerous research articles and books focusing on Positive Youth Development | PhD in Kinesiology and Health Studies

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Nick Buonocore

Founder of The Reformed Sports Parent | Former collegiate and professional baseball player

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Amber Pascual

MakeMovementMatter speaker | Youth sports coach | Elementary School TeacherSea to Sky Athletics Leader | Physical Literacy Mentor


Erin Crawford

MakeMovementMatter speaker | Coach of various sports | Former Vancouver Police Officer | Sea to Sky Athletics Leader | Physical Literacy Mentor | Life long athlete


Bonus Speakers

In case you missed them during our last event this Summer!

John Kessel

Director of Sports Development at USA Volleyball and World ParaVolley | Staff Liaison for 30+ USOC Member Sports Organizations Internationally acclaimed speaker and coach mentor 

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Brian Barlow

Founder of the Referee Abuse Awareness Facebook page Offside | Founder of | United States 
Soccer Federation (USSF) Soccer Referee

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Dr. Peter Gray

Author of the textbook "Psychology" now in its 7th edition | "The Decline of Play" TEDx Talk with over 500,000 views Founder and board member of Let Grow

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Topher Scott

Founder of The Hockey Think Tank Podcast host and blogger Division-One Assistant Coach at Miami and Cornell, and former NCAA player 

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Dr. Mariana Brussoni

Associate Professor at UBC in the Department of Pediatrics and the School of Population and Public Health | Risky play advocateResearch Lead at the Brussoni Lab at BC Children's Hospital Research Institute 

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Ken Martel

Technical Director at USA Hockey United States Olympic Committee "Doc" Councilman Award recipient for Ice Hockey Coaching Education and Player Development at USA Hockey's national office

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Dr. Nicholas Holt

Professor & Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta | Lab Lead at the Child & Adolescent Sport & Activity (CASA) Lab Athlete Research focusing on Positive Youth Development through sport

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John Engh

Executive Director at National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) Multi-sport athlete | Avid Golfer | Graduate of Florida Atlantic University 

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V.J. Stanley Jr.

Founder and President of Balanced Excellence youth and high school sports injury prevention (formerly Frozen Shorts) | Keynote speaker and author of "Stop the Tsunami in Youth Sports" and "Less is More" | Head Hockey Coach at the University of Rochester 

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Lea Wiens

Chair of Sport 4 Life Cochrane | Multisport and Quality Sport Advocate and Programmer | Community Sport Consultant and Project Manager at Sport for Life Society with a focus on Physical Literacy

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Dr. Tommy John

Founder of Dr. Tommy John Performance and Healing Center in San Diego, California Doctor of Chiropractic Specializing in Soft Tissue Injuries | Author of Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance | Highly sought after speaker on the issues of early sport specialization

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David Turner

Coaching Children & Safeguarding Lead at UK Coaching | Co-Author of the latest UK Coaching/NSPCC Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop Olympic coach and Paralympic coach of the Javelin female world champion

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TOP Sports

Luke Earl - President, Co-Founder of TOP Sports

Ian Mackenzie - Head of Development, Co-Founder of TOP Sports

Kevin Shier - Program Director at TOP Sports

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Gordon MacLelland

CEO and founder of Working with Parents in Sport (WWPIS) 20 years experience in coaching and education, having coached all age ranges from 7 year olds to adults Author of "Great Sports Parenting" and "Engage - How to Build Positive Relationships with Your Players' Parents"

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B.C. Baseball Umpires Association

Rhonda Pauls - Vice President, Education Chair at BCBUA

Gord McFarlane - Lower Mainland Director of the BCBUA's grassroots program

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Dr. Chris Bertram

Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) | UFV Cascades golf team coach for the past 14 years, leading them to numerous championships | recipient of national and provincial level coach awards | Skill Acquisition Lead and Flow Coach at Canada Snowboard 

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Love What You Play Online Event

FREE access to all material from November 18th - November 24th