2021 NSGA Junior Golf Education Workshops

Join us this April as Golf, Fitness, Nutrition and Mental Performance professionals share their expertise for the first NSGA Junior Golf Education Workshop via online webinars.

The NSGA has partnered with the Canadian Sport Center Atlantic – Sport Science program to bring together leaders in sport development to discuss the pillars of performance, and how to take your game to the next level.

The 2021 NSGA Junior Golf Workshop is a great opportunity for juniors (14+ years of age) of all abilities to come together to learn from some of the top coaches in Atlantic Canada on how to succeed along the path to becoming the best possible golfer you can be.

All Webinars are free of charge!

***Must have a valid Golf Canada membership number.***

Click here to Register  

If you have any questions regarding the workshops, please contact Anne Balser.


Meet Your Coaches!

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Melissa Allen – Dietitian (CSCA)

Melissa joined the CSCA team in 2018. Originally from Alberta, Melissa has called Halifax home since 2010. Melissa’s area of expertise is Dietetics. Melissa focuses on Nutrition for the Women’s Canoe/Kayak, plus some nutrition work with IST.

Melissa has a professional interest in working with athletes to discover the increased mental, physical and performance potential proper nutrition can provide. Melissa also believes in working with coaches, parents, and athletes to remove the stigma of “good” and “bad” foods.

Melissa is passionate about working in sport because she has seen how it can increase confidence, bridge gaps, create passion, develop teamwork skills and improve our overall health.

When not at work, Melissa can be found either running in the woods, riding her bike or out on her skate skis.

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Travis Dorsey – Strength & Conditioning (CSCA)

Travis, originally from Newport Beach, California, joined the CSCA team in 2019 as a Strength & Conditioning coach.

Travis is passionate about working in sport because the amount of work an individual puts in to better themselves will reflect their performance. Travis enjoys working with athletes because they are driven and have great work ethics.

Travis take a professional interest in performance analysis/monitoring aspect in high performance sport.

When not working with athletes, Travis can be found fitting in his own workout, outdoors, or spending time with family and friends.

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Dr. Lori Dithurbide – Mental Performance Consultant (CSCA)

Lori started with CSCA in 2012. Her area of expertise is Mental Performance. Lori has always been fascinated with how people are able to perform their very best under pressure. She finds working with high performance athletes incredibly rewarding; Lori loves helping athletes work towards achieving their goals.

Dr. Lori is no stranger to the competitive golf world. A member of Ashburn GC, Lori is quite the competitor and plays in many local field days and provincial championships each summer.

When Lori is not at work, she can be found at a sporting venue. She enjoys golfing in the summer, curling in the winter, and spending time with family and friends.

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Anne Balser – NSGA Technical Director PGA of Canada Member

From Digby, N.S, Anne started playing golf before she can remember. During her junior days, she spent her summers traveling across the province competing in numerous field days and NSGA events.

Anne attended the University of Victoria in BC and played on the women’s golf team. During her time there she captured 11 individual titles, including Golf Canada’s University College Championship. She also represented Team Canada four times, twice at the FISU Games and twice at the World University Golf Championships.

Now, back home and working with the NSGA, Anne strives to bring opportunities for all those interested to learn about and excel in the game golf.

More about the CSCA

Our Mission

We are a collaborative and magnetic organization that partners with coaches, athletes and organizations in the pursuit of excellence.    

The CSCA has developed partnerships and implemented programs that have helped build Atlantic Canada’s high performance sport structure, and has led to sizeable Atlantic Canadian Olympic/Paralympic contingents at recent Games, notably in Beijing and London.

The CSCA is represented in the four Atlantic Provinces with offices in Fredericton, Charlottetown, St. John’s, and Halifax. Presently, hundreds of athletes in the region benefit from the services provided by the CSCA and its staff.

For more information on the CSCA, click here!