CAS Annual Meeting and Development Conference 2024 May 27/24

Attention Coaches - Registration is now open for the 2024 CAS Annual Meeting and Development Conference taking place September 20-22 in Montreal (exact venue location to be confirmed). The conference will run fully days (9-5 approx) on Friday and Saturday, with a shorter day planned on Sunday (9-2 approx) to accommodate departures. Coaches should plan to arrive Thursday night or early Friday morning. The coach registration fee for the conference sessions is $250. If coaches wish to stay at the host hotel (once confirmed) and/or have meals included this information will follow and will be an additional cost. More information to come on this.

Topics in discussion to be coverered include: 

  • Competition pathway/National Championship qualification processes for all participants
  • Athlete mental health
  • Marks starting from height
  • Coaching rotations - tips and techniques
  • Stretching the scale - giving/receiving low and high marks
  • How to add variety in routines while keeping a high degree of difficulty - The art of choreography in the new system… and tricks
  • How to better integrate communication and education within each province as well as across the country
  • How to increase height and quality of movement while keeping the difficulty in a routine.
  • CAS Athlete report cards - data sharing
  • New Difficulty Table (Fall 2024) - changes for 2024-25 / other rules updates
  • Acrobatics catalogue revision (Fall 2024) - changes for 2024-25
  • New system in Canada - dropping DD vs Base Mark / managing protests
  • Canada Games 2025 updates/information

A survey will also go out to gather more requests from coaches on topics they would like to have discussed at the conference. 

Registration can be found on the Course Calendar page: