Call for Papers | “Diversity & Inclusion”: Coach New Brunswick Beyond Coaching Conference | Saint John NB, Canada, September 29th, 2017. Call ends 2017-07-19

The Beyond Coaching Conference invites abstract submissions from various sport backgrounds that consider, but are not limited, to the unique challenges, barriers, and solutions for minority groups, as well as those with mental and physical health challenges. Submissions will be accepted as of June 12th, 2017 with a deadline of July 19th, 2017.

Coach New Brunswick is the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representative for the province of New Brunswick and delivers the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), which is recognized as the top standard of training and certification for coaches in Canada. The NCCP was created by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) as a way of improving the quality of coaching across the country.

The Beyond Coaching Conference takes place in New Brunswick at the end of National Coaches Week, which is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. Additionally, it provides an opportunity to recruit new coaches and to educate the community of why quality coaching is needed.

Coach NB’s vision is for everyone to have access to quality coaching and enjoy a positive sporting experience through all stages of life. The Beyond Coaching Conference is geared towards providing coaches with the tools and opportunities to promote our vision. At Coach NB, we celebrate and encourage coaches to go Beyond Coaching as it is they who develop New Brunswick’s youth, families, and communities. This year the Beyond Coaching Conference will focus on diversity and provide coaches with the tools and knowledge to prevent barriers and ensure that everyone is able to enjoy a positive sporting experience. For example: Providing a safe sport environment and support for those facing mental health issues; equality for both genders; supporting LGBTQ athletes in sport; coaching in the Francophone community; and/or Indigenous coaching. A quality coaching experience builds the future social, industry and community leaders. Quality coaching and sport attracts and keeps families in communities as employees and consumers. This extends to creating vibrant and enriched families, communities, the province and the nation.

Format & Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts are specifically intended to outline a poster presentation for the Welcome Reception networking & information portion of the conference (September 29th, 2017).
  • Abstracts should be approximately 150 words in length and include the presentation title, author’s name, affiliation, and contact information
  • Abstracts are submitted via e-mail to
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