Competition is an important part of the sport experience. Finding the right competition experiences are critical to positive athlete and team development. This session will introduce the concept of meaningful competition and how sport leaders can examine their competition structures and formats through a meaningful competition lens.
This session will examine how the Alberta Sport Development Centres (Calgary and Capital Regions) have successfully implemented a sport science program across the diverse provincial sport system. Details will be shared on the strategic partnerships that have been established and why this program achieves outcomes related to both the Alberta Sport Plan and other provincial & national objectives. Shared experiences from both the ASDC’s and the PSA’s perspective, will highlight how these partnerships have been able to enhance the sport science services available to Alberta’s identified athletes and coaches. A short Q & A will end this session to provide other PSA’s with an opportunity to explore these types partnerships.
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!
Quality sport experiences include developmentally appropriate rules. This session will outline the relationship of meaningful competition with the rules of the event, game or tournament. Do the rules in your sport and in competition reinforce the long-term athlete development stage priorities? Sport leaders including board members, officials, and coaches will understand that rules are important for safety and fairness but also for athlete development.
Concurrent Session 2D – Pathway to Safety and Risk Management: Approaches to Creating a Safe Environment
This session will highlight some key initiatives that are important in meeting the standards expected of sport governing bodies by parents, players and society in general. With the implementation of these initiatives also come challenges and the session will identify some of these challenges discussing ways that they can be mitigated. Finally the session will investigate some new approaches to managing risk within sport.
Inclusion and equity for girls and women in sport is a growing priority for funders, governments, and society at large. It can also be an effective strategy for expanding the pipeline of participants, coaches, officials, and leaders. Aligning your organization with these priorities and this potential will help to position your sport for greater long-term success. This session will explore the efforts, impacts, challenges and learnings of two PSOs that have introduced initiatives aimed at improving gender equity in their sport. Drawing on these insights, the session will highlight key approaches that leaders and organizations can take in advancing their own initiatives.