True Sport Newsletter (November 2020)
True Sport Spotlight: Bill Crothers Secondary School
Bill Crothers Secondary School (BCSS), located in Unionville, ON, is no ordinary school. BCSS is a sport school that allows students the opportunity to be fully engaged in daily health and physical education (HPE), while being supported academically and championed in their individual sport pursuits. BCSS is a proud True Sport member that sought to enhance their True Sport engagement this year in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to remind students of why they play. True Sport complements the school’s culture and over-arching goal which is to inspire the love of sport through learning and the love of learning through sport.
Prior to the start of the school year, the HPE department updated learning objectives and assessment frameworks to include True Sport. As a result, HPE teachers have intentionally embedded True Sport into their classroom culture. One of the ways they do this is by recognizing students, at the end of each class or week, who best demonstrate the True Sport Principles and naming them as a BCSS True Sport Champion. This has created a positive snowball effect and students are stepping up to nominate each other! Senior classes also participated in a virtual Junior True Sport Champions training to learn more about how to model True Sport as leaders in the school.
Despite this very unusual start to the school year, BCSS continues to challenge itself to inspire positive change, focusing on the “Go For It” principle to set a daily expectation for students and teachers. “As long as we are giving our best selves in everything we are doing, we will be proud of what we produce and do.” Andrew McCutcheon, HPE department subject head.
GivingTuesday: December 1, 2020
Mark your calendar! GivingTuesday is on December 1, 2020. Every year, Canadians take part in the global movement for giving and volunteering. If you believe that good sport can make a great difference, please consider giving to the True Sport Foundation. Share the movement on social media using the hashtags: #GivingTuesdayCA, #UNselfie and #TrueSportFoundation. Thank you for supporting True Sport in so many ways! What difference will you make?
True Sport Lives Here Infographic for Officials
Have you seen the True Sport Lives Here Infographic for officials? It complements the #NoRefNoGame social media campaign and highlights useful True Sport resources, tools and links specific to officials. Find it here, along with the other infographics for parents, coaches, facilities, organizations, schools, teams, leagues, events and communities. See the full set of infographics.
Last month, True Sport was highlighted during Sport for Life’s webinar titled, “‘No Ref – No Game’ Reframing Long-Term Officials Development”. Watch the webinar
New Member Categories Added!
In recognition of their very unique and important contribution to sport, officials and coaches have been added as True Sport member types. If you would like to update your True Sport member information to reflect your role as a coach or an official, please email email@example.com. If you aren’t already a True Sport member, consider joining today!
You Could Win!
In an effort to keep our True Sport subscribers list up to date, we ask that you take a minute to ensure your True Sport member information is accurate. Please visit our who’s involved page, then use the search and filter function to find your name or organization. Once you have reviewed your information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know whether an update is required or if it’s all good. All respondents will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a True Sport prize pack!