For the Love of the Game Presents

The Winter Youth Sports Leadership Online Event

January 25-27, 2019
Our online event is a FREE 3 day live event featuring interviews and advice from some of the worlds top experts in sport. Don't miss out!
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Mike Butters talks about the how he coaches millennials and Generation Z using multiple methods.

Duff Gibson discusses about growth mindset and how Athletes can take advantages of it.

David Newsom speaks with us about collaboration among sports organizations.

Hosted By:

Glen Mulcahy, Host

Founder and CEO, PARADIGM Sports

Executive Director, For the Love of the Game

Geoff Lenahan, Co-Host

Facilitator, PARADIGM Sports,

Director, For the Love of the Game


Below each speaker is a key topic from their talk. Click on the speakers picture to learn more about them!

Kyla Hartnell


Co-Author of Hartnell Down

How to Prevent Overuse Injuries 

Rick Benson

Executive Director,

Softball BC

How to Coach Girls vs. Boys and what is LTPD

Demetrius Clark

Athletics Coach 

Plainfield South High School 

How to Create a Safe to Fail Environment 

David Newson

Executive Director,

Semiahmoo Minor Hockey 

How Sports Organizations Can Collaborate

Chris Cerroni

Director of Soccer

Development, BC Soccer

Coaching Certifications and Ongoing Development

Michael A. Butters

Former Assistant GM, Tampa Bay Lightning, Junior Council Member, USA Hockey ‘02-‘12 

How to Coach Millennials, Generation Z and Girls vs. Boys

Vicki Harber

Olympic Rower, Professor

Emeritus, University of Alberta

What Makes Boys vs. Girls at Risk for Injury

Darren Wensor

Sport Development

Professional, Coach Developer

How to Disguise Drills and Make it Fun

Duff Gibson

Olympic Champion, Skeleton,

Founder, Dark Horse Athletic

What is the Growth Mindset and How Can Athletes use it

Erika Howard

(née Stirton) Former Rhythmic

Gymnast and Coach

How to Teach with Perspective and the Growth Mindset 

Jeremy Frisch

Owner and Director,

Achieve Performance Training

Why Free Play is so Important for Youth Development

Pete Jacobson

Edgemont Panthers Wrestling, Head Coach, WinSmarter, Creator

How to Create a Culture of Excellence

Bob Mancini

Regional Manager, USA Hockey

American Development Model

What is the American Development Model (ADM)

Dr. Gordon Bloom

Ph.D., Professor,

McGill University

The Importance of Coaches to Seek Mentors

Dave Briglio

Host of Making the Play Podcast,

ALG Director for Complete3

How to Keep It Simple

Dr. Amy Saltzman

Author of

A Still Quiet Place

What is Mindfulness and its Benefits

Chris Dahl

Director of Coach development

Volleyball BC

Why Is Life Long Learning Is important For Coaches

V.J. Stanley Jr.

Founder of Balanced Excellence

Author and Public Speaker

Why Youth Sports Should Be Fun

Fan Fave Replays

We're also including some favourite talks with these speakers from our summer summit as BONUS footage!

Gordon MacLelland

Founder & CEO,

Working with Parents in Sport

How to Engage Youth Sports Parents

Wayne Goldsmith

International Sports Coach & CEO,

WG Coaching

How to be a Great Leader

Allyson Tufts

Author of

"Lessons From Behind the Glass"

How to be a Great Sports Parent

What viewers say about our previous summits

"Thank you for putting these on! So much great information packed in to one weekend and you don’t even have to leave the house."

Jeff Richardson
PE teacher/Assistant Baseball Coach

"What I love about your summit, what you are doing is so much about, 'what can we do to make change?' That's really good, returning to that theme over and over is really good."

Dr. Jennifer Fraser on our 2018 Summer Summit
Author of "Teaching Bullies: Zero Tolerance on the Court or in the Classroom"

Thank you for putting these on! So much great information packed in to one weekend and you don’t even have to leave the house.

Learn From Experts!

This is our online event and we're so excited for you to join us! Our expert guests are inspiring, knowledgeable, and passionate. Together we will discuss problems faced by the youth sports community. Did you know youth sports attrition rates are as high as 70% by the age of 13? Additionally, national health surveys report 32% of the 5-to-17 year old age group is either overweight or obese. Sign-up to learn about resources, and techniques experts are implementing to reverse these negative trends.

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