ACA-CSC Webinar Series Recorded Webinar Links

ACA-CSC provides educational webinars for our member coaches throughout the year. The links below are representative of some of the webinars provided by ACA-CSC for our member coaches. Visit for more information on upcoming webinars. 

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018  

February 2017 - Athletic Character Webinar Recording

Frank van den Berg, Director of Mental Performance for Calgary Sport Institute Calgary and Jennifer Stielow, Senior Coach Education Manager for Alpine Canada present an overview of the new Athletic Character assessment.  The Athletic Character assessment focuses on developing positive mental fitness in both sport and life.

January 2017 - Ski Cross Webinar Recording

Sead Causevic, NextGen Head Coach for Alpine Canada Alpin Ski Cross presents an overview of ski cross development in Canada. Sead's presentation reviews the sport of ski cross and training progressions that can be used with any aged athlete to promote the development of athleticism for skiing.

December 2016 – Speed Elements Webinar Recording

This webinar presented by John Kucera, Men’s Development Head Coach, reviews speed elements training and development.

November 2016 – Technical (GS/SL) Presentation Webinar Recording

This webinar presented by Jay Keddy, Women’s World Cup Technical Coach, reviews both technique and tactics for GS and SL.

October 2016 – ACA Coach Education and Domestic Update Webinar Recording

This webinar presented by Dusan Grasic, Domestic Director Alpine Canada, reviews the new course curriculum and certification pathway changes, Top 10 Coaches Program, new domestic development initiatives, and project updates for planned U16 and U19 projects in the 2016/17 season.

September 2016 – Physical Fitness Testing Webinar Recording

This webinar provides an overview of Alpine Canada’s national physical fitness testing protocol presented by Alpine Canada’s Director of Sport Science, Matt Jordan, Ph.D. (c), CSCS. The goal of the new physical fitness testing protocol is to ensure Canadian skiers are developing ski-specific fitness abilities as they progress through the athlete development pathway.

ACA Physical Fitness Testing Protocol (pdf)

Links to Supporting Reference Materials 

Alpine Canada Performance Planning Coach Workbook (2016). 

Eitzen DS, Sage GH. Sociology of North American Sport. 8th ed. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers; 2009

Fraser-Thomas J, Côte J. Youth sports: implementing findings and moving forward with research. Athl Ins. 2006;8(3):12-27.

Gambetta V. (2007). Athletic Development: The Art & Science of Functional Sports ConditioningChampaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

McGuigan M. (2017). Monitoring training and performance in athletes. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. 

Petichkoff LM. Youth sports participation and withdrawal: Is it simply a matter of fun? Pediatr Exercise Sci. 1992;4:105-110. 

 Willinger, H. Banff Alpine Racers alumnus Read and Philp give back to local clubRocky Mountain Outlook. Feb. 22 2018.  

Visek AJ, Manning HM. The FUN MAPS: A Youth Sport Scientific Breakthrough. Olympic Coach. 2014;25(4):39-42.

Visek AJ, et al. The Fun Integration Theory: Toward Sustaining Children and Adolescents Sport Participation. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2015;12:424-433

Warrington, G. Dr. (2010). Planning for Performance Coaching Ireland.