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September 24, 2021
As Canada enters its 4th wave of COVID-19, coaches and athletes are navigating continued public health restrictions amid the return to school and sport. Many athletes are learning to manage their emotions, make sense of the situation, and mobilize energy...
September 22, 2021
Stress and burnout are serious concerns for high performance coaches. One way to promote coaches’ wellbeing and retention in high performance sports is through mindful self-reflection. In a new study, high performance coaches who engaged in daily or weekly mindful...
September 21, 2021
The role of the coach is important, regardless of athletes’ age! Coached masters athletes (aged 35 and older) report greater feelings of belongingness than masters athletes without a coach. Coaches who make efforts to be relatable, establish friendships and facilitate...
September 20, 2021
It's National Coaches Week! National Coaches Week (September 18 to 26) celebrates the positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. It’s an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach. From...
August 31, 2021
An individualized approach to training and development is important for creating effective training programs for Para athletes. Research shows that Para athletes’ developmental pathways and training preferences will vary based on their previous sport experiences, personal preferences, and impairment type.
August 26, 2021
Since 2011, Norwegian high-performance athletes have filled out weekly health surveys in the 12-18 months before every Olympic and Paralympic Games. From London 2012 to Tokyo 2020, researchers found that 32% of Olympic athletes and 37% of Paralympic athletes were...
August 25, 2021
We often think about the stress that an athlete experiences before a major competition, but what about their coach? Research suggests that many Paralympian coaches set high expectations for themselves which can lead to stress and burnout. Strategies that help...
August 17, 2021
Weather policies, such as heat, lightning, or air quality policies, help to identify safe conditions for sport and play. Typically, these include thresholds for what is considered safe, and a pre-determined action at each threshold (e.g., “at X air quality...
August 4, 2021
A new study has shown that coaches of Olympic gold-medal swimmers are likely to be more agreeable, less narcissistic, and have a greater perception of emotion than many of their counterparts. It also found that traits like extraversion, openness to...
July 12, 2021
For coaches, job insecurity can lead to reduced job and life satisfaction, decreased well-being, and burnout. Sport organizations can support the well-being of coaches through employment opportunities that are contractually secure and by limiting the number of temporary coaching contracts.