Much of the previous research with Masters athletes has focused on the biophysical, physiological, and injury risk considerations associated with coaching older athletes. However, in the last decade, research has examined the psychosocial skills needed by coaches to establish quality interactions, social connections, trust and belief in collaboration, and a sense of partnership with this important group of athletes.
For athletes, under-fuelling can contribute to the development of relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) and negatively affect performance. For example, associated iron deficiency or iron deficiency anemia can decrease athletes’ aerobic work capacity. Learn how to recognize the early warning signs of RED-S.
As the sport system continues to evolve, sport leaders are looking for new strategies to help navigate a wide range of complex challenges. Social learning spaces (SLSs) – which engage stakeholders in the process of change through collective and individual reflection to inform new or refined practices – might be the approach they’re looking for!
The Tokyo Games provided a platform for Canadian athletes to shine. For many, their development path was not a straight line from playground to podium. Learn about RBC Training Ground and Paralympian Search – two programs designed to support athlete development in Canada and help build the pipeline of future podium hopefuls.
Last updated on July 26, 2023