Although not an ASDC service, we want to share information on opportunities for our athletes to develop both as athletes and as leaders.
How would you like the opportunity to interact with like-minded students from across Canada who are involved in the physical education, health, sports and related fields? Build your resume, broaden your leadership skills, and network with the field’s most influential educators by attending the Physical and Health Education Canada 2016 Student Leadership Conference.
Need financial assistance? Talk to your provincial #HPE associations, program advisor and student unions for potential travel and conference funding.
For more information and to register
Doug. Swanson – F.I.R.S.T. Place for Human Performance
TRANSFORMATION on the Bench
A Fable in the Coffee Room
Today a young lad, Richard, (13 years old) arrived at school – appearing despondent. Usually engaging and energetic he was reclusive, quiet and obviously disengaged.
At noon, in the faculty lounge, Mr. Jackson commented to Mrs. Specktor, “Richard was not his usual self”.
Mrs. Specktor replied, “Yes, he was distant and patently disinterested, not at all the classroom communications leader I see every day”.
Miss Rondeau, the school counsellor, who also coordinates the Spring Forward Hoops Program was half-listening as she poured
herself a coffee and queried “Are you talking about Richard Veracruz?”
Somewhat startled Mr. Jackson and Mrs. Specktor almost simultaneously remarked, Yes!”
Jackson queried, “Why do you ask?”
“Well”, she began, hesitant to disclose, “Richard, well…he’s one of our most talented basketball players. He was just in to see me and asked to drop out of the Spring Forward Hoops Program. I was obviously surprised and suggested we meet after lunch and I would help him. Naturally, as I always do when kids want to make decisions, I want to help them see what has motivated them to make the decision and help them make the decision that best serves them. Now that I hear he has been lethargic and disconnected all morning (or so it seems) I am concerned that something has seriously affected his mood. When I hear his demeanor is “out-of- sorts” and
compounded by his withdrawing from a sport in which he is very talented, alarm bells are going off for me. Are they going off for you?”
Again in unison, Specktor and Jackson blurt, “Yes!”
How to add the ABCs of Fundamental Movement Skills to your Practices
The ABCs – agility, balance, and coordination – of the Fundamental Movement Skills are essential components of physical literacy. They are required in all sports, and in order to stay active for life. Whether they are trained in isolation, used as part of a warm-up or cool-down, or as the basis for more complex sport skills, knowing how to train the ABCs is a critical part of coaching at all levels.
To get started, consider how you can include the following basic activities into your practices in an effort to boost Fundamental Movement Skills training and improve physical literacy. Be creative and try to incorporate your sport-specific environment into these drills by using sports equipment, your field of play, and the rules of your sport.
May 6 - 8, 2016
Cross Country Canada's
High Performance Coaching Seminar
May 7, 2016
NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) Professional Development Clinic
Red Deer College.
Registration Fee: $25/participant
To Register: 403-357-3663
May 13 – 15, 2016
Knowledge to Action (K2A)
Sport Medicine Council of Alberta’s 2016 K2A Conference will provide an interdisciplinary experience for professionals in the Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation fields.
May 17, 2016
Concussions in Youth Sports: A Free Virtual Classroom featuring Hayley Wickenheiser and Scott Russell
Learn more about concussions in youth sports by attending this Virtual Classroom from the National Film Board of Canada. Moderated by CBC Sports veteran Scott Russell, the Virtual Classroom explores the devastating impacts of playing through head injuries, with five-time Olympic medallist, Hayley Wickenheiser, former professional hockey player Max Taylor and University of Toronto’s resident psychiatrist Dr. Ryan Todd.
free of charge, and engage your students in a vital conversation on May 17, 2016 at 1: 30 p.m. EDT webcast from Ryerson University!
25th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Month Kick-off Breakfast and Concussion Conference
When: Friday, June 3, 2016
9:00AM-4:00PM Exploring Concussion: Issues & Developments
Location: Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre
11727 Kingsway, Edmonton
Tickets per person:
Breakfast only: $45
Concussion Conference only: $100
Attend both the Breakfast and Concussion Conference: $125
Date: June 3, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Sheraton Red Deer
Admission:$100 per seat
$800 per table
The 2016 Induction Banquet date is June 3, 2016. Everyone is invited to attend this celebration. If you would like more information on the Induction Banquet or to order tickets, please call (403) 341-8614.
2016 Leadership Conference: Building Intentional Connections
It’s here! Registration for the 2016 Leadership Conference is now open!
Come join us September 19th
for our 1 day ‘action-packed’ Conference at the Westerner.
Go online to check out our great speakers and to register:
All presenters will be posted by mid-May, including our selected Leadercast presenters.
Early-bird registration runs until May 31st.