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Brock expertise equips new grad for teaching profession

The ultimate applause of a Convocation ceremony is a trademark second, capturing the enjoyment of graduates’ success thus far and brilliant hopes for his or her futures.

For girls’s hockey gamers Mia Landry (BA ’23), that future features a profession teaching the following era of feminine athletes.

Landry was one of many first of 95 graduating student-athletes to cross the stage throughout Brock College’s 113th Convocation. She graduated on Monday, June 12 with Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Empowered by the management expertise she acquired as a student-athlete, Landry took on the position of assistant coach with the ladies’ hockey group at Ridley School, a personal boarding and university-preparatory faculty in St. Catharines.

She may even start engaged on a Grasp of Science in Utilized Well being Sciences diploma at Brock this fall with a concentrate on sports activities psychology.

“Brock has opened quite a few doorways for me. The Hockey Canada program has given me a pathway to obtain wonderful mentorship via quite a few coaches,” Landry stated. “Extra importantly, it has been a possibility to be part of the St. Catharines neighborhood as a coach and position mannequin for younger feminine hockey gamers.”

Landry, who performed protection, made essentially the most of her time in Brock Sports activities. As a member of the Brock ladies’s hockey group, she had the chance to enroll in Hockey Canada’s Creating Coaches program the place she labored with the Brock Jr. Badgers U13 group.

She additionally helped the Brock ladies’s hockey group make program historical past by profitable its first ever Ontario College Athletics (OUA) Championship title and enrolled within the Brock Sports activities Efficiency (BSP) internship program as a Scholar Efficiency Coach working instantly with varsity athletes.

BSP, the Badgers’ high-performance program, designs periodized coaching packages for the following era, varsity, nationwide {and professional} athletes.

“The teaching expertise and information I’ve realized throughout the BSP internship have correctly outfitted me for my subsequent pursuit,” she stated. “I’ve at all times had an curiosity in teaching. Being part of the BSP has allowed me to develop my educating expertise and additional develop my ardour for serving to others enhance.”

Landry’s private progress objectives embrace studying methods to coach successfully, develop management expertise and make significant connections.

“Mia’s vitality and eagerness to be taught was evident from day one. She would at all times be the primary to volunteer for any extracurricular teaching alternatives that we supplied,” stated Lead Sport Efficiency Coach Vicki Bendus. “This accelerated her growth and gave her useful expertise which rapidly grew her confidence to be in entrance of teams and lead.”

The expertise motivated Landry to acquire a certification for Psychological Efficiency Consulting and set out for a profession creating the following era of feminine hockey gamers.

Landry grew up enjoying hockey within the small neighborhood of Gowanstown, Ont., situated two hours west of Toronto.

In 2020, she transferred to Brock College after enjoying NCAA hockey in the US.

On the time, Landry wasn’t capable of go to the campus earlier than enrolling as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

She relied as an alternative on the recommendation of her mom Lori Frew (BA ’90, BEd ’90) and cousin Kelsey Smith (BPhEd ’18, BEd ’18), who performed ladies’s rugby for the Badgers.

“I knew from their experiences that Brock’s student-athlete tradition and the campus’ intimate-feel could be an ideal match for who I’m,” Landry stated. “Brock surpassed my expectations and has been a life-changing expertise with transformative alternatives.”

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