High School Clubs and Volunteer:
- Leadership Camp 2010-2011 and 2011-2012
- Live It Up Program 2011-2012
- Link Crew for 2012-2013
Kayla runs a weekly ‘Tournament Training” every Sundy for athletes who want to take their training to a higher level for competition. She covers everything from:
- Goal setting
- How to prepare mentally before competition
- Scoring System
- Ring Management
- What judges look for
- How to conduct yourself at a tournament
- Fine tunes movements in all patterns
- Covers different sparring techniques and strategies
Coaching is a large part of Taekwon-do when you are a black belt. Kayla continuously teaches junior belts their patterns and coaches them in sparring. Kayla will often be completely responsible for teaching classes of up to 35 students of all different belt levels and ages ranging from 5-55 years old. She is able to adjust her class program to who is attending that particular class. No two classes are ever the same. Being accommodating, flexible, and confident, motivating, respected by peers and knowledgeable in the sport are just some of the qualities that Kayla has acquired over the years.
Travelling to different clubs and schools is something that Kayla is being asked to do more frequently. She loves to share her experience of training and then competing at the World Championships. She has so many positive messages that anyone can relate to and implement into their own lives. Since Kayla is so passionate about what she does, public speaking is very easy for her.
At tournmanets Kayla is qualified to be a centre referee and can judge anyone up to 2nd degree black belts. She is the coach for Team Blackburn at tournaments and is responsible for coaching all the athletes as they compete if she is not judging.
When Kayla was at Cedarview Middle School she showed her leadership skills by volunteering with the junior volleyball team before/after school. Kayla also attended their tournaments to assist with coaching and supporting the girls. She is a wonderful role model that the younger girls admire.
Kayla was also part of the Phys-Ed program where she volunteered in helping tournaments run smoothly for either setting up the gymnasium, score-keeping or refereeing.
Kayla has also volunteered as a camp counselor for her Uncle, Jim Davidson’s Summer Hoop basketball camp in North Bay. She loves playing with and encouraging the kids. She has had a lot of experience working and coaching people with autism and down’s syndrome of all ages.
Community and Charity Work
Kayla participates in demonstrations at malls, helps with fundraisers for Diabetes, CHEO and Heart and Stroke Foundation in the community.
Fundraiser for CHEO – Kayla is wearing the Tiger Mascot Costume. Her brother makes sure she doesn’t fall over!
As a child, Kayla demonstrates patterns in the parking lot of the local grocery store
Board Break-a-Thon to raise money for CHEO
Kayla sings National Anthem at Fundraiser Tournament for Diabetes