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.
Take a journey with the Canadian Olympic Team to see the most impactful and successful ways they engage their consumer audience on social media.
Through this case-study, we will examine practical ways that you can create and/or resource exciting and entertaining content to engage your audiences, as well as new communication tools for your organizations, coaches and teams to work better and more efficiently together.
You’ll walk away from this session with concrete examples, tools and inspiration that will cause you to take action that has you communicate effectively through new media, leading to better engagement with your teams and audiences.
The workshop will explore the power of NCCP coaching qualification minimum standards in competition on the field of play. This session will focus on describing the value and impact of coach certification on quality sport delivery. Learn about aligning NCCP certification with the level of competition and LTAD, as well as standards of competition when it comes to legislation. Hear about successful practices of sports who have aligned coach requirements with the level of competition , the positive impact of coaching requirements on the field of play, as well as explore what the potential impact is if requirements are not established nor met.
*Participating NCCP Certified Coaches and Coach Developers will receive 1 NCCP PD Point!
Sport organizations and teams benefit from looking back and assessing their performance. If done properly it provides an opportunity to celebrate success, encourage the continuation of effective behavior and, possibly most importantly, address what is standing in the way of organizational goals. In this workshop participants will learn how effective assessment can take place in the world of sport where stakes are high, egos are in play and resources may (or may not) be limited. Learn how to create a simple framework that allows you to plan, grade and celebrate!
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.
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.