Dan "Coach Kaz" Kasperski

Founder, Kaz Coaching & Consulting Inc. and The Yard Play Program


Robbins-Madanes Strategic Intervention Life Coach Course2014

Bachelor of Science Degree in Telecommunicative Arts (TCA), Iowa State University • Ames, IA • 1991

Iowa State Athletic Department • Academic Athlete Award Winner -1988 • 1989 • 1990 • 1991

Second Team All Big Eight Academic Team

Playing, Coaching, Athlete Development Experience - over 30 years with experience at grass roots, youth, high school, Provincial, University/NCAA, National, International and Pro sport levels in multiple sports and multiple high performance programs, sport academies/institutes and working as a Coach Mentor/Specialty Skills instructor/NCCP course facilitation with organization like Hockey Canada, Hockey Alberta, SHA, Baseball Sask, Sask Volleyball and many Saskatchewan First Nations Tribal Councils.

Technical Skills - Hockey Coach Stream Trained • Hockey Coach Stream Trained Learning Facilitator • Baseball Certified Level 1 Coach • Legacy Learning Facilitator Baseball Initiation Coach • Soccer Community Coach Trained Soccer Youth Training Practical 2/Evaluation Technical 2 • Multi-Sport Instruction • Physical Literacy Instruction • Sport Specific Instruction • Life Skills Instruction • Family Counseling for Life in Sport

Certifications from International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) - Youth Fitness Specialist - Level 1, Youth Nutrition Specialist, Mental Toughness Course, Certified Speed & Agility Specialist, Youth Athletic Assessment Specialist

SPIDERfit Kids Certified - Powerful Play Course - The Ultimate Guide to the Foundations of Youth Fitness and Physical Literacy

Hi everyone, Coach Kaz here!

I was fortunate to play, coach and scout in two sports professionally as well as develop athletes for 20+ years all over the world working with groups like Hockey Canada, the Australian Institute of Sport and the Seattle Mariners.

I created The Yard YQL (The Yard) in honor of my Dad. My Dad took his own life 26 years ago. It was the same night that I made my first pro hockey team and was named assistant captain. The Yard is dedicated to the memory of my Dad because I choose to remember the best about my Dad. It was when we played as a family that we had the most fun! My Dad was a great guy and helped a lot of kids play through giving away equipment at our small town sporting goods store.

I am carrying on that tradition with a goal to help thousands of kids ages 4-14 find affordable play programs and have more fun!

When I look back, not only did play accelerate my sport skills but my fondest memories were playing with my Dad, family and friends. I believe that if we had played more together as a family, things may have been different. I designed The Yard programs on these principals;

  • Teach kids, families and communities to connect and strengthen bonds through play!
  • Provide affordable play programs for ages 4-14 in a fun, safe and positive environment!
  • Help parents schedule time to play and connect more with their kids!
  • Play programs that feature sport, healthy competition & movement games!
  • Kids, families & communities that play together, stay together!
  • It takes a village to raise a child!

I invite you to contact me if you believe in this kind of approach to work and play with families and kids, if you want to become involved, if you want to bring The Yard to your community as a business opportunity or if you have any questions! I look forward to connecting with you and please reach out to me at any time.

I also invite you to Come and Play at The Yard! 

Dan "Coach Kaz" Kasperski

Tim & Andrea Sandul


Awesome people and family as well as amazing Business Coaches and Book Keeping Specialists! Their child has been in the programs too and they can't wait to invite their friends and families to play together at The Yard YQL!

Trent Fujita

Vista Radio

An amazing guy! Media, marketing and advertising advisor extraordinaire! Marketing the programs to his local community contacts and friends in Lethbridge and area. 


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