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Press Release: #GITG18 Headliner Lineup Confirmed

The countdown is on until the 11th Annual Get in The Game Symposium on Nov. 23-24th at the Holiday Inn in Burlington, ON. This event is aimed at providing development opportunities as well as a forum for grassroots softball stakeholders to continue to improve our sport. Softball Ontario is very excited to announce this year’s headline speakers, each of which bring a different angle and wealth of knowledge on Softball skill development.

This year’s sessions will offer coaches a chance to gain up to 5 NCCP PD points, 3 points as a result of Saturdays sessions.

2018 Headline Speakers

Dr. Nick Wattie

Assistant Prof & Sport Scientist at UOIT

Dr. Nick Wattie earned a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (BPHE) and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Life Sciences from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, before completing his master’s degree in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University in Toronto, Ontario. With the funding support of a Carnegie Centenary Bursary and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship, he went on to complete his doctorate at Leeds Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. After earning his PhD, he returned to Canada to carry out a postdoctoral fellowship at York University.

We Talkin’ Bout Practice

9:45AM- 10:30AM Saturday 24th, 2018

Scientific look at representative task design (Practice design and how people learn)

Kiri Langford

Strength and Conditioning Coach with Canadian Sport Institute

Kiri Langford is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).  After finishing her Honours B.Sc. specializing in Kinesiology and Health Sciences at York University in 2015, Kiri attended LIT-Limerick Institute of Technology in Ireland, to complete her Masters in Strength and Conditioning.  For her dissertation, she conducted a motor learning study investigating video analysis and the hockey shot.

Melissa Basilio

Assistant Coach / Manager – Women’s National Team Program

Melissa Basilio has been a part of the Softball Canada Women’s National Team Coaches Staff since 2009. Melissa attended 4 years at University of Delaware and was named to the Second Team All-Colonial Association in 2002 & 2003 with honours. Those same years she was co-captain. Melissa was an outstanding defensive third baseman and was known for her quick glove and strong arm. Her Coaching resume includes: Winthrop Eagles, Assistant Coach with the Markham Tigers and Assistant Coach with St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School.


10:45AM- 12:30PM Saturday 24th, 2018
Topic 1- Arm health/proper activation
Topic 2- Defensive skills- gaps and progressions

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For more information on the Get in The Game Symposium contact Nathan Didone at or (416) 426-7150.

Don’t pass up on this great opportunity to get 5 NCCP points with the All Access In-person Pass (All sessions) $18!

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