Exciting new research reveals that shared values can increase an organization’s effectiveness. Based on in-depth interviews with 10 NSOs CEOs, this workshop will share new insights into how sport leaders can more effectively deal with the issues that prevent them from achieving their objectives. We will also explore how Management by Values (MBV) can connect people towards a common purpose, facilitate a dialogue when obstacles surface, and help to generate a resilient and learning culture. Lessons learned from the participating NSOs will be shared.
Faced with the problem of how to group youths for sport participation, many governing bodies use a cut-off date (e.g., January 1st) to determine participation eligibility. What results is a ‘relative age’ difference of almost 12 months between those born shortly after the cut-off date (e.g., January) and those born just prior to the cut-off date (e.g., December). This presentation will summarize the influence of relative age differences on talent development and sport participation, and will discuss some of the solutions that have been suggested as well as future research directions.
This presentation considers what it means for sports, recreation and physical education as they try to take the idea of physical literacy and put it into practice in their day-to-day activities in the gym or on the field of play. The difference between skill development and developing physical literacy will be explored, along with practical ways of developing physical literacy in children and youth.
This presentation covers the basic principles of periodization, chronical age versus developmental age, sensitive periods of accelerated adaption to training, windows of trainability, monitoring growth and reactive periodization.