Laurentian University coaching clinic

Jun 6, 2010

Laurentian University Men's Basketball Program in Sudbury will host a full day coaching clinic on Saturday, June 26th, 2010 from 9am to 5pm (registration/check-in at 8:30am) at the Laurentian University Ben Avery Gymnasium in Sudbury.

The clinic is targeting all coaches who want to continue to learn the game of basketball so they may better educate and teach their players. The focus of this clinic will be on the high school level with progressions from elementary through to the university level.

The clinic will include ten 30-40 minute on court sessions of coach education and development with top notch coaches from all over the province.

Coaches include:

Shawn Swords

Shawn Swords is entering his fourth year as Head Coach of the Laurentian Voyageurs Men s Basketball team. The native of Ottawa, Ontario has made the transition to the coach's role after playing 10 years of professional basketball overseas and over 100 international games for Canada, including being a member of the 2000 Olympic team in Sydney, Australia and 2003 FIBA Americas Olympic Qualifying team. Swords was an instrumental part of team Canada second best record of 5-2 in the Olympic tournament and was a starter with the semi-finalist team in 2003.

Mark Walton

Mark Walton was the Canada Basketball Head Coach for National Elite Development Academy (NEDA). Under his tenure they were were the First Canadian team to go undefeated on an International Tour in France during March 2009. Walton is the only person ever to have played for and coached an Ontario High School Men's Basketball Championship team: 1968 as a player and 1984, 1994, 1998 as coach. All seasons were undefeated and lead to a #1 ranking in Canada. Coach Walton was elected a Member of University of Guelph Hall of Fame in 1985.

Peter Campbell

Peter Campbell is in his 23rd year as a Head Coach in the CIS including 15 years at Laurentian University. Three years ago he led the Golden Hawks to CIS Final Ten tournament for the first time in 28 years. Campbell has been named both CIS and CCAA Coach of the Year and is a seven-time OUA East and one-time OUA West Coach of the Year. His teams have won 2 OUA Championships and made 7 trips to the CIS Championships. Campbell has also coached provincial and national teams. The Golden Hawks have qualified for play-off competition in each of the last seven years.

Brad Hann

Brad Hann was the co-coach of the Cambrian College Men's Basketball team during the 2005-2006 season and continues as the current head coach of the Golden Shield men's basketball program. Cambrian men's basketball team has made two playoff appearances since beginning of his tenure as head coach. Coach Hann was elected Cambrian College Athletics Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2009. Hann is also a Laurentian University Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee (2007).

Mike Clarke

Mike Clarke enters his 8th season as the Laurentian Lady Vees Head Coach with a veteran team and a great deal of optimism. As an NCCP Level III coach, he has amassed a great deal of experience in elite-level women's basketball. Mike made the move to Northern Ontario after four highly successful seasons at Langara College in Vancouver. He guided the Lady Falcons to an overall record of 106-36 (.750), 1 Provincial Championship, 2 CCAA National Championship appearances and earned BCCAA Coach of the Year honors in 2000. Mike has also been very active in Elite Development Programs. He was the Assistant Coach of the BC U-19 Provincial Team that captured gold at the 2001 Canada Games, and in 2002 Head Coached the BC U-17 Team (Silver Medal 2002 National Juvenile Championships). In addition, Mike has coached at the Basketball Canada Centre for Performance in BC (2001-2002) and Ontario (2003, 2004).

Mary Collinson

Mary Collinson has coached for 21 years of the Lasalle Secondary Lancers Basketball in Midget, Junior & Senior girls. During her career she has won sixteen Division 1 City Championship titles, 8 NOSSA titles, 2 OFSAA Championships and over 60 Basketball Tournament Championships. Collinson also coached boys & girls for 10 years with Ontario Basketball s Elite Player Development Program (PDP) in Bantam (BDP), Midget (MDP), & Juvenile (JDP) and her teams have competed at the Provincial Championships & the Ontario Summer Games.

Andrew Lalonde

Andrew is currently a Point Guard playing for the Laurentian Voyageurs Men s Varsity basketball team. In 2004, Andrew was invited to the Ontario Basketball Development camp for elite athletes in Toronto and led the team in scoring at MDP Camp with 22 pts per game. In 2005, he was invited to Basketball Canada s Centre of Performance for final tryouts, which included the top 60 players ages12-18 across Ontario. In 2006, Andrew was named MVP for Senior Boys Basketball for the Lancers and led the team to City Champions & NOSSA finals. In 2007, he received the Senior Boys Athlete of the Year Award, MVP for Senior Boys Basketball (Captain) & MVP for Senior Boys Track & Field. Andrew was also named Co-Rookie of the Year for Laurentian University Voyageurs Basketball Team in 2008.

Kristine Lalonde

Kristine Lalonde is currently playing for the University of Vermont Women's Basketball Team. From 2004 to 2008, Kristine was selected to Basketball Canada s Elite Centre of Performance Program (CP). In 2005 and 2006 , she was selected to Team Ontario U15 Provincial Team. In 2007, she attended Junior National Team Tryouts (U19), and was a National Champion at U17 Canadian Championships in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2008, she competed and won 4 International games in Paris, France against 3 teams including the U18 French National team. She was invited to Nike All Canada Camp and was selected as one of 5 Top Prospects in Canada Kristine was recently selected by The Sudbury Star as one of top 10 people to watch for 2010 and was inducted into Lasalle Secondary School's Lancer Sports Hall of Fame.

Sessions include ball handling, defense-individual and team, closing out, individual shooting, one on one skills-perimeter and post, fast break series/drills, rebounding/boxing out, pick and roll, three on three basketball, question and answer at the end of each session and much more. Laurentian University varsity players will assist with the on court demonstrations.

The cost of the clinic is $100 due before or on Saturday, June 26th or the Early Bird Price of $75 if pre-registered by June 14th. For students wishing to watch and learn the cost is $ 75 or the Early Bird Price of $50 if pre-registered by June 14th. A t-shirt, pizza/salad/fruit lunch and handouts are included. There will be draws for free gifts at the end of the clinic (must be present).

For out of town coaches accommodation is available at the LU West University Residence for $40 plus taxes (air conditioned apt. with 4 individual bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, common room, internet, bedding and towels). Please note request on registration form.


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