Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sport NL Social Media & News Feeds

To All Sport NL PSO's

In an effort to improve our news distribution, communication, and membership / athlete networking, Sport NL has started a Facebook Page and a Twitter Account

Please circulate this information to all stakeholders in your organization including your membership lists, and if possible include links on your website. We have added Facebook and Twitter buttons at the top of our website for easy access.

Note also that some time ago we sent a Sport NL User ID and Password to every PSO (to the President or if applicable the Executive Director). Using these credentials PSO's can log in to the Membership section at and post your own stories to This is a great way for you to share news, results, notices, events, etc. with the entire Sport NL membership, and we now have all stories from our site pushed through to Facebook and Twitter to reach an even broader audience.

We encourage all PSO's to take full advantage of these communication tools by posting directly to, and by engaging with Facebook and Twitter. If you need a reminder email with your Sport NL User ID and Password, or if you need a hand making your first post to our site, drop us a line or give us a call any time.



 GLENN SMITH   Games Coordinator
Sport Newfoundland & Labrador
1296 Kenmount Road
Paradise NL A1L 1N3

Monday, October 17, 2011

Press Release: Introducing The Reed Athletics Fund

Dear all, 

Please find attached the press release officially launching the Reed Athletics Fund, a track and field non-profit founded and funded by Canadian Olympian, Gary Reed. 

The Reed Athletics Fund is now accepting donations publicly and is encouraging partnerships and donors to support Canadian Olympic hopefuls in the sport of track and field.

Reed Athletics Fund
Gary Reed
Executive Director
Reed Athletics Fund
Telephone: 604.353.6828

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Coaching Education Courses

Coaching Education Night - Wednesdays - Swiler’s Complex Multi-purpose Room
1)   Podium Series - Online Webinar: “Making Sense of the Commercial Sports Food Scene” (This Webinar will provide an overview of appropriate fueling before, during and after exercise, and focus on popular commercial sport foods.  Topics include sport/energy drinks, gels, energy bars, protein bars and their role in enhancing athletic performance.) - Wednesday Oct. 12th (7:00pm-8:15pm)

2)   Podium Series - “Concussions in Sport” with Krista Mullaly-Dobbin (Athletic Therapist) - Wednesday Oct. 19th (7:00pm-8:15pm)
3)   Fundamental movement skills - “Learning Facilitator Refresher” – with Simon Blanks, Wednesday Nov. 2nd (7:00pm-9:00pm)
4)   Podium Series - “Why Changing the Way I Coach Could Net Better Results” with Bill Taggart - Wednesday Nov. 16th  (7:00pm-8:15pm)
5)   Fundamental Movement Skills – Wednesday Nov. 23rd (7:00pm-9:00pm)

Introduction to Competition – Part A Courses:
Topics include: Making Ethical Decisions, Nutrition for the Athlete, and Practice Planning

1)   St. John’s: Saturday Nov. 12th (9:00am-5:00pm) & Sunday Nov. 13th (9:00am-12:00pm) – Swiler’s Complex, Crosbie Road
2)   Gander: Friday Oct. 14th (6:00pm-9:00 pm) & Saturday Oct. 15th (9:00am-5:00 pm) – Gander Community Centre
3)   Corner Brook: Friday Oct. 14th (6:30-9:30pm) & Saturday Oct. 15th (9:00am-5:00pm) - Location TBA
4)   Happy Valley-Goose Bay: Saturday Dec. 3rd (9:00am-5:00pm) & Sunday Dec. 4th (9:00am-12:00pm) – Location TBA

Introduction to Competition – Part B Courses:
Topics include: Mental Preparation, Teaching and Learning, and Designing a Basic Sport Program

1)   St. John’s: Saturday Dec. 3rd (9:00 am-5:00pm) & Sunday Dec. 4th (9:00am-12:00pm) – Swiler’s Complex, Crosbie Road
2)   Gander: Saturday Nov. 5th (9:00am-5:00pm) & Sunday Nov. 6th (9:00am-12:00pm) – Gander Community Centre
3)   Corner Brook: Friday Nov. 18th (6:30pm-9:30 pm) & Saturday Nov. 19th (9:00am-5:00 pm) – Location TBA
4)   Happy Valley-Goose Bay: Saturday Jan. 14h (9:00am-5:00pm) & Sunday Jan. 15th (9:00am-12:00pm) – Location TBA

Competition Development
1)   Leading Drug Free Sport – Wednesday Oct. 26th (6:00pm–9:30pm) with Patti Thorne – Swiler’s
2)   Conflict Management – Wednesday Nov. 2nd (6:00 pm–9:30 pm) with Jill Brewer – MUN
3)   Coaching and Leading Effectively – Nov. 19th (9:00am-5:00pm) with Jill Brewer - MUN
4)   Developing Athletic Abilities – Wednesday Nov. 26th (9:00am-5:00pm) with Patti Thorne – MUN
To register for courses/sessions in your area, please email the following respective individuals:
1.    Western, Corner Brook - Dave Carroll at
 2.    Central, Gander - Jean Blackie at
 3.    Labrador, Happy Valley-Goose Bay - Trevor Paine at
 4.    Avalon - St. John's – Bruce Knox at

To register for Coach Education Night (Wednesday sessions), email Bruce Knox at by no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Tuesday preceding the Wednesday night session.
To register for weekend courses, please email the individuals above in your respective area by 4:00 p.m. on the Wednesday preceding the weekend course.
For questions on the above information or coaching specific questions, please contact Dave Feener by email at or by telephone at (709)729-6291.

All courses are free of charge!
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