Basin PLAYS in Action - Cranbrook

Event date 26 Oct '19 - 27 Oct '19
Event location Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort • 209 Van Horne St S, Cranbrook, V1C 6R9, BC, Canada

Saturday October 26th – Basin PLAYS in Action Conference (agenda, workshop descriptions and presenter bios below)

Sunday October 27th Certification/Training Courses (scroll down to see offerings)

Location: Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort. Planning on staying overnight? Book a room at the Prestige before September 30 and receive a special event rate of $121.95/ night. Rate price is based on availability. Call 250-417-0444. Event code: Basin PLAYS

*Registration deadline 4 pm Monday October 21, 2019*

3 Ways to Register

In person: Cranbrook Community Services located in Western Financial Place -1777 2nd St. N

By phone: 250-489-0220 or 250-489-0221 with Visa or MasterCard

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am-8:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 pm-7:00 pm

24 hours Online: Click LOGIN located at top of the page. Select forgot your password if you have registered in person at Community Services but have not yet registered online. Select create an account if this is your first time ever registering.

$ 30 for the full day – lunch provided

Day 1 – October 26th, 2019 Basin PLAYS in Action Conference

Keynote: Using Physical Literacy to Increase Sport Performance and Participation – Dr. Dean Kriellaars

Description: This keynote will start with a very brief overview of the history and definitions of physical literacy, including the rapid worldwide adoption of the term. This will permit a short discussion on the  differences between physical literacy and classic terms used in coaching, technical development, physical activity and fitness. The talk will focus on how a physical literacy approach to coaching (in recreation, educational or professional settings) can dramatically improve performance and retention of novice or elite participants. Further, the physical literacy approach has the added benefit of being a powerful means to reduce sport related injuries. The talk will finish with some practical examples of implementation of physical literacy in sport and performance settings. 

Bio: Dr. Dean Kriellaars is faculty of the Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. He is a scientist of the Children’s Hospital Research Institute. He is the Scientific Director at the Center for Circus Arts Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer at Ecole nationale de cirque in Montreal where he researches and designs high performance training for elite circus artists. 

Dr. Kriellaars has been awarded two major university teaching awards, as well as national and international awards for scientific research and innovation. Dr. Kriellaars has received two University of Manitoba Presidential Outreach awards for meritorious community work, and was recently awarded the Campbell Award for longstanding community service. He was awarded the Healthy Living Award for his outstanding activities in building community wellness in the province of Manitoba.  

He works globally on developing physical literacy through research and advocacy, and is globally recognized as a primary architect of the concept of physical and its implementation in sport, education, and performance arts 

Plenary: Mental Health in Sport: The New Competitive Edge – Mindful Athletics 

Description: Mental Health in sport is one of the most important aspects of athletic performance. More importantly, the mental health of athletes is crucial to the well being of young people as they develop both athletically and personally. Coaches have the unique role of influencers in the life of the athlete and are invaluable in creating openness and acceptance when it comes to mental health.  

Afternoon workshop: Mental Health in Sport: The New Competitive Edge – Mindful Athletics 

Description: This interactive workshop will be a more in depth conversation about Mental Health in Sport building on the concepts presented in the plenary session. Join us in exploring how coaches can be positive social responder and have tremendous impact on our athletes and the community at large. 

Bio: Mindful Athletics Paula McQuaid and Jessica Renney’s work experience includes working with youth and adults in both individual and group settings specializing in the mental well-being of athletes. Both Paula and Jessica are Certified Canadian Psychotherapists who bring academic research-based approaches to their work in addition to the anecdotal experience of the sporting population they work with. 

Paula currently works with Hockey Canada as a Mental Performance Consultant with the Women’s U-18 National Team, who have won a bronze (2018) and gold medal (2019) at IIHF World Championships. Jessica has personal experience to professional sport growing up with a father who coached in the NHL for 13 years and currently serves as the CEO of Hockey Canada. 

Plenary: Concussion: Current Understanding, Guidelines, and Recommendations – Ryan Sleik 

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: Understanding Concussion: Continuum of Care – Ryan Sleik 

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: Ryan Sleik grew up in the Kootenay’s and obtained his Master of Science in Kinesiology (U of L) his Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy (McMaster) and has been working as a private practice physiotherapist since 2003. He is the co-owner of Creekside Physiotherapy, a collaborative clinic with over 15 different therapists and a Sports Medicine Doctor on staff. His interest in complex injuries, dizziness and concussion led him to lecture with the Shift Concussion group. With an 8-year old daughter who is active in sports and life, he has a vested interest in supporting health and wellness in our community and beyond. 

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. 

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. 

Afternoon Workshop: Sport Nutrition in Action – Lynne Sawchuk, Registered Dietician 

Are your student athletes coming to practice tired or hungry? Do they know how to eat for peak performance? This workshop will feature an interactive sport nutrition resource designed to help high school students make customized plans to fuel before and refuel after their physical activity. Other common sport nutrition issues will also be addressed. Come with your questions! Participants will receive a complimentary supply of the resource for their athletes. 

Bio: Lynne Sawchuk is a Registered Dietitian who has worked as a nutrition educator at BC Dairy Association for over 25 years.  

She has done countless nutrition education workshops for teachers and health professionals, and along with her colleagues, she has had the opportunity to develop nutrition education resources used across Canada.  

She completed a Masters degree in Physical Education and a Bachelor of Education degree at UBC. Prior to joining BC Dairy Association, Lynne worked at the Sport Medicine Council of BC coordinating sport medicine and sport science services for elite athletes in BC. 

Afternoon Workshop: Physical literacy and Inclusion –  Dr. Dean Kriellaars

This workshop will highlight the importance of creating positive challenges through physical literacy for all levels of ability and all levels of interest. This will address societal biases related to sex and gender, different physical and intellectual abilities, and cultural inclusion. Practical examples of positive challenges will be provided in each case.  Participants will leave with knowledge and practical examples to immediately apply to their setting.  

Afternoon Workshop: Movement Prep – Dr. Dean Kriellaars 

 This session will focus on the use of physical literacy for injury prevention in sport, and for any recreational activity. A new approach called movement preparation adopted by Canadian soccer association will be used as the foundation for understanding physical literacy for injury prevention. This will be an active session highlighting the differences between fitness approaches and PL to reduce injuries. The movement preparation documents will be provided.  

Day 2 – October 27th, 2019 Post Conference Certification/Training Courses

Course Descriptions 

Registration only $ 15 for each course

All Youth Matter Inclusion Training – 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 

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 Steve Kamps 

NCCP – Teaching & Learning – Upon completing the 5 hour 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 Steve Kamps  

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 ISPARC 

Strengthening Children’s Mental Health

The HIGH FIVE® Strengthening Children’s Mental Health (SCMH) program  is a one-day in-person training for youth leaders, developed in collaboration with Ontario’s Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). The program is intended for municipal staff and supervisors offering children’s programs to be better informed about providing early intervention for children’s mental health. 

Target Audience: HIGH FIVE® SCMH is an early identification awareness and response program that will educate recreation staff and supervisors on how to promote mental wellness in programs, build resiliency in children, recognize when children may be struggling with mental health challenges and how to support children and their families should they need assistance. 

Learner Outcomes:

– Participants will learn key concepts and factors that affect children’s mental health including the impact of stress and environment on a child’s ability to cope. 

– Tools and suggested activities to use with staff to help improve their understanding and interactions with children who face challenges in their programs.

Facilitator: Pete Johns