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#CoachesWeek #ThanksCoach

National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. The week of September 19-27 is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach.

Edmonton Sport Council has partnered with Coach Alberta and Alberta Sport Development Centre – Capital Region to offer four free workshops during Coaches Week:

Saturday, Sept. 19, 9:30–11:30am at Foote Field Multipurpose Room

Training Fads and Myths; Presenter: Michael Cook, Head Coach – Sport Conditioning

As a sport coach, choosing specific strength and conditioning methodologies can be overwhelming and outright confusing. The intent of this presentation is to provide an understanding of common training methodologies and best practices in relation to strength and conditioning for youth.

Monday, Sept. 21, 7:00–8:30pm at Percy Page Centre, Room 8 (3rd Floor)

Nutrition Planning & Supplements; Presenter: Heidi Bates – Registered Dietician

Nutrition plays a critical role in both health and sport performance. However, many athletes are unsure as to how to “eat to win,” and confusion around issues such as pre-game and recovery eating and supplementation is common. This session will examine nutrition planning for athletes and nutrition supplementation.

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 7:00 – 8:30pm at Percy Page Centre, Room 8 (3rd Floor)

Concussion Management Seminar; Presenter: Jennifer McLean – Outreach Coordinator

Brain Care Centre has designed a presentation to give coaches the tools to make the right decisions during a difficult situation. Topics will include prevention, management, return to play guidelines, identification of signs and symptoms, impact of injury culture and baseline testing.

Saturday, Sept. 26, 9:30 – 11:30am at Foote Field Multipurpose Room

Improving Mental Skills – Mental ToughnessPresenter: Dr. Lisa Rogerson – Mental Skills Coach

Mental Toughness seems to be an elusive concept. Everyone involved in sport has a different definition with vague ideas about how to train athletes towards it. This presentation will focus on defining Mental Toughness and introducing the most appropriate mental skills to help coaches develop mental toughness in their athletes. This presentation will be directed towards coaches, however, athletes and parents are welcome to attend.

Registration for all sessions is free but mandatory.

Please phone the Sport Council office at 780-497-7678 or email [email protected]

Registration deadline: noon on Wednesday, September 16