Being Smart about Concussions

Concussion continues to be a very hot topic in sport these days. In fact, the Governor General is spending a full day today hosting a conference with former professional athletes, Olympic and Paralympic athletes, the medical community, and the sport community at large, discussing concussions in sport and how we can do better for Canadian youth to play safe and continue to get involved in sport...Read more

PROCESS OF CHANGE (ADOPTING LTPD STRUCTURES) IN TWO YOUTH SPORT ORGANIZATIONS

SIRC is pleased to be working together with Sport Canada to share current research on topics informing policy and promoting quality sport programming. This week we are sharing highlights of a recent article reviewing a research study examining the PROCESS OF CHANGE (ADOPTING LTPD STRUCTURES) IN TWO YOUTH SPORT ORGANIZATIONS. Modifying Tradition: Examining Organizational Change in Youth Sport ...Read more

Tips for Back to School Nutrition and Physical Activity

While this has been an exciting summer in sport, September brings us back to the classroom. This time of year reminds us that it is time to return to learning and it’s time to consider the best way to fuel the body and mind to optimize school lessons and the learning environment. How can we give our youth the best combination of healthy nutrition and active lifestyles to fuel them for learning?...Read more

REGULATIONS AND STRATEGIES USED IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ATHLETE RETENTION.

SIRC is pleased to be working together with Sport Canada to share current research on topics informing policy and promoting quality sport programming. This week we are sharing highlights of a recent article explores the REGULATIONS AND STRATEGIES USED IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ATHLETE RETENTION. Understanding Talent Retention within a Sport System . Edwards, Jonathon. (2016). Journal of Applied Sport...Read more

AN INCLUSIVE SPORT STRUCTURE FOR CHILDREN TARGETING PERFORMANCE, PARTICIPATION AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

SIRC is pleased to be working together with Sport Canada to share current research on topics informing policy and promoting quality sport programming. This week we are sharing highlights of a recent article examining AN INCLUSIVE SPORT STRUCTURE FOR CHILDREN TARGETING PERFORMANCE, PARTICIPATION AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT. Evidence-based policies for youth sport programmes . Côté, Jean; Hancock,...Read more

COACHES’ PERSPECTIVES ON AN ONLINE TOOL TO PROMOTE POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT IN SPORT.

SIRC is pleased to be working together with Sport Canada to share current research on topics informing policy and promoting quality sport programming. This week we are sharing highlights of a recent article examining COACHES’ PERSPECTIVES ON AN ONLINE TOOL TO PROMOTE POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT IN SPORT. Project SCORE! Coaches' perceptions of an online tool to promote positive youth development in...Read more

IMPACTS ON CHILDREN'S PARTICIPATION IN ORGANIZED SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND ACTIVE FREE PLAY

SIRC is pleased to be working together with Sport Canada to share current research on topics informing policy and promoting quality sport programming. This week we are sharing highlights of a recent article examining IMPACTS ON CHILDREN'S PARTICIPATION IN ORGANIZED SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND ACTIVE FREE PLAY. Children's Participation in Organized Sport and Physical Activities and Active...Read more

SIRC at the 2016 Canadian Sport for Life National Summit

The Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) National Summit will be taking place from January 26-28, 2016 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy hotel in Gatineau-Ottawa and brings together leaders to enhance the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. What’s the conversation about this year? Update of the Aboriginal Sport for Life – Long-Term Participant Development Coaching, Physical Literacy and Long-term...Read more

IIHF U-20 World Junior Hockey Championship – Developing Talented Young Athletes

A holiday tradition is almost upon us, as the 2016 IIHF U-20 World Junior Hockey Championship (WJHC) will be held in Helsinki, Finland this coming December 26-January 5, 2016. The event has a long and illustrious history, as it was first officially held in 1977. Thanks to the success of hockey worldwide, the tournament has grown to feature 10 countries competing for gold, silver, and bronze. The...Read more

Promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for your sport club

Diversity and inclusiveness are important subjects for sport clubs at the moment. Both words refer to the degree to which a sport club adapts itself to welcoming a broad range of backgrounds and interests; these can include cultural , gender-related , age , socio-economic status and disability . Embracing this attitude offers a multitude of opportunities for sport clubs, some of which include:...Read more