Saturday, October 19th Basin PLAYS in Action Conference (agenda, workshop descriptions and presenter bios below)
Sunday, October 20th, 2019 Post Conference Certification Training Courses (scroll down to see available courses)
Location: Castlegar Community Complex
$30 to Register
*REGISTRATION DEADLINE OCT 11, 2019*
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In Person: Castlegar and District Recreation and Aquatic Centre, 2101 6th Ave, Castlegar
Keynote: Transferable lessons from the front lines of elite sport – James Brotherhood PhD
Elite athletes are striving to achieve their potential in their chosen sport, at a key moment in time, an Olympics games, world championship, or other major games. If we deconstruct this sentence and frame it with regards to younger stages of athlete development we can see that athletes in our community are not really that different. This presentation will highlight key insights from a variety of high performance sport environments (both individual and team sport) that will help coaches and sport leaders in the Columbia Basin support our athletes to reach their potential.
Afternoon Workshop: Sport Science and Medicine Innovation for Impact – James Brotherhood, PhD
Description: This workshop will provide insights and tangible steps that coaches of developing athletes can take to implement sport science in their daily training and competition environments. Topics covered will include motor learning, physiology, injury epidemiology, and load monitoring among others.
Facilitator Bio: James Brotherhood has worked at all levels of elite sport, first as a physiologist with the Canadian Sport Institute, then with the UBC Thunderbirds as the Senior Manager of Sport Science and Sport Medicine, and most recently with the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Own the Podium as the Podium Pathway Advisor. This presentation will share tangible strategies to implement evidence based, low cost, innovation strategies to help support athlete performance and health.
Plenary: Concussion: Current Understanding, Guidelines, and Recommendations – Dr. Brandi Grantham
Description: This session will provide a summary of the latest knowledge and evidence surrounding concussion. Prevention, identification, and management will be discussed in addition to rest and return to school/play recommendations.
Afternoon Workshop: Sport Concussion Management – Dr. Brandy Grantham
Description: This workshop is designed to establish a Concussion Protocol within your sport or organization. Initial recognition and management of concussions in the acute phase and a review of return to play and return to school protocols will be followed by what to do when recovery is delayed. More depth in understanding the psychology and physiology behind persisting symptoms will be integrated within the context of how organizations can support and facilitate recovery.
Bio: Dr. Brandy Grantham, originally from Edmonton and the Okanagan Valley, studied in Toronto and practiced for 10 years in Burnaby before relocating with her family to Castlegar in 2007. Since that time she has been an active member of the community while raising her three young children and building a multi-disciplinary Wellness Centre. In 2014, after her youngest son suffered his second concussion at age 8, while playing minor hockey, Dr. Grantham started to query the most recent research and best practices when dealing with concussion recovery. She saw there was a huge gap between the emergency room assessment and patients, especially children, knowing when their brain had healed and when it was safe to return-to-play! In 2015 she became a Certified Complete Concussion Management Practitioner.
Plenary: Sports Nutrition for the Young Athlete
Description: Sports Nutrition for the young Athlete Part 1″ : This plenary session will cover basic sports nutrition concepts to assist coaches, organizers and parents in understanding the young athletes nutritional needs. We will review key nutrients and discuss how and why they are so important for our athletes to optimize training and performance as well as the athlete plate and hydration requirements.
Afternoon Workshop: Sports Nutrition for the Young Athlete Part 2 – Ali Wilson, Registered Dietitian
Description: This workshop will go more in depth into sports nutrition concepts for the growing athletes. We will discuss how coaches, organizers or parents can incorporate nutrition to optimize training and performance while also fostering a positive outlook on diet, lifestyle and body. We will discuss topics such as timing, supplementation, recovery and body image.
Facilitator Bio: Ali is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for nutrition and helping others achieve their health and wellness goals. She loves to cook (and eat!) delicious food and ‘rip around’ on her mountain bike in Kimberley, BC. She thrives to give personalized advice in an ‘easy-to-digest’ format which empowers clients. Her areas of expertise include weight management, pediatrics, sports nutrition at the amateur and elite levels and eating disorders.
