True Sport Newsletter (July)
True Sport Spotlight: Girls Addicted to Basketball
Girls Addicted to Basketball (g.a.b) is a not-for-profit organization run out of Toronto, Ontario that recently celebrated their 15th anniversary. g.a.b has been committed to True Sport since 2015, using the True Sport Principles to support their mission to grow confident leaders.
Founder and director, Tanya Callaghan, says:
“We dedicate ourselves to advancing values-based sport through our commitment to True Sport. We infuse the True Sport Principles into our popular program ‘Get in the Game’ offered every year from March to June.”
Learn more about g.a.b’s amazing work.
It’s game time for the True Sport Team!
Calling all sport fans! Please put your virtual hands together and help us welcome the True Sport Team! Every character represents a different True Sport Principle and when the team works together, they represent all that is good in sport.
Watch the video now, then let us know what you think!
If you share the video or social media tiles with your network, please tag @TrueSportpur and use #TrueSport to join the conversation online.
True Sport Lives Here Manitoba (TSLHM)
In April 2015, the University of Winnipeg hosted the Attack on Sport public forum – an open community forum that explored the challenges facing Manitoba’s sport community amid increasing reports of bullying, harassment and doping, as well as national studies indicating declining participation in sports due to related factors. As a result of the forum, several sport groups and organizations joined forces and developed True Sport Lives Here Manitoba (TSLHM), the first provincial True Sport initiative of its kind. This group of fiercely passionate sport leaders are working to intentionally foster values-based sport within Manitoba through their collective commitment to True Sport.
Learn more about TSLHM and how they continue to be a collaborative force for good.
RESOURCE REMINDER: Coach and Player Selection Tools
Canadians from coast to coast to coast are excited about the prospect of getting back to sport for good! Despite being in different provinces and territories, participating in different sports, and following different guidelines, one thing is the same: we all want kids to have good sport experiences. Browse the True Sport website for a collection of resources to facilitate this goal such as the Coach Selection Process andPlayer Selection Process for Team Sports.