Dr. David Telles-Langdon, B.A., M. Ed., Ph.D., Ch.P.C.
Director of Coaching

David Telles-Langdon is the Director of the National Coaching Institute in Manitoba, an associate professor and the chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Health at the University of Winnipeg. David teaches various courses in the Sport Coaching program, including sport pedagogy, motor learning and sport ethics. His research interests encompass a variety of areas related to the impact of coaching and coach education on athletes’ sport experiences. David’s vast education includes a PhD in Cognition and Learning at the University of Western Ontario, a MEd in Coaching Studies from the University of Victoria and a BA in Sport Coaching from the University of Winnipeg. He is a recognized Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC) through Coaches of Canada (formerly the Canadian Professional Coaches Association), a graduate of the National Coaching Institute (NCI) in Victoria and a certified Level 5 Sailing Coach through the original National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

His personal experience with sport includes campaigning internationally in the 470 and Flying Dutchman classes beginning in 1974, retiring following the 1980 Olympic boycott. David has spent 18 years coaching sailing in the summer and working in the winter as a professional ski patroller/alpine ski instructor north of Vancouver, British Columbia. Turning to full-time coaching in 1992, David coached provincial sailing teams in Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia. He was also Soling class coach with the Canadian Sailing Team from 1992 to 1994. Retiring from coaching in 1998, he began a new career in coach education, managing the multi-sport apprentice coach practicum program during the 1999 Pan-Am Games.

His experience and involvement in sport does not end there. David has also served on the boards of Coaches of Canada since 2005, the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba from 1998 to 2016, Coaching Manitoba since 1994, the Advisory Panel on Healthy Children and Youth to the Federal Minister of Health and on the Advisory Panel on Children’s Fitness Tax Credit to the Federal Minister of Finance. As the chair of the professional practices committee with Coaches of Canada, David has had the opportunity to serve on a number of panels adjudicating/resolving a variety of issues arising from coach-parent-athlete-sport organization interaction. He’s also a regular presenter in the community, speaking out on sport parenting and sport ethics.

David’s extensive experience, knowledge, involvement and practice in sport continues to make a tremendous contribution to the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba.


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