Experts Speakers

  • All
  • Adapted and Inclusive Physical Activity
  • Coach Development
  • Coaching Female Athletes
  • Community Sport Development
  • Competition Review & Restructuring
  • Durable by Design
  • Inclusion for Aboriginal Participants
  • Long-Term Athlete Development
  • Mental Health
  • Organizational Development
  • Physical Literacy Expert
  • Program Evaluation
  • Sector & Community Engagement Strategies
  • Sport Specialization
  • Sport System Building
  • Istvan Balyi
    Istvan Balyi
    Long-Term Athlete Development Architect
  • Richard Way
    Richard Way
    Long-Term Athlete Development and Sport for Life Architect
  • Andrea Carey
    Andrea Carey
    Adapted and Inclusive Physical Literacy
  • Dr. Paul Jurbala
    Dr. Paul Jurbala
    Long-Term Athlete Development and Physical Literacy Expert
  • André Lachance
    André Lachance
    Long-Term Athlete Development
  • Dr. James Mandigo
    Dr. James Mandigo
    Physical Literacy Expert
  • Dr. John Cairney
    Dr. John Cairney
    Physical Literacy Expert
  • Dr. Dean Kriellaars
    Dr. Dean Kriellaars
    Physical Literacy Expert
  • Dr. Vicki Harber
    Dr. Vicki Harber
    Long-Term Athlete Development Expert
Istvan Balyi
Long-Term Athlete Development Architect

Istvan is an architect of the Long-Term Athlete Development framework and is a Planning and Periodization expert on which he’s published over 75 articles and chapters. His series on Long-Term Athlete Development and periodization have both been published in Australia, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Within Canada, Istvan has worked with 17 different National Teams as a high performance advisor and planning and periodization consultant. Istvan is a national and national Long-Term Athlete Development advisor. Internationally, he has lead program development in the United States, South Africa, England, Ireland, Sweden and the Bahrain.

Richard Way
Long-Term Athlete Development and Sport for Life Architect

Richard is the CEO of the Sport for Life Society and an architect of the Long-Term Athlete Development Framework. Richard has facilitated the use of Long-Term Athlete Development for over 30 sports in more than 50 countries, and co-authored the book, Long-Term Athlete Development, with Istvan Balyi and Colin Higgs. Richard serves on the faculty of the Institute for Global Studies at the University of Delaware. A thought leader on physical literacy, Richard is a founding member of the International Physical Literacy Association. Additionally, he was the Director of Sport for Vancouver’s successful 2010 Winter Olympic Games Bid Corporation, a former commission member of the International Luge Federation, and former executive of the Canadian Luge Association. Richard represented Canada in nine Luge World Championships and was an All-Canadian West soccer star for the University of Calgary.

Expertise

  • Long-Term Athlete Development
  • Physical Literacy 101 and 301
  • Sport Specialization
  • Sport System Building
  • Sport for Life

Past Presentations

  • Health Matters
  • Clinton Foundation
  • International Coach Enrichment Certification Program
  • USOC
  • Sport for Life Canadian Summit (12x)
  • NOCs (15x)
Andrea Carey
Adapted and Inclusive Physical Literacy

Andrea is the Director of Operations and Special Projects for the Sport for Life Society. She is passionate about getting more Canadians active and building physical literacy throughout the lifespan, and is a consultant working on a variety of inclusive projects across Canada. Through her previous role at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence, she operated a world-leading high performance facility while building quality, inclusive programming that aligned with the Sport for Life Long-Term Athlete Development Framework, and established a national reputation for physical literacy programs. She has a BA in Leisure Service Administration and a MEd in Leadership Studies. Andrea shares her volunteer time by contributing as a Board Director for the Canadian Paralympic Committee (for the past five years) and a Board Member of KidSport Greater Victoria.

