Resolving Conflict within a Youth Sport Team

Being part of a team can be one of the most supportive environments to learn and grow as an athlete and as an individual. Teammates aspire to work together in harmony to achieve success, sometimes reaching a higher level than an individual could on their own. However, pushing both ourselves as athletes and our teams to improve can be a challenging process. Sport by nature can be competitive and...Read more


À n’en pas douter, l’arbitrage est rempli de défis! De nos jours, les arbitres sont des individus en bonne condition physique, perspicaces et passionnés. Bon nombre d’arbitres sont des experts dans leur sport, des points de vue technique, stratégique et des habiletés jusqu’à celui des formations au cours d’un match. C’est assurément une tâche qui mérite le respect. Ces arbitres qui sont des...Read more


SIRC Newsletter now available online: Officiating There's no arguing, officiating comes with its challenges! Today's officials are fit, smart and passionate about what they do. Many are experts in their sport – from techniques, tactics, skills and strategies to formations in the game, it’s a job that deserves respect. Officials come from all walks of life, parents, teens, coaches and former...Read more

Respect, Fair Play and Ethical Behaviour - SIRC Newsletter

SIRC Newsletter Now Online: Respect, Fair Play and Ethical Behaviour We have heard before that respect, fair play and ethical behaviour (also known as sportsmanship) are all learned behaviours. The question is from whom and when do we learn these? It is never too early to learn the fundamentals, physical education classes and grassroots programs are excellent places to start. However this...Read more

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Leads World Judo Day

Photo courtesy Judo Canada “Respect” is the th eme for the first ever “ World Judo Day ” scheduled for Friday, October 28, 2011. An initiative of the International Judo Federation , judo organizations of all levels all over the world will dedicate this day to promoting global awareness on the values of the sport of judo and its education system. A sport foundation that rests on the building...Read more

Sportsmanship: Connecting Fun and Competition

What is sportsmanship? Do we really understand how to exercise, teach, or encourage sportsmanship? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines sportsmanship as “fair play, respect for opponents, and polite behavior by someone who is competing in a sport or other competition.” Sportsmanship is the glue that holds competition and fun together. As athletes, coaches, officials, or parents we need to lead...Read more