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Building the Train to Train Adolescent Athlete (half-day)

The Train to Train stage is typically associated with the adolescent athlete and is a critical time for athlete development. The adolescent athlete’s life is full of competing priorities, such as school, school sports, multiple sports participation, social life, and work. During this stage they also begin going through puberty, which is a great challenge…
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Are We There Yet? A GPS for Sport for Life – Long-Term Athlete Development (half-day)

This workshop will explore ways sports can monitor Long-Term Athlete Development implementation at the national, provincial/territorial and community levels. Participants will learn how to use the Sport for Life "scorecard" to measure success factors, track progress and better understand current government funding models. We will discuss how planning, "logic models" and evaluation can guide Long-Term Athlete…
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Developing and Using the Athlete Development Matrix (half-day)

This workshop will have two points of emphasis, depending on how advanced the participating sports are with their Long-Term Athlete Development Models. Most sports, through the process of creating their sport-specific Long-Term Athlete Development Model, have developed a comprehensive ‘skills matrix’ detailing the capabilities required for athletes at each stage. For those sports, the session will…
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Long-Term Athlete Development Activation (half-day)

This workshop focuses on advancing the Sport for Life - Long-Term Athlete Development work from concept to activation within your own organization. You will examine research, tools and templates needed to assess your organization’s Long-Term Athlete Development readiness and explore strategies for integrating Long-Term Athlete Development within your organizational planning and operations. This workshop aims to guide…
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Competition Review & Restructuring – Advanced (full-day)

Advanced Competition Review & Restructuring is available in a full-day format for NSO workgroups that are already in place and ready to get to work. Groups must be familiar with the Competition Review project, and at least on group member must have attended a half-day Competition Review & Restructuring workshop already. This workshop will focus on…
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Competition Review and Restructuring for Sport Organizations – An Introduction (half-day)

This half-day workshop is perfect for Sport Leaders at the local, provincial or national levels who are just getting started with their competition review and restructuring. Participants will be introduced to reasoning as to why competition restructuring is important for athlete development. This will include discussions about key concepts, including using developmentally appropriate and meaningful…
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Periodization (half day)

Simply put, periodization is time management. As a planning technique, it provides the framework for arranging the complex array of training processes (skill development, strength training, regeneration) into a logical schedule to bring about optimal improvements in performance. Participants in this workshop will be introduced to the principles of contemporary periodization. “What is periodization?” will be…
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Long-Term Athlete Development: An Introduction (half day)

Whether you’re involved in the sport, recreation, health or education sector, you can help to integrate the Long-Term Athlete Development Framework across Canada. Long-Term Athlete Development is a multi-stage training, competition and recovery pathway that guides an individual’s experience in sport and physical activity from infancy through all phases of adulthood. This workshop will provide…
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Newcomers

The Situation in Canada By 2030, immigration will account for all of Canada's net population growth. Cities across Canada are being transformed by immigration, and these demographic trends will undoubtedly impact Canadian sports. Grassroots and professional sports organizations need to find ways to appeal to this diverse new audience. How Sport for life Supports Newcomer Sport…
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Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway Workshop

Friday, December 16, 2016 Victoria, B.C. – The Sport for Life Society and Aboriginal Sport Circle invites you to attend the Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway Workshop on January 24, prior to the 2017 Sport for Life Canadian Summit. The workshop is designed to help sport and physical activity organizations across Canada enhance their understanding…
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