Expertise

  • Inclusion for Disabilities
  • Inclusion for Aboriginal participants
  • Physical Literacy

Past Presentations

  • International Physical Literacy Conference (Inclusion Stream Coordinator & Presenter) (June 2015)
  • Canadian Sport for Life Conference (Presenter 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016)
  • Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance "Sports Events Congress", Academic Paper Presentation (April 2005)

Press Releases

 

Dr. Paul Jurbala
Long-Term Athlete Development and Physical Literacy Expert

Paul is the Director of Knowledge of the Sport for Life Society. He runs his own consulting and management business, communityactive consulting, where he develops strategic and governance plans, Long-Term Athlete Development plans, and competition reviews for national and provincial sport and multi-sport organizations. Paul holds a M.Sc. degree in Exercise Physiology and a PhD in Sport Management, which focused on change and decision-making in sport organizations.

Expertise

  • Organizational development
  • Community sport
  • Organizational change
  • Long-Term Athlete Development
  • Coach development
  • Physical Literacy
  • Program evaluation
  • Strategic planning

Past Presentations

  • The New Coaching: Rethinking Sport Coaching to Develop Physical Literacy (2015-6)
  • Meaningful Measurement: Evaluation That Works in Sport and Physical Activity (2014-6)
  • Helping Change Happen (2014-6)
  • Talented or What? (2013)
  • Twilight of Talent, Dawn of Potential (2012)

Articles

  • "What Is Physical Literacy, Really?." Quest 67.4 (2015): 367-383.
    "Good Forms: The New Shapes of Not-for-Profit Organizations."
  • The Philanthropist 24.4 (2012): 283-294. (With Ian Bird) "The Sport Matters Group:" Un-organizing" the Future of Canada's Not-for-Profit Sector." The Philanthropist 23.3 (2010).
  • "Fixing the Broken Middle: Making the Canada Games an Effective Instrument for Long Term Athlete Development." (2007).
  • Sport for Life Publications: Active for Life: Durable by Design (Editor, 2016).
André Lachance
Long-Term Athlete Development

André Lachance has been with Baseball Canada since 2001 serving as Business and Sport Development Director and Head Coach of the Women's National Team. Part of his responsibilities are around Coach Education and Long-Term Athlete Development. André is also a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa. Having served as a board member with the Coaching Association of Canada for several years, André has also led several CS4L Summits on Competition Review and has helped several organizations on Long-Term Athlete Development implementation, competition reviews and other related projects. André also works internationally on Long-Term Athlete Development.

Expertise

  • Long-Term Athlete Development
  • Competition Review
  • Athlete Development Matrix
  • Branding
  • Coach Education
  • Strategic Plan

Past Presentations

  • Hockey Sense World Cup of Hockey Town Hall
  • Meaningful competition Webinar
  • European Baseball Coaches Association Seminar
  • World Baseball Softball Confederation Women's Baseball Clinic
  • Baseball Québec Coaches Convention
Dr. James Mandigo
Physical Literacy Expert

James Mandigo is currently the Vice Provost at Brock University.  His expertise lies in developmental issues pertaining to sport and physical education. His current research pertains to the use of sport and physical education to develop life skills and the development of physical literacy amongst children and youth. James has also led a number of international projects in the Caribbean, El Salvador and Guatemala focused upon the development of healthy schools, physical literacy, and violence prevention. He is currently working with the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Olympic Values in Education Program (OVEP) to help integrate Olympic Values through sport and physical activity.

Expertise

  • Physical Literacy
  • Life Skills

Past Presentations

  • Invited keynotes include: Ontario Physical Literacy Summit, International Physical Activity and Exercise Science Conference, Association of Physical Educators of Quebec Conference, Olympic Values Education Program Summit, National Healthy Schools Conference, International Physical Literacy Conference, Guatemalan Sport for Development and Peace Conference
Dr. John Cairney
Physical Literacy Expert

