Thursday, January 30, 2014

Athletic Excellence fund and SportNL Scholarships

SportNL in partnership with the Provincial Government has launched the Athletic Excellence fund which has now streamlined the following funding programs into one application: 

Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Scholarships/BursariesFunded by Sport Newfoundland and Labrador, the purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to qualifying amateur athletes, coaches and or officials to help offset the costs of training and competition.

Premier’s Athletic Awards
The Premier’s Athletic Awards is a program designed to recognize athletic excellence of the province’s athletes. Financial support is provided to selected athletes to help with costs incurred through training and competition. Athletes must be currently training and competing in the sport indicated with the intention to continue training upon receipt of their award.

Team Gushue Award
Presented annually during the Premier’s Athletic Awards reception, the Team Gushue Award recognizes academic and athletic excellence. The award was established in 2007 in recognition of Team Gushue’s gold medal victory at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. The award is presented to one male and one female athlete who are currently attending or planning to attend a recognized post-secondary institution and have competed in a national or international level sporting competition in their last competitive season.

Elite Athlete Assistance ProgramThe Elite Athlete Assistance Program provides support to high performance provincial athletes that have been selected for a national team. Financial support is provided to select athletes to support the costs incurred through training and competition and must be used for this purpose only.

Please visit the following links for more information and to download the application form. 

TROY CROFT | executive director | T 709.576.4932 | F 709.576.7493

Friday, January 17, 2014

Coaching NL - Winter 2014 Coaching Schedule

Introduction to Competition – (Formerly Part A and Part B Courses)

Friday, March 14 (6:30-10:30) and Saturday, March 15 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Modules: Nutrition for the Athlete, Practice Planning, Making Ethical Decisions

Friday, March 21 (6:00pm-10:00pm) and Saturday March 22 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Module: Nutrition for the Athlete, Practice Planning, Making Ethical Decisions
Location: Sport NL Building, 1296A Kenmount Road, Paradise

Friday, March 28 (6:30pm-10:30pm) and Saturday, March 29 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Module: Teaching and Learning Basic Mental Skills, Design a Basic Sport Program
Location: Grenfell College, Room AS 216, Corner Brook

Friday, April 5 (7:00pm-9:00pm), Saturday, April 6 (9:00am-5:00pm) and Sunday, April 7 (9:00am-1:00pm)
Module: Teaching and Learning Basic Mental Skills, Design a Basic Sport Program
Location: Sport NL Building, 1296A Kenmount Road, Paradise

Competition Development Courses
*Location for all Competition Development Courses is Sport NL, 1296A Kenmount Road

1. Prevention and Recovery: Tuesday, February 4 and Wednesday, February 5 (6:00pm-10pm each night)
2. Leading Drug Free Sport: Wednesday, February 26 (6:00pm-10:00pm)  
3. Psychology of Performance: Tuesday, March 11 and Wednesday, March 12 (6:00pm-10pm each night)
4. Coaching and Leading Effectively: Sunday, March 30 (9:00am-5:00pm)
5. Managing Conflict: Wednesday, April 16 (6:00pm-10:00pm)
6. Developing Athletic Abilities: Monday, April 28 and Tuesday, April 29 (6:00pm-10pm each night)

Professional Development Courses
Did you know Coaching Association of Canada has a new Professional Development policy? Check it out at

1. Fundamental Movement Skills: Saturday, May 3 (8:30am-12:00pm)
Location: St. John’s Area (TBA)
2. Resistance: Saturday, May 3, (1:00pm-5:00pm)
Location: St. John’s Area (TBA)

Through funding provided to Coaching NL from the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, all courses offered by Coaching NL are available at no cost to participants.  This provides coaches with a unique opportunity to start or enhance their coaching education and certification. To register for a course in your area please contact:

1. St. John’s- Bill Taggart (
2. Corner Brook - Dave Carroll (

Contact Bill Taggart by email ( or phone (576-4979)
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