Coaching Training and Leadership Conference

Oct. 15, 2021

Little League Alberta is proud to announce the Coaching Training and Leadership Conference, which will be held on November 19th to November 21st at the Delta South Hotel in Calgary, Alberta. 

The theme of the event is: 



We are promoting the conference as a fantastic opportunity for coaches, officials, and parents of all sports to join the experts and receive firsthand knowledge of how to become a better coach, teacher, and leader, while dealing with youth in sports.


Registration is now open by clicking on the following link 

Pricing for the conference is as follows: (Little League Members would have received an invite letter with promo code)

 Conference & Banquet $249.00 

  • Conference only $199.00 
  • Banquet only $80.00 
  • Individual sessions $25.00 each (presenters and topics are subject to change) NOTE: These are for at the back of the and no food is included. 

 We hope all Leagues and Districts in Alberta will send individuals to the event who will lead opportunities within your League.  We hope you will make the effort to bring coaches to the event.  

This Coaching Conference is not only for baseball coaches as the speakers will be looking to focus on all aspects of coaching. 

Speakers and Topics (TBD)


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The Conference will be following the RESTRICTIONS EXEMPTION PROGRAM.

Proof of Vaccination: Accepting valid paper copy or QR code, Medical Exemption must provide the original exemption letter and provide a negative test within 72 hrs of the event. 

Masks are to be worn at all times except when eating or drinking. 

Thank you for your cooperation to make this conference a success. 


Hotel Booking Information

  • Delta Hotels Calgary South for 139 CAD per night


Additional nights are available pre/post event dates. Please create a reservation within the Event dates and contact the Hotel to extend your stay.



Revised as of November 2nd, 2021. 

2021 Presentation Schedule: **Note- Presenters and Topics subject to change**

Friday, November 19 

 1700-2100:        Registration in the Atrium foyer  

1900-2000:  Session 1 Jeff Krushell (Krush Performance) Athlete Development for Player Performance: Creating Coachable Players

2000 -2100: Session 2  Eric Young (Atlanta Braves) Raising a baseball player  & other coaching tips 

2100-2300: Meet & Greet Social in Rundle Room 

Saturday, November 20 

0830-0930:  Session 3 Corey Bentein (Chestermere baseball) & Geoff  Freeborn (Babe Ruth Baseball) 

  Outfield Play Fundamentals/ Youth Pitching 


0930-1100:  LLA Board of Director Meeting  

0930-1045:  Session 4 Miki Kawahara (Babe Ruth)- Throwing & Catching  Don Von Hollen (Canuck Catching) - Youth catching fundamentals

1045-1100:  Health Break 

1100-1200: Session 5  Greg Morrison (Medicine Hat Mavericks)- Hitting Drills 

1100-1200: Little League Girls Committee Meeting Part 1 

1200 -1300:  LUNCH   Keynote:  Dale Tilleman & (AABC/Detroit Tigers) AABC Programs & Connecting them to youth baseball 

1300 - 1400:  Session 6  Jeff Krushell - The Recovery Game: Athlete & Player Management

1300-1400: Little League Girls Committee Meeting Part 2 

1400 -1500:  Brad Johnston (UIC LLC) LLA Umpires Summit - Retentions of Umpires

1400-1500 Session 7 Mike Frostad (Atlanta Braves) -Assessing Injuries & the needs of Athletes 

1500-1515:  HEALTH BREAK

1515 -1700:  LLA Umpires Summit - Recruitment of Umpires

1515-1630: Session 8 Bruce Walton (former MLB player) & Eric Young (Atlanta Braves) - Stories that help to become  better coaches & better people 

1630-1715: Session 9  - Jeff Krushell (Krush Performance) Performance Programming: Any Age - Any Level

1830-1900: COCKTAILS


1900-2100:  Conference Dinner & Awards 

 Baseball Jeopardy Competition  



Sunday, November 21 

0900 - 1000:   Session 10  Drew Miller (Coyote’s Den) & Lande Edmiston (Calgary Little League) - Hitting Drills & Practice Organization  

0900 - 1045:  Kevin Kvame (President/CEO LLA) LLA Umpires Summit - Administrative issues and processes  

1000-1045: Session 11 Tara Sylinski (Baseball Alberta) - Coaching Girls &  Developing Pitchers 


1045-1100:  HEALTH BREAK  

1100-1200: Wayne Kurtz (UIC LLA) LLA Umpires Summit - Assignments & Training Programs 

1100-1200: Session 12 Mike Frostad (Atlanta Braves) & Jeff Krushell (Krush Performance) - Keys/Importance of understanding & implementing Long Term Athlete Development


1200-1300: Lunch - Atrium Keynote: Les McTavish (Vauxhall Academy& Philadelphia Phillies Scout) Keeping Positive & Realistic Expectations while Coaching as well as parenting a youth player 

1300-1315:  Conference Wrap up and Thank You's  

Registration of Delegates in Atrium 

1315-1345: Steve Bagnell (LLC President) LLC Governance Presentation 

1345-1500: LLA Annual General Meeting 


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