From 2002 to 2008, Dr. Cairney held a Canada Research Chair in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He was the inaugural holder of the McMaster Family Medicine Research Chair in Child Health at McMaster and the founding Director of the Infant and Child Health (INCH) lab at McMaster University (www.inchlab.ca). Dr. Cairney was President (elect) of the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry from 2009 to 2015. He is currently the President (elect) for the North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine (NASPEM). Active in publishing (200 peer-reviewed publications; 4 books), Dr. Cairney sits on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health and BMC Pediatrics. Over the past 5 years, he is held in excess of $5 million dollars in research funding. He is Editor-in-Chief of Current Developmental Disorders Reports (Springer Publishing). Dr. Cairney has also done extensive consulting work for the Ministries of Child and Youth Services, Health and Education in the province of Ontario in the area of child health and development.

Expertise

  • Physical Literacy
  • Motor development
  • Developmental disability
  • Paediatric exercise
  • Mental health
  • Adapted physical activity
  • Epidemiology

Past Presentations

  • Invited Presentations:
  • “Physical Literacy and Global Development in Children.” #PhysEd Global Summit. Interactive Online presentation (August 27, 2016)
  • “Physical Literacy - What is it? Can we measure it?” Ontario Physical Literacy Summit. Ancaster, Ontario (September 1, 2016)
  • “Motor coordination and child health: understanding the connections.” North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA). Montreal, Quebec (June 18, 2016) (keynote speaker)
  • “What are the psychosocial aspects of DCD?” International Consensus Conference for recommendations in Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Stockholm, Sweden (May 30, 2016)
  • “Physical Literacy and the Developing Brain: Connections and Implications for Intervention.” Physical Activity and Brain Development Workshop, Whitby, Ontario (November 20, 2015)
  • “Motor Ability, Physical Activity and Cognition in Early Childhood: From Fundamental Movement Skills to Physical Literacy.” Movement as a Window to the Developing Brain Symposium, Ottawa, Ontario (September 19, 2015)
  • “Physical Literacy and Child Development: Expanding the Horizons.” Invited Speaker for the International Physical Literacy Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia (June 16th, 2015)
  • “Thinking Movement: Using Physical Literacy to Improve Health AND Learning in Children and Youth”. Physical Literacy Summit. Calgary, Alberta (March 10, 2016) (keynote speaker)
Dr. Dean Kriellaars
Physical Literacy Expert

Dr. Kriellaars is a faculty member of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy. He is a member of the Spinal Cord Research Centre and a scientist of the Children’s Health Research Institute. His Human Performance Laboratory has numerous students and staff directed to undertaking research on physical literacy, exercise, physical literacy. Dr. Kriellaars has been awarded two major university teaching awards, national and international awards for scientific research and innovation. Dr. Kriellaars has received two University of Manitoba Presidential Outreach awards for meritorious community work, and recently was awarded the Campbell Award for longstanding community service. He was named as the co-chair of the Premiers Council on Healthy Living for the province of Manitoba. He works with Canadian Sport for Life, PHE Canada, the Sport Medicine and Science Council of Manitoba, as well as the RCMP on community wellness initiatives. He also undertakes extensive research in performance enhancement and injury prevention in the high performance circus setting at the National Circus School and Cirque du Soleil.

Dr. Vicki Harber
Long-Term Athlete Development Expert

Vicki is Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta from the Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation.  She is a member of the Sport for Life Management Group and Leadership Group, and is helping to shape athlete development programs for young females across Canada.  She holds a Sport Nutrition diploma from the IOC and sits on the board for the Edmonton Sport Council.  In 2011 and 2012, Vicki was honoured by CAAWS as one of the Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity. She was a member of the 1980 and 1984 Canadian Olympic Rowing team.

Expertise

  • Coaching female athletes
  • Athlete Development
  • Using collective impact to invoke change

Past Presentations

  • Female Athletes keynote at CASEM Victoria (May 2016)
  • Athlete Development Matrix at AB Sport Leadership (April 2015)

Press Releases

  • CAAWS - Actively Engaging Girls and Women and Injury Prevention Female Athletes Infographic


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