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Self-Compassion in Sport 101

Self-compassion requires an awareness of personal suffering and a desire to help oneself through an emotionally difficult time. Based on the research, self-compassion has three main components: self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness.

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Giving Due Deliberation to Masters Athletes: The Time has Come

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.

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Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport: What Coaches Need to Know

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.

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Maximizing Social Learning Spaces in Sport Organizations: A Story about Creating Value

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!

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Supporting Podium Dreams – Paralympian Search and RBC Training Ground

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.

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Last updated on July 26, 2023