Clinics (London Bandits)


DS1 Certified Coaches check out our next presentation in our Coach Certification Maintenance Series.

Professional Development points: 3 Spaces are limited. 
For more information or to register, please contact Sionainn Pryce Hynes 

  • The G.L.H.A. and the London Junior Knights would like to invite you to attend Critical Thinking for Coaches, a professional development workshop with Dr. Angela Schneider,Associate Professor, Western University, School of Kinesiology.
  • Critical thinking is often defined as the mental process of actively and skillfully perceiving, analysing, synthesizing and evaluating collected information through observation, experience and communication that leads to a decision for action.
  • In coaching education there is frequent reference to critical thinking and to the significance that it has in daily coaching practice. The main critical thinking skills in which coaches should be exercising during their training are: critical analysis; introductory and concluding justification; valid conclusions; distinction between facts and opinions; evaluation the credibility of information sources; clarification of concepts; and recognition of conditions.
  • Coaches, when learning and applying critical thinking skills, should develop independence of thought, fairness, perspicacity in personal and social level, humility, spiritual courage, integrity, perseverance, self-confidence, interest for research and curiosity.
  • Critical thinking is an essential process for the safe, efficient and skillful coaching practice. Good coaching education adopts attitudes that promote critical thinking and mobilizes the skills of critical reasoning.

When: Wednesday, March 28th
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Nichols Arena, London Ontario
Cost: Free

About the presenter: Angela Schneider graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1982 with a degree in kinesiology and philosophy.  Dr. Schneider has a Master’s degree in both subjects, which she acquired in 1984 and 1986 respectively.

Dr. Schneider competed for Canada on the international rowing stage, finishing fourth in the coxed eights at the 1983 World Championships and medaling in the 1984 Summer Olympics, where she won silver in the coxed fours. Switching back to the eights, she captured bronze at the 1986 Commonwealth Games. Her final major international tournament was the 1986 World Championships, where she and her bronze medal-winning eights crew placed fifth.

Dr. Schneider retired from active competition in 1986 and pursued a Ph.D. in ethics and philosophy, which she earned in 1993. She immediately took up a position at the University of Western Ontario, where she became an Associate Professor in 1997, specializing in the philosophy of sport. In addition to research, she has also served as the Director of both the International Centre for Olympic Studies and of Ethics and Education for the World Anti doping Agency.


The GLHA will be hosting DS1 Coaching clinics on the following dates, if interested please contact Scott Knight.

Clinic Dates

August 26-27 – Western Fair
September 16-17 - UWO 
October 15-16 - UWO
November 18-19 – UWO Coaching Clinics 

** Respect in Sport (RIS - formally called Speak Out) is also required for those wishing to Coach
** You can find the course on the Alliance website

RIS is offered as an on-line course only. Proof of completion will be required. Other on-line clinics can be found on the Alliance web site.

The following clinics are currently offered

Respect in Sport (Formally Speak Out ON-LINE ONLY)
TK1 - Trainers level #1
Trainers Re-certification

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