Learn how to enhance your business model through a clear understanding of who your customers are and how to create the right approach in the non-profit world which meets your needs. This session will provide you with a toolkit of options when evaluating how to make certain you keep the system effective.
*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.
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.
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.
Injury is a clear threat to quality sport programming and a lead factor in sport withdrawal for young people in Canada. Where, when, why and to whom injuries occur in recreational and high performance sport remains largely unknown. In the modern environment where basic technology allows instant sharing of information across the globe it is unacceptable that collectively we do not know a simple count of how many concussions, ACL, or broken arm injuries occur in organized sport programming in Canada. Further, the lack of granular information precludes organizations from implementing strategies to create safer pathways to performance and improve the overall experience of the athlete. Preventing injury is not about eliminating the fundamentals of the activities, but rather enhancing the strategic operation of the organization to provide the best possible outcome for athletes within the parameters of that activity. Measuring injury is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure injury, you can’t understand, control or improve it. This presentation will highlight a Canadian solution – Play Safe Injury Tracker – that leverages today’s technology to provide a free web-enabled platform for sport organizations to address the gaps described earlier. The online tool was developed through extensive multi-sector consultation and has been successful in tracking injury at multi-sport and single sport competitions. Together we can build a national injury surveillance strategy to enhance the Canadian sport system and drive quality experiences for all participants.