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Dartmouth/Halifax, NS was host to the very first Canada Summer Games in 1969. The lasting legacy of those Games includes Centennial Pool, the Canada Games diamond on the Halifax Commons, and Lake Banook.

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Canada Games

The Canada Games are a celebration of youth, sport, culture and community. This February, thousands of our best and brightest will set their sights on Nova Scotia as Halifax hosts the Canada Winter Games. Not only are the Games a great opportunity for Canada to come together once more through sport, they have also produced many of Canada’s Olympians as well are a continual promotion of sport and physical activity to people of all ages. In times of competition, all athletes need to work on staying focused, eating right and having fun. Family, friends and most of all coaches can help with keeping an athlete on track. Let’s all come together for the 2011 Canada Winter Games and support our athletes to be the best they can be.

SIRC is proud to support the Canada Games as we will be attending the 2011 Canada Winter Games held in Nova Scotia from February 11-27. As Canada’s National Sport Library, SIRC’s Mobile Resource Centre will be at the event providing athletes, coaches, parents, officials and the media with access to the latest sport resources. Brandie Adams, our Reference Librarian, will be on-hand to showcase the resources available and answer your questions. Make sure to check out the SIRC Blog, Twitter and Facebook pages for updates throughout the Games!




Feature Articles

Inspiring Dreams & Building Champions

 

 


Developing Champions

There is no denying we are hooked. As a country, when the Olympics take place, new stars, medalists and champions rise to the occasion and become house hold names in living rooms and around water-coolers across the country. At the Canada Games, we are as drawn-in as everyone else to the great stories, but it is also an opportunity to follow those that we have already met along the way.

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Supplementary Article: Building Capacity & Role Models


Staying Focused

It is not unusual now in sports to see athletes take a short moment in their preparation routine to close their eyes, relax, and focus before engaging into their performance. A baseball player will do it in the on-deck circle, a hockey goaltender in the dressing room prior to the game, a skier on top of the hill before a downhill run, or a soccer player in preparation for a penalty kick. Why are they doing this? The answer is quite simple: they are programming their minds and bodies to respond optimally. By doing this, athletes have the capacity to see, feel, and believe which gives them the confidence and the focus to perform successfully.

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Supplementary Article: Mental Qualities of Young Elite Athletes


Young Athletes & Nutrition

Young athletes are often grossly misinformed about sports nutrition practices and easily influenced by outsiders, especially their peers. Without a proper diet, these athletes may not have enough energy to compete in sports and may have deficiencies that can lead to illness or fatigue.

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Supplementary Article: Proper Nutrition for Young Athletes


Coaching Young Athletes

Each of us is born with unique talents and gifts. Our responsibility is then to be aware of these gifts in ourselves, develop them to the best of our ability and ultimately use them to serve others. Awareness can be present in us all, but to what extent depends on the level of skill and development one possesses. As a coach, one of the greatest things we can do for athletes is to help them become aware of their gifts.

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Supplementary Article: High-Performance Coaching

 


News from SIRC

The 12 Minute Sport Lawyer

Knowlegde Management Series

This is a fast paced presentation that will move quickly through hot topics and issues of the day.

Date: February 23, 2011

Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm (lunch provided)

Location: SIRC, 180 Elgin St., Suite 1400, Ottawa

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SIRC at the 2011 Canada Winter Games

SIRC is proud to be attending the 2011 Canada Winter Games held in Nova Scotia from February 11-27. As Canada’s National Sport Library, SIRC’s Mobile Resource Centre and our Reference Librarian, Brandie Adams, will be on-hand to provide athletes, coaches, parents, officials and the media with access to the latest sport resources and answer your questions.

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SIRC Research Award

SIRC invites Canadian university students and faculty to submit their original sport related research for consideration of the 2011 SIRC Research Award.

 

Final paper submission deadline: March 25th, 2011

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Ask A SIRC Librarian

SIRC members have access to SIRC librarians and we are pleased to share some of your questions.

Dear SIRC Librarian:
Seeing the recent SIRC newsletter on Canadian Sport for Life, I was inspired to renew my search for "Sport For Life" information that addresses the adult part of life.

Can you suggest any search strategies that might turn up other material that addresses sports for adults as something in and of itself and not just the "retirement" stage for LTAD?

Thank you,
Lyndsy

 

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