Coaching Association of Canada

Nancy Oliver

Hometown: Northern Bay, NL

Sport: Badminton

Current role in sport: Manager and coach

List your current NCCP Training/certification:

  • Fundamental Movement Skills – Community Leader
  • Softball Community Sport – Ongoing Participation Clinic
  • In Training Regional Coach Badminton

Current occupation: Teacher. Instructional Resource Teacher.

Education: BBA, BEd and Med

Coaching History: Softball was my life growing up. When I came back from University, I would coach during the summer and at the school level. I introduced female softball into the school where I teach. I have coached a number of sports and grade levels at the school, basically any sport that needed a coach. Three years ago, we had badminton training which I did and started a badminton club in my area. I now have a large number of players and 4 of them are part of Badminton NL, trying out for the Canada Games. We have been to Quebec and Toronto this year for tournaments and going to London, England for training. Badminton has picked up and the students really enjoy it, which makes coaching them most enjoyable.

Currently Coaching: Badminton, Grade 7-12. Softball 5-14 and Grade 7-12 school teams. Track and Field grade 7-12.

Fun Fact: I am so short I can walk under the badminton net.

What you do with your free time: Geocoaching