Portfolio Category: Coach

Competition is a Good Servant, but a Poor Master

Competition is a Good Servant, but a Poor Master This discussion paper is not saying competition is bad; however, it is acknowledging that too many competitions can inhibit athlete development. As well, not enough competition hinders development; therefore, each sport, through their Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD), must find the optimal number of competitions at each…
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Long-Term Coach Development Concept

Long-Term Coach Development Concept This paper seeks to initiate the discussion toward the creation of Long-Term Coach Development (LTCD), which, modelled after the Long-Term Athlete Development framework, will provide a guide for optimal “coach career pathways”. Download here
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Maximizing the Sport Experience for our Children

Maximizing the Sport Experience for our Children This article looks at the questions parents should be asking coaches, clubs, and themselves to ensure their child is not only being taught age appropriate technical skills, but also learning and gaining positive values in the process. It describes the stages of athlete development using the Long-Term Athlete Development framework and focuses on…
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Quality Sport Checklist: Ask your Schools & Coaches

Quality Sport Checklist: Ask your Schools & Coaches The Quality Sport Checklist provides parents with questions to ask teachers, coaches and caregivers to determine whether their programs provide the tools for kids to develop physical literacy. Download here
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