Hosted at the University of Alberta, May 31 to June 4, 2017
Organized by members of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, the purpose of The Sport Conference is to provide an affordable opportunity for coaches, athletes, parents, and sport administrators to exchange ideas with University of Alberta academics, coaches and graduate students in a multi-disciplinary and interactive format.
The Sport Conference is designed to present, discuss and challenge thinking on a broad range of sport issues. The Sport Conference is built around interesting questions, with knowledgeable individuals debating the evidence (or lack thereof), and engaging with the sport community.
The Sport Conference features presentations by academic staff from every University of Alberta Faculty. Over 60 individuals will lead sessions. Examples include:
Dr. Chris de Gara – Coaching: When it IS Life or Death - Professor of Surgery and General Surgeon
Dr. Nick Holt – Positive Youth Development Through Sport - Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
Dr. Brian Maraj - Learning and Skill Acquisition - Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
Dr. Derek Truscott – Communication Strategies for Effective Coaching - Director of Counselling Training - Faculty of Education
Dr. Marvin Washington - Leadership in Sport - School of Business
Dr. Jim Denison - Sport and Society - Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
Golden Bears and Pandas Head Coaches – Coaching Fundamentals
NOTE THE WEDNESDAY, MAY 31 EVENING SOCIAL IS FREE TO VOLUNTEERS AND
ANYONE REGISTERED FOR ANY DAY OF THE CONFERENCE
Evening Social and Keynote
Wednesday, May 31
Coaching: When it is Life or Death
Thursday, June 1
Friday, June 2
Saturday, June 3
Developing Young Athletes
Sunday, June 4
Coaching Fundamentals: Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Soccer, Rugby and more
Cost: $60 / day (prior to April 1); $75 / day after April 1
$150 / unlimited access (prior to April 1); $180 after April 1.
All events hosted in the Van Vliet Complex on the main campus of the University of Alberta.