Gilmore Junio will host the awards banquet, where we will celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of the 2017 Sport Recognition Award recipients and the 2016 Athlete and Team of the Year Award winners.
Concussion is a significant injury that can impact an athlete in many ways beyond their sport experience. As recently highlighted at the Governor General’s Conference on Concussion in Sport, we can and must do better. Prevention is the key as there is no cure for this injury. Sport organizations have a duty of care to protect their participants, but what does that mean when it comes to concussion? Concussion policy development is challenging in a sport environment, but it doesn’t have to be a headache. An effective concussion policy is an important element of quality sport programming. Not only can it reduce the risk of concussion to athletes but also helps to promote healthier return to practice and performance. There is no “gold standard” policy that is appropriate to apply across the different sports and levels of competition. However, there are 5 key elements that, when included in a policy, are known to be effective in reducing injury risk and support healthy return to play. This presentation will review the rationale for developing a comprehensive approach and the internationally consistent and evidence-based components that should be included in every sport organization’s concussion policy. Additionally, the presentation will include a checklist, based on the 5 key elements, for session attendees to evaluate their organization’s policy or use to develop one.
Join us to understand the critical role of sport in ensuring a safe environment for Canada’s youth beyond the field of play. Canada’s NCCP coaches are central to the quality sport delivery. The environment surrounding the playing field needs to match expected standards with appropriate processes to protect youth. Learn about three key initiatives to protect the participant experience through three key themes in the rule of two; screening and education.
*Participating NCCP Certified Coaches and Coach Developers will receive 1 NCCP PD Point!
Join us for the Closing Luncheon as we celebrate the achievements of provincial Event Hosts and Alberta’s Olympian’s and ParaOlympians. Mark Tewksbury will host this event and will be sure to share his experiences and tell a few stories from Rio 2016! You won’t want to miss the closing of the 2017 Alberta Sport Leadership Conference!