Dana has received accolades for her amazing work growing the game for girls by being named by the Toronto Star as one of the top 12 Canadian Change Makers, Canadian Baseball Networks top 100 list of most influential Canadians in the Sport and also named an RBC Woman of Influence and awarded a 2021 Meritorius Service Medal but the Governer General of Canada.
00:13 Intro and Dana’s background
02:52 The rise of Canadian Girls Baseball
04:22 Effects of the pandemic on growth of sports programs
07:00 Outcomes and Adaption to Covid restrictions for sports programs
09:25 Demand for youth sports camps resulting from Covid online fatigue
13:36 Keeping girls motivated about sports as they grow older
14:47 Catering sports camps for 3-4 year old kids to keep them engaged
17:33 Certifying coaches for girls baseball
19:14 Differences between coaching boys VS girls
23:46 Expanding Canadian Girls Baseball into British Columbia and other areas
29:34 Should kids participate in outdoor sports during the pandemic?
33:32 Online activities if in-person sports are restricted this summer
39:20 Parent response to Covid limitations
43:57 Using kid’s feedback to build sports programs
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