University of Manitoba Bison Women's Basketball Head Coach Michele Sung (Hynes) has been invited to join Canada Basketball at the 4th annual Women's High Performance Technical Summit in Toronto, December 6-9, 2016.  She will be one of nineteen coaches, technical leaders, and performance analysts from across the country at the event set for Humber Lakeshore, in Toronto.  

Michele commented, “I’m excited to take part in the Technical Summit again this year. It is a great opportunity for me to continue to grow as a coach and be around some of the best coaches in the country. I feel very lucky that Basketball Manitoba and the University of Manitoba continue to support my professional coaching development.”

"We’re now in the beginning of a new Olympic cycle and it’s important to take this time to reflect on the past four years and set our cultural and technical direction for the next quad.  The overall goal is performance on demand and consistent podium performance at the Olympic Games," said Denise Dignard, Director, Women's High Performance.

As a key investment in professional development, coaches from all levels of women’s high performance will be in attendance. The summit has been fundamental to growing the depth and scope of the coaching pool to a world-class level, using the program’s Gold Medal Model.

“Developing world-class Canadian coaches is one of our goals. We’re proud to have 13 U Sport coaches involved at this year’s summit, as they are an integral part of our coaching and technical leadership team,” added Dignard.

The summit will be led by women's high performance program technical staff members, including:

  • Mike MacKay, Performance Manager
  • Steve Baur, Performance Analyst and Senior National Team Assistant Coach
  • Agnes Borg, Manager Youth Player Development
  • National Team Head Coach, Lisa Thomaidis and Assistant Coach Baur will share lessons learned from the team's 2016 Olympic preparation and performance.
A full list of attendees can be found below. 

Sunny AhluwaliaDWNT Performance AnalystSurrey, BCN/A
Steve BaurSWNT Assistant Coach/WHP Performance AnalystWolfville, NSCanada Basketball
Michele BelangerDWNT Assistant CoachMississauga, ONUniversity of Toronto
Agnes BorgManager Youth Player DevelopmentToronto, ONCanada Basketball & Ontario Basketball
Albena Branzova-DimitrovaWHP Pool CoachMontreal, QCUQAM
Carly ClarkeU18/19 Head CoachHalifax, NSRyerson University
Nick DeAdderU18/19  Performance AnalystCanning, NSAcadia University
Andre DesjardinsWHP Pool CoachGloucester, ONLouis Riel SS
Jodi GramWHP Pool CoachMarkham, ONBill Crothers SS
Michele Sung (Hynes)WHP Pool Coach / Performance AnalystWinnipeg, MBUniversity of Manitoba
Fabian McKenzieDWNT Head CoachGlace Bay, NSCape Breton University
Nate McKibbonWHP Pool CoachDundas, ONMount Royal University
Claire MeadowsU18/19  Assistant CoachBrantford, ONUBC Okanagan
Ryan NguyenPerformance AnalystMarkham, ONN/A
Dani SinclairWHP Pool CoachVictoria, BCUniversity of Victoria
Jeff SpeedyDWNT Assistant CoachFredericton, NBUniversity of New Brunswick
Ryan ThorneU18/19  Assistant CoachMontreal, QCMcGill University
Lisa ThomaidisSWNT Head CoachSaskatoon, SKUniversity of Saskatchewan
Chantal ValleeWHP Pool CoachWindsor, ONUniversity of Windsor

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