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Over 1000 sport jobs have been posted on the SIRC Careers page during 2012.

Over 6000 press releases were published in the SIRC News Service in 2012.

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2012 - A Year in Review

The beginning of a new year is a great time to look back and see all we have accomplished and most importantly, what knowledge we have shared with the sport community. The year 2012 was an exciting time for SIRC as the country supported the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic teams by cheering on our athletes at the London Olympic Games. The Canadian sport community participated in and witnessed the launch of the new Canadian Sport Policy 2012 and SIRC continued with our popular Sport Governance Webinars, our Governance Portal as well as announcing our SIRC Research Award winners.

This year offers the promise of forming new relationships with the sport community as we hope to identify new opportunities for SIRC to ensure continued success in the coming year.

Top Five Newsletters of 2012


Often neglected but very important, recovery is a major part of training and should not be overlooked. The idea is to make time for your body to get the necessary rest it needs to perform even better the next time you train.

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Summer Safety

"Lightning flashes occur in Canada about once every three seconds during the summer months."

Many injuries are caused by people venturing outside too quickly; return to play 30 minutes after lightning activity has stopped.

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Sport Nutrition

Athletes, are bombarded with nutrition misinformation, resulting in confusion about what they should eat or drink during training or, more crucially, during competition. This newsletter provides science-based guidelines on food and beverage choices that are easy to understand and adopt and that allow athletes to maximize their potential.

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Mental Training

"Sport psychologists argue that at the elite levels, mental skills are responsible for between 50% and 90% of the difference in performance during competitions."


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Coaching Running

No matter what team/club you coach, you will encounter athletes with different styles, levels, and abilities. While the easiest path is to give each runner the same training, the most successful coaches tailor the training to fit each type of runner.

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Top 10 Articles of 2012
Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes
Fit for Purpose: Linking Coach Education and Development to Athlete Development
Nutrition to Fuel your Recovery
Fueling Athletes for Training and Competition
Exercising in the Heat: Thermal and Cardiovascular Challenges to be Aware of during hot Summer days
May your Thoughts come true: Using Mental Imagery in Sport
10 Coaches Who Made a Difference
Concerns for Fluid Replacement and Outdoor Exercising
Sleep: Now a Clear Predictor of Performance
Top 7 Reasons for Coaching Runners


Most Popular Blog of 2012

Coaching for Excellence

Why are some coaches deemed more successful than others? What sets them apart? A great coach doesn't hesitate to learn. Identifying where you are excelling and where you might make some changes or improvements to your coaching style can only benefit your coaching and your athletes.


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News from SIRC

SIRC 2013 Research Award

SIRC is proud to announce the official launch of the 2013 SIRC Research Award. SIRC Invites Canadians associated with a Canadian University or degree granting institution to submit their original sport related research for consideration of the 2013 SIRC Research Award.


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CS4L National Summit 2013


The 2013 Canadian Sport for Life National Summit will take place January 30 - 31, 2013 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel, in Gatineau-Ottawa, Canada.


At this year's summit, SIRC will have our Resource Centre on-site so come by and say hello.


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SIRC Careers Page

The above graph illustrates the total number of job postings we received for each month.

SIRC's Careers Page is the top resource for the best jobs in the sport community. Job opportunities range from CEO to Executive Assistant to Head Coach. We also have a number of postings for internships and volunteer positions.


SIRC Appearances

SIRC spent a good portion of the year getting involved with the sport community. SIRC was in attendance at many different events and conferences. Check out some of the places SIRC has been in 2012!

COC Summit
Quebec City QC
CS4L Leadership Conference
Montebello QC
CASEM Conference
Kelowna BC
SPIN Conference
Vancouver BC
Sport Canada Research Initiative
Kanata ON
Hero's Tour
Ottawa ON
Olympic Day/CHEO Teddy Bear Picnic
Ottawa ON
CSTA Conference
Richmond BC

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