Coaches’ Conference

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SCA Annual Coaches’ Conference

September 17th & 18th 

Hall E, WTC Saskatoon at Prairieland

This year’s conference will provide expertise from international, national, and local professionals as well as our annual coaches social, giving you a unique opportunity to learn new skills, grow and develop your program, and  network with others in our cheer community!

The focus for this conference is preparing for comparative scoring and  sessions focused on skills training in stunts and tumbling. There will also be many professional development sessions on inclusion, safety, and strength training. For our Coaches in Training, there will be specialty sessions designed with their learning in mind!

We are SO excited to bring everyone together this year to connect, lead, and inspire each other as we head into the 2022-2023 season.


Early-Bird Registration – $100 – Ends AUGUST 31!
Regular Registration – $125

Non-SCA Members – $150

The 2022 SCA Coaches’ Conference is one you won’t want to miss!

The SCA subsidizes our annual coaches’ conference in order to keep our fees as low as possible for our members. Admission includes access to all scheduled cheer and performance cheer sessions with a variety of presenters, admission to the coaches’ social Saturday evening, catered lunch on both days, coaches’ gift, access to our cheer vendors, and much more!


After Saturday’s sessions, the coaches’ social brings together the SCA board of directors, conference presenters and fellow coaches for an evening of appetizers and socializing following our AGM.  Coaches are encouraged to attend this unique opportunity to network with others from within our Cheer Community. The SCA is excited to announce that our long-time sponsor Charmaine Wintermute has graciously donated a $200 WestJet gift card as one of our amazing door prizes for this year’s social! Many other sponsors have been sending in door prizes including: Cheer Expo, Dancer’s Den Dancewear, All About Dance and the SCA. 


The Hampton Inn Saskatoon South is happy to offer a rate of $129/room plus applicable taxes for our conference.  The SCA has a block of rooms reserved until August 31st so be sure to call before then to secure this great rate.  The Hampton Inn is conveniently located 7 minutes from Prairieland Park  and we encourage our out-of-town guests to take advantage of this great location.  Call 306-665-9898 option 0 and mention the Group Code: “CHA”  to make your reservations.


Schedule subject to change, please check back often for updates! Download a printable version of the schedule here!

Guest Presenters

Coach Lain

As a performance coach, Coach Lain seeks to help athletes of all ages, skill levels, and experience understand themselves and their skills better, and gain the confidence they need to outperform ANY fear or performance anxiety. Confidence is a skill just like any other – it needs to be nurtured, cultivated, and exhausted!!! In doing so, you can learn to fully trust yourself and your technique, even when your logical brain tries to tell you otherwise. Confidence, in any thing you seek to do, is a direct correlation to understanding, and understanding comes through repetition and technique drilling. 

Coaching high-performing athletes is the responsibility of the community, not the sole individual. Coach Lain provides training services for coaching staffs and parents in spotting technique, skill drilling, dynamic coaching, and performance psychology.

Coach Lain is based in Northern California, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Click here to visit coach Lain’s website!

Erin Walline

Erin has been involved in Allstar cheerleading since 2008 with Alberta Cheer Empire in Edmonton Alberta. She was an athlete on Alberta Cheer Empire’s Royalty All girl 6 (now called level 7) up until 2018. She was able to compete at Worlds since 2013 with that team and had made it through to finals 3 times. She also had the pleasure of competing in China representing Canada as well as in Mexico with a very well known team, Smoed, from the California Allstars.

Erin has been coaching Allstar cheerleading for the last 14 years in all levels ranging from level 1 to level 7. Her biggest passion inside of coaching is helping kids of all ages learn life skills and lessons through sport that help them in their everyday lives.

She feels she is lucky enough to be so involved in cheerleading that it has become her full time job as a Director at Alberta Cheer Empire for the last 4 years.

Alanna Upright

Alanna is from Edmonton, AB and has been actively involved in cheerleading for 15 years and has been leading teams to the World Championships since 2015 in divisions such as Global Coed 5, International Open 5, International Coed 5 and International Open Non-Tumble 7. She also was a coach of Team Canada Academy in the 2021/22  season.

Alanna is passionate about driving a team culture of positivity, hard work and dedication with her athletes and values the importance of mastering technique of progressions before advancing to higher level skills.

Trent Rempel

Trent graduated with his Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Saskatchewan in 2013. Prior to that, he completed his Bachelor of Science (Physiology) in 2009 and his Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2011. He currently works as a physiotherapist with Donald Physiotherapy in Saskatoon.  Trent is involved in an ongoing study of biomechanics, rehabilitation, and concussion management. He is a University of Saskatchewan Huskies Cheerleading Alumni from 2004-2006 and has been competing with Warman Ultimate Cheerleading as part of their IO6 and IO5 teams in 2017/18, 2018/19, and most recently 2021/22 seasons respectively. He is an active member of the cheerleading community with teaching, program development, and providing medical coverage at events across the province.

Mary Battersby

Mary (She/Her) is a special education teacher in Saskatchewan. She earned her Masters Degree in 2014 where she focused on behaviour challenges in children. Her involvement with the SCA began in 2007 as a dance judge. Since then, she has been a Judging Director and Member at Large on the SCA executive, Dance/Performance Cheer Judge, and Judges’ Administrator. 

Jill Martin


Jill danced for a total of 14 years in what has seemed like every style under the sun both recreationally and competitively. She has trained, competed and performed at various places throughout North America. She has taught dance for 9 years both recreational and competitive, coached competitive pom for 7 years and additionally coached scholastic and all star cheerleading as well. Coaching is her passion and she is so excited to work with an incredible group of individuals to make this season a blast!



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Alissa Stewart

Alissa Stewart is from Regina, Saskatchewan and is the full time executive director for the Saskatchewan Cheerleading Association. Alissa has a strong background in dance and cheerleading with over 20 years experience as a performer, athlete, coach, and official. Recently, Alissa was selected as the Cheer Canada performance cheer officials trainer and assisted in developing the Cheer Canada performance cheer scoresheets and scoring methodology. 

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