2018 Women in Soccer Conference | EMSA South West

2018 Women in Soccer Conference

We are very happy to let you know that we are celebrating International Women’s Day in the best way, by opening registration for the 2018 Women in Soccer Conference!


We encourage you to share this information with your members as it is truly an invaluable event for the women in your communities to build on their existing skills, learn new ones and network with women from across the province.


This year’s one-day program will be offered in 2 locations:

Calgary –  Saturday, April 14th –  Mount Royal University

Leduc – Sunday, April 15th Best Western Denham Inn & Suites/Leduc Recreation Centre


Registration is only $70 (+GST/Eventbrite fees) and accommodations are also available if needed at a preferred rate ($60 in Calgary, $110 in Leduc).


Registration fee includes:

  • Breakfast keynote by Andrea Neil, a common figure in women’s soccer over the past 3 decades both as a player and a coach, Andrea Neil was the first female soccer player to be inducted into the Canada Sport Hall of Fame.
  • Participant’s choice of morning and afternoon sessions
  • Breakfast, lunch & coffee break refreshments
  • Conference swag


Conference sessions include:

  • Custom Coaching Session led by Andrea Neil –  Andrea’s session will explore current best practices for assessing and developing movement and technique in athletes, in a format that simultaneously deepens the player’s tactical understanding and decision-making abilities.
  • F.I.R.S.T. (Female Initiated Referee Strategies and Techniques) game management session led by (Leduc) Melissa Sargent, Jaimelia Turner and (Calgary) Laurie Darvill, Anne McAlduff
  • Intercultural Communications Skills Training led by Laurel Madro, Bow Valley College
  • NCCP Mentorship Module led by (Leduc) Jackie Cool and (Calgary) Jim Loughlin, NCCP Master Coach Developers
  • CAAWS (Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity) combined Leading with Confidence/Women on Boards Workshop led by (Leduc) Karen Melnyk, Leadership expert and (Calgary) Lea Wiens, Sport for Life Consultant


To register for the conference in Calgary click on this link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-women-in-soccer-conference-calgary-tickets-43858917202


To register for the conference in Leduc click on this link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-women-in-soccer-conference-leduc-tickets-43853098799


Thank you in advance of your support of this initiative by the Alberta Soccer Development of Women in Soccer Committee.


Best Regards,



Carmen Charron
Program Coordinator
Alberta Soccer Association

t: 780 378 8104 | e: programs@albertasoccer.com

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