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.
Jim Moss, gold-medal winning, Lacrosse Hall of Fame athlete and recent Canadian Innovator of the Year, will describe how we all can be happy and high-performing people in work and in life. Jim will share how his personal experience resulted in post-traumatic growth versus post-traumatic stress and inevitably leading him to become an expert in psychological capital, otherwise known as the HEOR traits (Hope, Efficacy, Resilience, Optimism). Jim will teach attendees how to build up their own HERO skills to that they too can be happier, higher performing and handle life’s stress more effectively.
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.
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.
An update on the latest evidence on the detection, assessment and treatment of sport-related concussion will be presented. The output from the recent 5th Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport that was held in Berlin in October of 2016 will be shared and new tools that have been developed will be shared with the group through a practical session and case examples.
2016 was a banner year for women and sport in Canada, but statistics reveal that we are still far from having a sport system that is fair and equal for girls and women. Where do we go from here? This session will provide a review of the current landscape and the key factors that are informing CAAWS’s (Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport) vision as the leading voice for women and sport in Canada. Through discussion, participants will have a forum to explore the major themes and to provide input to the strategic direction for women and sport, both nationally and provincially. Participants will leave with greater insight into the landscape and opportunities to advance this topic in 2017 and beyond.