Pre and Post Conference Workshops

Pre and Post Conference Workshops for the 2018 Sport for Life Canadian Summit

Combined Aboriginal Coaching Module and Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway Workshop

Facilitated by: Greg Henhawk & Dustin Heise

This joint workshop combines the Aboriginal Coaching Modules and Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway in a unique way to provide participants with training on both professional development training tools. The workshop is designed to help Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal sport and physical activity coaches and leaders across Canada enhance their understanding about how to support Aboriginal participants and athletes in their coaching and programming.

It will spend time developing an appreciation of Aboriginal culture and how that culture plays out in terms of engagement and sustained participation through the sport system. It will also provide participants with an understanding of the role of sport in Aboriginal communities, how to positively influence the community in which you coach, and helping those you coach make healthy lifestyle choices. The workshop will outline the key elements that need to be considered when coaching, as well as planning, developing and implementing programs for and with Aboriginal peoples and communities. This includes a focus on responding to racism in sport and supporting the physical, mental, spiritual and cultural needs of the individual to maximize their experience in sport and physical activity. Participants will learn how we can adjust the competition pathway and some of the policies within the sport system to ensure that we create a clearer pathway for Aboriginal participants and athletes.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be trained in the NCCP Aboriginal Coaching Modules and the Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway.

This workshop is a collaboration between the Aboriginal Sport Circle, Coaching Association of Canada and Sport for Life Society.

Date: January 26-27, 2018
Time: Friday 9:00 - 5:00pm; Saturday 8:00 - 12:00pm

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Building a Positive Performance Environment for Female Athletes

Facilitated by: Vicki harber

Effective training, competition and recovery programs promote strong athletic performances. Female athletes experience unique injuries and conditions that may interrupt their training and competition schedules. Although most of these injuries or conditions are preventable, some athletes will lose valuable training time or miss important competitions due to these injuries. For some the consequences are more extreme; early exits from sport or reduced lifetime involvement in physical activity are common outcomes. This session will discuss key features of creating a positive training environment for your female athletes and provide specific prevention strategies that will develop and maintain the health of female athletes.

Date: January 23, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm

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''Count me In'' Coaching Module

''Positive Behaviour Management in Sport''

Facilitated by: Justine Simmons and Meredith gardner

Count Me In is a 3-hour workshop* that educates coaches and instructors on best practices for including children and youth within sport programs. Learn to cope with challenging behaviour in a group setting and empower children and youth to self-regulate by providing a supportive environment.

1. Learn how to identify possible triggers when youth are challenged to participate.
2. Learn strategies to help support an individual to follow directions and regulate their own behaviour.
3. Learn what to do when more action is needed by communicating with parents about behaviour, and recognizing if an invisible disability might be the root cause.

Interactive activities have participants thinking about how they can integrate the strategies within their own coaching practice. Social activities, large and small group work, written work, self-reflection, games, PowerPoint slides, videos, audio recordings, and mini whiteboard activities are integrated throughout the workshop.

Additionally, the following handouts are used as take-home references:

1. Count Me In Coaches' Check List - for coaches to use to gather and record information
2. INCLUDE handout - seven recommended strategies form the basis of the training
3. Talking to parents - guidelines and examples of phrases to use
4. Further Resources - a listing of further reading and information links

Count me in was developed by Freestyle Canada in partnership with the Canadian Association of Adaptive Snowsports (CADS) and Freestyle Skiing Ontario with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Content was developed with the support of the Canucks Autism Network (CAN). *The Count Me In module provides 3 NCCP Professional Development Points.*

Date: January 23, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm

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