Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Introductory Officials Clinic - Track Events (Feb 20 and March 12)

Introductory Officials Clinic - Track Events

February 20 and March 12, 2016, MUN Field House

NLAA is inviting former track and field athletes and interested parents to attend one of the two officials clinics offered on February 20 and March 12. The clinics will provide an overview of the different track events and will introduce participants to various tasks performed by officials.

The two clinics will be held at the MUN Field House just before the track meets on February 20 and March 12. Participants can attend either session.

Date: February 20 (repeat on March 12)
Location: MUN Field House

Clinic Schedule:
  •     5:45pm Arrival
  •     6:00pm-6:30pm Overview of rules
  •     6:45pm-8:30pm Observe Event Conduct
  •     8:30pm-8:45pm Debriefing

Prerequisite: None

  • Heather O'Brien
  • Michelle Wilkins

This Clinic is free of charge. The sessions will be held indoors; please dress for comfort and light activity, and wear indoor sneakers. Bring pen and paper to take notes. The session will last for about 3 hours.

Most Clinic participants will be asked to sit at designated areas to observe the conduct of races and take notes. Some may be assigned a volunteer position as part of the officials' crew.

For more information please contact the NLAA office at (709) 576-1303.

Please register before Saturday (meet day):

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

RBC Training Ground / Camp des Recrues is LIVE

Dear Athletes,

We wanted to invite you to a new event called RBC Training Ground where you can put your athletic abilities to the test to support you in achieving your athletic dreams.
RBC Training Ground will host 4 athlete identification camps from February 20th to March 12th, in 4 cities across Canada. Attached you will find all the details for the event in Halifax. You can find the 3 additional dates and locations on the event  website .

Athletes selected to attend will compete in the following exercises:
  •  POWER - vertical jump, standing jump, standing triple jump
  • SPEED - 40m running sprint, 6 second bike sprint
  • STRENGTH -1 upper body push, 1 upper body pull, 1 leg press, medicine ball throw
  • ENDURANCE - Arm/leg bike

One top performer at each RBC Training Ground will get the ultimate sport experience – a trip to the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games. In order to participate in the contest component of the event you will need to meet all contest eligibility criteria that are laid out in the contest rules and regulations.
Based on your performance results at the RBC Training Ground event, you may be invited to go through additional sport specific testing and skill assessments.  Selected athletes may then be invited to join an NSO sport specific RBC Next Generation Program. This program will provide funding through the selected NSO to support you in your training and development.
RBC Training Ground participants attending may be showcased and featured CBC/Radio – Canada network and RBC Training Ground website.
You will need to apply at http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/trainingground/#apply_now  and will be informed if you were selected a couple days following. 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Rod Snow
Executive Director
NL Sports Centre
Director for High Performance Training

Monday, February 1, 2016


The CAAWS Women and Leadership Program consists of a series of five 3-hour professional development (PD) sessions that blend theory with practical applications, and provide an opportunity for  women working or volunteering in the sport or physical activity sector to share experiences, reflect on ideas and apply specific techniques. The sessions also allow for networking opportunities among participants. Developed for women by women, the workshops are now being rolled-out across Canada.

Coaching Newfoundland and Labrador is proud to partner with CAAWS to offer the workshops to the women of our province.

Please see below for full information and how to register!

Workshop #1: Developing Your Network (DYN)
Strong networking skills can be a valuable tool, both personally and professionally. From building organizational partnerships to knowing about upcoming events, building your network is a long-term investment with great payoffs.

  • Explore the value of personal and professional networks
  • Identify strategies to build and maintain your network
  • Rehearse networking scenarios

Workshop #2: Work-Life Balance (WLB)
For many women, balancing the demands of work, family, friends, and personal time is a challenge. This workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to explore a variety of strategies to add more balance to their lives.

  • Explore the need for balance in your life
  • Examine 10 key solutions to help you find and maintain balance
  • Share tips and success stories

Who: Women involved in sport, recreation and physical activity

Where: Swilers Rugby Club, 100 Crosbie Road, St. John’s

When: Developing Your Network (Wednesday, February 10, 6:30pm-9:30pm), Work-Life Balance (Wednesday, February 24, 6:30pm-9:30pm)


Registration information:
Billy Taggart (576-4979) btaggart@sportnl.ca

*Please register by Friday, February 5 for DYN, Friday, February 19 for WLB