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Connecting Coaches

November 2016                                                                            Volume 8 Issue 9

ASDC - Coaching Services

With our services we hope to assist coaches of emerging athlete with the sport science resources they need to succeed. In order to assist you in the opportunity to support young athletes through their sport experience, we have compiled a number of resources to assist and support coaches from the community, club or high performance levels. Please see our website for more detailed information on;

Coaching Grants - NCCP program - Canadian Sport for Life - Respect in Sport


Coaching Tips

As we approach December coaches and players are well into the season, and have set expectations for how the rest of the season will play out, but as a coach of you done any self-reflecting, and are you creating a positive sport experience? has released a valuable self-reflection tool that coaches can use to answer that question. Sport is a vehicle through which many positive developmental outcomes may be achieved. Participation in sport does not, however, guarantee these positive outcomes. Read more >>>


Ask Dr.G

Dr. Allen Goldberg is a well-known sports performance consultant who specializes in mental toughness. In his blog he answers some of the most commonly asked questions from coaches. This month let's look at "What makes a great coach?" Read Dr.G's answer>>>


SIRC is working together with Sport Canada to share current research on topics informing policy and promoting quality sport programming. This week they are sharing highlights of a recent article reviewing a research study examining the PROCESS OF CHANGE (ADOPTING LTPD STRUCTURES) IN TWO YOUTH SPORT ORGANIZATIONS. Read more>>>

Irish Examiner: Coaching: Developing decision-making skills crucial for nurturing children’s potential By: Pete Van Mullem & Sean Dahlin


Psychology is arguably the most fascinating element of all sporting codes nowadays, writes Peter McNamara.  Watching the documentary 'Henry Shefflin: Winning' on RTÉ One on Monday allowed people to appreciate the psychology of successful sports personnel.  These individuals also tend to be extremely productive decision-makers.  Read more>>>

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Governor General's Conference on Concussion in Sport
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2017 Alberta Sport Leadership Conference
April 27-29, 2017 Banff Centre
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