The Athlete Development Matrix (ADM) provides a sport curriculum that will ideally lead to training processes that are intentionally designed to meet stage appropriate objectives. Assessment should provide evidence that athletes have improved in relation to identifiable objectives of LTAD and the ADM. This session will highlight meaningful competition as a vital form of assessment and evaluation of athlete outcomes, aligning competition with the sport curriculum (ADM) is a clear priority for LTAD.
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.
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.
Before coaches can maintain their certification, they need to be certified! In the competency-based NCCP, coach conversion rates from “trained” to “certified” status continue to be a focus of the partnership. This session will look at sport examples of effectively preparing coaches with the required skills and knowledge to get evaluated. As an added bonus, see how the Locker VIP Reports can be used to support this process.
*Participating NCCP Certified Coaches and Coach Developers will receive 1 NCCP PD Point!
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.
Critical to the success of any strategic plan is how effectively the organization tracks progress. Tracking methods must be easy to work with and updates on progress must be easy for everyone in the organization to understand. In this workshop you will work through practical methods of tracking progress that are intuitive and easy to share with key members of your organization. You will never waste another strategic planning exercise again as the tracking method will be built into your strategic plan!!
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!