Afternoon Workshop: Developing a Complete Athlete – Carter Duffin, Head Coach & General Manager, Castlegar Rebels
This workshop will discuss ideas and strategies based around Long Term Athlete Development, the purpose of youth sport beyond competition, and the development of life skills from sport.
Facilitator Bio: Duffin is entering his second season as the Rebels Head Coach & General Manager. Duffin was selected this past summer by Hockey Canada as 1 of 18 delegates from across the country to pursue his High Performance 2 Certification. Duffin hails from Red Deer, Alberta, and has previously coached at the Junior A level. His resume includes being the Director of Operations and Assistant Coach of the Estevan Bruins in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League with the Virden Oil Capitals as their Sales Manager and Assistant Coach. Prior to his time at Junior A, Carter spent 6 years coaching with Red Deer Minor Hockey at the Bantam and Midget AA and AAA levels. An alumnus of Briercrest College, Carter also has coaching experience with Hockey Alberta at the Alberta Cup and the Alberta Winter Games.
Day 2 – Post Conference Training Courses – Registration fee for each course $15
Aboriginal Coaching Module (ACM Course)
If you work with or supervise youth of Aboriginal ancestry, the Aboriginal Coaching Module is an essential training resource. If you wish to understand, relate to, and apply Aboriginal cultural perspectives that will allow you to motivate, inspire, and lead those youth towards a successful and meaningful lifestyle, this workshop was designed for you.
This interactive workshop is available to both Aboriginal and mainstream organizations who have Aboriginal youth in their sport, social, or employment programs. The Aboriginal Sport Circle’s trained instructors will facilitate discussions that include role-playing and group activities to engage all participants. This type of interactive setting has provided a fun, fulfilling, and positive learning experience for both participants and facilitators alike.
The workshop includes unique methods and perspectives not found in mainstream coaching certification programs. It is holistic in its approach and includes three modules featuring traditional/holistic approaches to coaching, dealing with racism in sport, and health, lifestyle and nutrition.
The Aboriginal Coaching Modules were designed to provide culturally relevant courses for coaches and people working with Aboriginal youth and athletes.
Facilitator: Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council
All Youth Matter – Based on deep consultation with nearly 250 youth and 100 inclusion experts, All Youth Matter: Inclusion Training was developed to equip you to make a difference in the lives of diverse youth in your community.
This training will provide you with tools, techniques and best practices to create inclusive sport, recreation and physical activity experiences for youth from marginalized populations.
Facilitator Kim Palfenier
HIGH FIVE Sport – This 4.5 hour workshop will help coaches who work with children aged 6 to 12 improve the quality of their sport programs. It is geared toward coaches of competitive athletes and provides training in the principles of healthy child development so coaches understand what they need to do to balance training and competition with each child’s social, emotional and cognitive needs. Coaches learn activities and gain knowledge, tips and resources to enhance their programs as well as their relationships with their athletes.
Facilitator: Jared Kope
NCCP – Making Ethical Decisions – The National Coaching Certification (NCCP) offers coaches the opportunity for training and evaluation in ethical decision-making through the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions training, and online evaluation.By successfully completing the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions training, coaches will be fully equipped to handle ethical situations with confidence and surety. The training helps coaches identify the legal, ethical, and moral implications of difficult situations that present themselves in the world of team and individual sport.
Facilitator Marc Bowles
NCCP – Teaching & Learning – Upon completing the 5 hour Upon completing the Teaching and Learning module you will be able to:
- assess your own beliefs regarding effective teaching;
- analyze certain coaching situations to determine if they promote learning;
- create conditions that promote learning and self-esteem through:
- appropriate consideration of the affective, cognitive and motor dimensions of learning;
- the use of words and methods that relate to an athlete’s preferred learning style;
- a sound organization;
- active supervision; and
- the use of well-formulated feedback offered at the right time and with the right frequency.
Facilitator Marc Bowles