2021 OCA Coach Webinar Series Schedule

2021 OCA Coach Webinar Series

January 25 – February 25, 2021

Date Webinar Presenter Delivery
 Jan. 26, 2021

7:00 – 8:00pm

The Business of Cycling Coaching

Join Professional Coach and Kinesiologist Peter Glassford in a discussion about making coaching a career. Peter has been a private, full-time cycling coach for over 15 years. He will share the tools and tactics he has used to thrive as a cycling coach and that he shares with coaches during NCCP Coaching courses and in his private consults. He will help you understand what a cycling coach does, what contexts a coach can work in, the first steps to starting a business, and the computer applications that can help you. He will also highlight a few mistakes you might not want to make! Bring your questions or the current barriers you are facing and we will work through them together during this session.

Peter Glassford

Cycling Coach & kinesiologist

Consummate Athlete

 

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Feb. 2, 2021

7:00 – 8:00pm

       Promoting a Healthy Body Image

This workshop aims to develop your understanding of factors that can impact body image and provide you with resources to support your promotion of a healthy and safe training and competition environment. We will discuss the importance of appropriate communication and behaviour in these environments, and guidelines on how to cope with these sensitive issues surrounding the body.

Fiona Meikle

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

Mental Performance Consultant

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Feb. 4, 2021

7:00 – 8:00pm

Observations from Europe 2019/20: How we as coaches can help get young Canadian road athletes ready.

Join Cycling Canada Road Development Coach, Richard Wooles, as he provides his observations of the skills, knowledge, and experience athletes will need to have to successfully compete at top tier international level races.  Discussion will include what coaches should prioritize, key lessons to learn, and knowing when an athlete is ready.

Richard Wooles

Cycling Canada

Road Development Coach

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Feb. 9, 2021

7:00 – 8:00pm

            How to Read a MTB Course

Cycling Canada NextGen Coach, Jeff Ain, provides insight into reading a MTB course.  Learn how to recognize opportunities, identify problem areas, plan your “A” and “B” lines, and help get your athletes to plan and execute their race strategy.  Jeff will provide course examples, share stories, and address your questions.  Coaches of young developing athletes to coaches preparing for world cup competition will benefit from this workshop.

Jeff Ain

Cycling Canada NextGen MTB Coach

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Feb. 11, 2021

7:00 – 8:00pm

         TrainingPeaks – A Tour

Get the most out of this software used by many coaches and athletes – from how to set the infamous FTP, build structured workouts, and how to use features like Notes, Metrics, the dashboard, and home-screen views. Coaches will learn to save time and be more efficient so you can coach more and provide better feedback to your athletes. Athletes will learn multiple ways to access their workouts, upload files, update their coach with comments, and how to track their own progress. The session will allow for questions and demonstrations beyond the initial tour so bring your questions!

Peter Glassford

Cycling Coach & kinesiologist

Consummate Athlete

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Feb. 16, 2021

7:00 – 8:00pm

Testing and Benchmarking

Join Andrew Watson for a presentation and discussion on athlete testing and benchmarking. Although focused on coaches newer to power and analytics, this workshop is valuable to all levels of experience.  Topics will include types of testing, the importance of using a variety of methods for assessment, and how to take a holist approach to evaluating athlete progress.

Andrew Watson

Cycling Coach

AWI Racing

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Feb.  23, 2021

7:00 – 8:00pm

Track Racing Strategies and Tactics

Cycling Canada NextGen Coach, Jenny Trew, will lead this coach focused session covering some of the basic strategies and tactics to teach developing track endurance athletes.  Consideration towards positioning, timing attacks, reading the field, and going into the race with a plan will be covered.  Coaches will also be provided with information on how and where athlete can learn to be more efficient in team pursuit using an understanding of where speed is gain and lost.

Jenny Trew

Cycling Canada NextGen Lead

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