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    Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ontario Tech Ridgebacks Athletics The following story is courtesy of Ontario Tech Ridgebacks Athletics from June 13, 2022 https://goridgebacks.com/news/2022/6/13/womens-soccer-zack-wilson-named-womens-soccer-assistant-coach.aspx. Ontario Tech women's soccer is pleased to announce Zack Wilson has been named the program's first full-time assistant coach after spending the 2021 season working as assistant coach and performance analyst for the team. With 10 years of coaching experience under his belt and spending the past year alongside head coach Audra Sherman, (See Post Coach story from June...

    Courtesy of "Building The Best" June 22, 2022 The following post is courtesy of John Eades "Building the Best Newsletter on June 22, 2022 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-coaching-key-your-leadership-success-john-eades/?trk=eml-email_series_follow_newsletter_01-hero-2-image_link&midToken=AQGgWYn8AI_qww&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=2dToENP92AbWk1. Success as a leader is never achieved through your efforts alone.   Too often, managers promoted because of their previous achievements as individual contributors forget this critical lesson.  One of the ways a leader separates themselves from being a manager is by coaching their people. A coach, by definition, is one who trains and instructs. I define...

    Originally published June 14, 2022 by John Eades in the "Building the Best" Newsletter. Getting leaders to care about culture because it's is a battle worth fighting.  Organizational Culture, by definition, is the shared values and beliefs that guide thinking and behavior. If your mind just shifted by that definition, you are not alone. Most professionals think about the office building, ping pong tables, or cool perks that come with the job.   Peter Drucker famously said, "Culture eats strategy for...

    Audra Sherman Photo Credit: Ontario Tech Athletics Story by Enrique Domingo - Post Coach June 22, 2022 To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. - Henri Bergson Photo Credit: Audra Sherman and Hofstra Athletics Most soccer players who transition from a career on the pitch to a career on the sidelines often decide to take such a path because of their memories as a player, the legacy that they...

    Courtesy of CANPL.ca https://atleticoottawa.canpl.ca/article/father-figures-atletico-ottawa-assistant-coach-kwesi-loney Excerpts of the following story with Atlético Ottawa assistant coach and Carleton University Master Coach Kwesi Loney are from June 19, 2022: https://atleticoottawa.canpl.ca/article/father-figures-atletico-ottawa-assistant-coach-kwesi-loney. A ‘solid work ethic’ and ‘treating life like a playground, not a test’ have been instrumental in Loney’s rise from the pitches of Scarborough to the Atlético Ottawa touch line.  There are no days off in the life of Kwesi Loney. Father of two, head of the Carleton Ravens soccer program and now...

    Photo credit Courtesy of canpl.ca Excerpts of the following story is from canpl.ca on June 9, 2022 https://canpl.ca/article/cavalry-fcs-tommy-wheeldon-jr-named-canpl-manager-of-the-month-for-may. After his Cavalry FC side went without a loss during May in CPL action, Tommy Wheeldon Jr. has been named the league’s manager of the month. Wheeldon and Cavalry kicked off May by defeating Pacific FC 2-0 in their home opener at Spruce Meadows, and didn’t look back picking up four wins and a draw. They also scored 10 goals during the month, allowing...

    Excerpts of the following article are courtesy this month's edition of Women's Soccer Coaching https://www.womenssoccercoaching.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Issue-019-Jun-2022.pdf highlighting the Minnesota Aurora a team that is led all by females, with an "all female coaching staff" and community owned playing out of the USL W-League. With all of the events of the past week and the demand for a Women's Pro League here, maybe there are some ideas that can be cultivated here in Canada building on the success...

    Photo Credit: Courtesy of the OUA from May 25, 2022 https://oua.ca/news/2022/5/24/soccer-oua-announces-womens-and-mens-schedules-for-the-2022-season.aspx The following announcement of the new Women's and Men's Soccer schedules for the fall of 2022 are from the Ontario University Association website on May 25, 2022 https://oua.ca/news/2022/5/24/soccer-oua-announces-womens-and-mens-schedules-for-the-2022-season.aspx. Burlington, Ont. – The beautiful game is back on the pitch for a full 2022 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) season slate, with the first action of the year getting underway on September 2, 2022. 2022 OUA Women’s Soccer Schedule | FULL2022 OUA Men’s Soccer...

    Courtesy of Ottawa U Athletics https://ottawa.prestosports.com/sports/wsoc/2022-23/releases/20220512paifn0 The following story is from May 13, 2022 courtesy of Ottawa Gee Gees Athletics https://ottawa.prestosports.com/sports/wsoc/2022-23/releases/20220512paifn0. The University of Ottawa's women's soccer program is pleased to welcome Veronica Mazzella as the team's full-time assistant coach.  Mazzella has worked with the program for the past four years as a part-time assistant coach. In her new role, Mazzella will oversee fundraising, camps, community outreach, and assist with the recruitment and development of future Gee-Gees. "I have been...

    Courtesy of the University of Lethbridge Athletics https://gohorns.ca/staff-directory/davin-haigh/148 The following story is courtesy of the University of Lethbridge Athletics https://gohorns.ca/news/2022/5/17/mens-soccer-haigh-takes-reigns-of-pronghorn-mens-soccer.aspx from May 17, 2022. A new era of Pronghorn men's soccer will begin this fall with the hiring of a new head coach and Pronghorn Athletics is thrilled to name Davin Haigh the new head coach of the men's soccer program. Haigh becomes the fourth head coach in the programs history."Davin's recent U SPORTS and semi-pro coaching experience will...