Leaders in Exercise and Athletics Program (LEAP)
Catholic Central High School
As a multi-sport athlete, Wendy Glover chose to pursue playing soccer in university. It was there that she focused on Kinesiology, Child Development, and becoming a Health and Physical Education Teacher/Coach. Upon entering the field, she has dedicated her 20+ year career to approaching teen athletes as future contributors to sport through education, community involvement, and mentorship. She has written Health and Wellness, and Sport Management courses for the Ontario Ministry of Education, and many programs to support the holistic development of the athlete. Over 400+ AthLeaders have been through this program and have been empowered to contribute to sport in Canada. Wendy is also a Mentor Coach with the Coach Association of Ontario.
Creating Future Coaches, Officials, and Sport Developers with Teens Aged 15-18.
Wendy wanted to improve the coaching community. She created an innovative #AthLeadership program to recruit and train teen athletes to be future coaches in the province of Ontario.
Learn how she developed pathways for all athletes regardless of ability in 10th-12th grade that want to be leaders through sport in their community.
AthLeaders assist in HPE classes, with youth sport teams, get certified as coaches, and officials, and organize local tournaments, sports camps, and charitable events. Gaining coach certification is the foundation, leading to much community involvement.
Through this program AthLeaders gain many industry certifications, and dozens of volunteer community service hours in areas of sport individualized for them. Over 400+ athletes have been through this program and have been empowered to contribute to sport in Canada.