The latest Learning Facilitator Professional Development Weekend, titled Full Impact, was held Oct. 4-6, 2013 in the picturesque Prince Edward County community of Picton.
Learning Facilitators took part in a series of developmental workshops, discussions and activities, providing a strong educational foundation for those new to the role, while enhancing the skills and capabilities of more experienced LFs. In addition to providing the tools, strategies and techniques necessary to help coaches improve their training and competition plans, the LFPD Full Impact Weekend was a unique opportunity to build relationships and share ideas with like-minded LFs in a social environment.
Items on the agenda included concussions and injury prevention; the latest on the National Coaching Certification Program and its facilitation; the evolution and opportunities in E-learning; improving the on-field components of coaching workshops and more.
Dr. Jamie Kissick, a sport medicine physician practicing at the Ottawa Sport Medicine Centre, was in attendance as a guest speaker on concussions in athletes. Dr. Kissick is the former head team physician of the Ottawa Senators and has also been a team physician for the CFL’s Ottawa Renegades and the Triple-A Ottawa Lynx.
Manager, Coach Education
Coaches Association of Ontario