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Sport Nova Scotia – Halifax, NS – With the Royal Canadian Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships fast approaching in August in Ste. Therese, Quebec, athletes across the province will soon be running, throwing and jumping their way to achieve team standards to be named to the team. The NS/NU Legion Command and Athletics Nova Scotia have established a new, supportive and collaborative framework to work in the best interest of the athletes.  As a first task for 2016, they have been busy compiling the best coaching and support staff possible to help these athletes be the best they can be at the Championships this year.   

Jonathan Doucette, the Manager of Coaching and Technical Development at Athletics NS has been selected as the head coach for the team and is eager for the job. “I am very excited to be leading team NS/NU to the National Championships in St. Therese, QC. These championships are the premiere track and field event in Canada for athletes aged 14-17 and I look forward to working with staff and 38 of Nova Scotia’s top track and field athletes”.

This year’s Midget Youth team coaching staff is composed of four coaches with a wide variety of training and experienced backgrounds (including 1 former Olympian) to create a well-rounded staff to support the needs of the athletes. The coaching staff includes;

Head Coach – Jonathan Doucette (Halifax)

Team Coach – Lauren Duke (Lakeview)

Team Coach – Daniel MacDonald (Merigomish)

Team Coach – Adrienne Power (Halifax)

Head Coach, Jonathan Doucette summed up this coaching staff by saying “We have assembled an outstanding coaching staff who will prove to be outstanding mentors and will help create a lasting impact on these developing athletes. The primary goal of the staff is to create the best possible athlete experience and I am eager to work toward this goal with them.”

Supporting the coaches and athletes will be a team of four support staff.   These individual bring a range of knowledge and experience and all are enthusiastic to be joining the 2016 team.   This support staff includes:

Manager/Chaperone – Marjorie Schmidt (Thorburn)

Chaperone – Ryan Elmore (Middleton)

Chaperone – Brenda Morrison (Sydney River)

Chaperone/Developmental Coach – Nathan Burris (Harmony)

“I am excited to have been chosen to return as chaperone for a second year and I look forward to working with the staff and athletes this summer both in St. Therese and at home leading up to the Championships” states Ryan Elmore, chaperone.

For more information contact:

Anitra Stevens

athletics@sportnovascotia.ca

(902) 425 5450 ext. 339