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      February 9, 2012

      CAC NEWS

      Active & Safe Initiative

      The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), as the leader of coach education and training in Canada, announced our involvement in the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Active and Safe initiative last month. The Government of Canada is investing $1.5 million in this collaborative initiative which aims to reduce the incidence of brain injuries in team sports and improve decision-making about when it is safe to return to play after a head injury.

      CLICK HERE TO SEE AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECTS WE WILL BE WORKING ON

      Long-Term Athlete Development for Parents

      Many parents are looking for answers to explain what is right for their child when it comes to athletic development. As a coach, you need something that will help explain the facts in an easy, accurate, and user-friendly manner. The CAC, in coordination with Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L), created the document: “Long-Term Athlete Development Information for Parents” to help coaches educate the parents of the children in their programs.

      DOWNLOAD AND SHARE THE DOCUMENT TODAY!

      NCCP NEWS

      Canadian Sport for Life and the NCCP

      A team of coaching consultants from the CAC presented at the CS4L Summit in Ottawa last week on how the NCCP has integrated the principles of long-term athlete development. There is some great information on the various sport-specific coaching courses that are currently available through the NCCP.

      CLICK HERE TO VIEW THEIR PRESENTATION

      PROGRAM NEWS

      SPORT NUTRITION FOR ATHLETES & COACHES

      Featured Tip: Vegetarian Ways of Eating: Finding the Nutrients

      Has one of your athletes recently announced that they’re going “veggie”? If you’re now wondering if following a vegetarian diet is conducive to them achieving top athletic performance (or just being healthy), read this tip that will you show how it’s done.

      READ THE TIP

      Ask a Dietitian:

      Question: My 15-year-old daughter plays a high level of hockey and frequently runs out of gas during competition. I have been reading all of the nutrition articles on the coach.ca website and find it very educational, and somewhat overwhelming!! Wow! Is there a template for properly tracking her food and hydration intake? It seems to me that if she can see what she is consuming and when, she would be more likely to improve her habits.

      READ THE ANSWER HERE

      HAVE A QUESTION OF YOUR OWN? SUBMIT IT HERE

      LONDON 2012: MEET THE COACHES

      The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are just months away and the media are already busy profiling the athletes that will be competing. But what about the coaches? Over the next few months we will be profiling some of the amazingly dedicated coaches that will help lead those athletes to success. We’ll also get their athletes to tell us a bit more about the people they spend so much time with! This month we meet Dan Proulx, the head coach for the Canadian Mountain Bike team with help from his athlete Catharine Pendrel – the 2011 UCI Mountain Bike World Champion.

      READ ON!

      COACH BLOGS

      Coaching the Snowboard athlete – Natasha Burgess

      Back to Haiti – Marc Schryburt

      GET SOCIAL

      Have you joined us on Facebook and Twitter yet? Here are some of the things we talked about in January:

      Role Models & the Female Athlete” – a great blog by Ontario ski coach Pavlina Sudrich
      John Bales on the Fan590 – an interview with our CEO on the importance of coaching
      Hey coach – are you REALLY listening?” – knowing how to listen is a top skill for coaches

      UPCOMING EVENTS

      Ontario Coaches Conference

      “Leave No Stone Unturned” and join the Coaches Association of Ontario for their sixth annual Ontario Coaches Conference in Markham, Ontario from February 24-26, 2012.

      CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

      Win $1,500 for your Sport, courtesy of Investors Group!

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