Friday, November 21, 2008

SIRC Newsletter -Periodization

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Periodization can be explained as the process of varying a training program to bring out optimal gains in performance. Periodization training is effective for athletes from the grassroots level to the elite level. The most important thing to consider before starting a periodization training schedule is the design of the program. When creating your program it is important to take into account the ability of the athlete, type of sport and goals the training schedule is designed to meet.

Monday, November 17, 2008

SIRC is on the road this week

Tuesday November 18, SIRC is in Vancouver, BC., presenting at the ANADO Extraordinary Meeting of Members. Debra Gassewitz, President and CEO of SIRC, has been asked to talk to the members of ANADO (Association of National Anti-Doping Organizations) about the services available to them from SIRC.

Thursday November 20, Debra will be presenting to Environment Canada in Niagara, Ontario. Her presentation, Communicating the Air Quality Message to the Sport Community highlights some of the vehicles used to communicate with the sport and fitness community which are available through SIRC. Debra will also give a brief description of Canada’s sport resource centre and the resources available to Canadians; as well as an outline of the activities about to be undertaken together with Environment Canada to promote the message of Air Quality to the sport community.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Check out SIRC's recent newsletter on Sport and Social Development.

Sport is a tool that has far-reaching affect on society. From Africa to Canada it can be used to educate youth, reduce the risk of disease, prevent crime, provide economic development, aid in social inclusion, increase environmental awareness and bring communities closer together.

On November 6th the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) released a new report from the True Sport Movement. What Sport Can Do: A True Sport Report outlines community sport in Canada and how it is an integral part of Canadian society by examining how it improves health and well-being, puts children on a positive life course, builds stronger and more inclusive communities, contributes to Canadian economy and promotes environmental sustainability.

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