Current Coaching Position: Head Coach, RERA RUSH, a U-16 Junior A Ringette Team; Head Coach, Host Team, 2010 U-16 Western Canadian Ringette Championships
CAC Program Involvement: Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program
Mentor: Brian Timmerman
“Danielle has a fantastic career as a ringette athlete and official. With National Coaching Certification Program Level 2 training, she has demonstrated a commitment to coaching that bodes well for the future of ringette. We know she will continue to be a part of Manitoba Ringette’s provincial team program, and is a strong candidate to play a head coach role in future Games.” – Greg Guenther, Director of Coaching, Sport Manitoba
Danielle has been actively involved in ringette for over 30 years as an athlete, official, and coach. She has also played softball, soccer, and a number of other sports.
Danielle has been coaching for 10 years, starting at the grassroots in ringette. She currently coaches an Interlake team that finished fourth at the 2010 Manitoba Winter Games, a U-16 team that won the 2010 City of Winnipeg playoffs, and a third team that will compete at the Western Canadian Ringette Championships.
East St. Paul, Manitoba
• Degree in Justice and Law Enforcement, University of Winnipeg
• National Coaching Certification Program, Level 2 certification and Competition – Introduction advanced gradation in ringette
Expectations of the Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program
“I am hoping to gain more knowledge and experience of coaching at a higher level of ringette. My mentor coach, Brian Timmerman, is a very successful and well-respected coach. I want to learn more about his approach and strategy with the athletes and the game. I am also looking forward to getting together again with this great group of women who are also taking part in the apprenticeship program. This is going to be a great experience.”
Greatest achievement: Coaching Team Manitoba U-14 to the silver medal at the 2009 Western Canadian Ringette Championship.
Source of motivation: My family, especially my 14-year-old daughter, Elise, who always gives it her all in everything she does, never gives up, and never complains.
Greatest wish: To be head coach of the 2015 Canada Winter Games Team Toba ringette team.