Do you think that only coaches are involved in periodization? Sport Leaders are important decision makers and have a significant role to play in placing competitions at the right time of the season. This session will provide an overview of why competition calendar planning is critical to the development of athletes at all stages and will highlight how sport leaders can be instrumental in strategic placement of priority competitions. “The Peridiodization of the Competition Calendar” workbook will be used to provide a quick view of a process that will highlight important decision points for the Sport Leader. This session will examine:
- Purpose of competition by stage
- Training to competition ratios;
- Developmentally-appropriate frequency, volume, and intensity of training and competition;
- Limited number of priority competitions each year on which to focus;
- Development of athleticism by allowing adequate time to be spent on physical preparation and recovery.
In this presentation, Richard will share how Nova Scotia’s “Get More from Sport” project came about. Richard will focus specifically on how Sport Nova Scotia took innovative steps to redefine collaboration between key PSO’s (Soccer Nova Scotia and Hockey Nova Scotia) and what role AFL played in this process.
Richard will then address how National organizations like Hockey and Baseball Canada, in collaboration with AFL engaged in leveraging the bold “Get More from Sport” campaign to further promote physical literacy and LTAD principles across Canada.
The purpose of this presentation is to spread wise practices to create a “new normal” for sport in Alberta by identifying and engaging the real decision makers and by working together for greatest impact.