Coach Professional Development

For those of you interested in some coaching professional development and a better understanding of how to implement LTAD into your programs, Sport Manitoba will be offering a one day Summit for sport leaders.  The morning session will a great opportunity for coaches who are working athletes year round, such as the Learn to Race Program. If you are interested in the morning session, please contact Susan (info below) and register.  If you have any questions about the summit, please feel free to contact Jayson Gillespie/Head Provincial Coach-Manitoba Cycling Association: Email:



Please RSVP your attendance to Susan Stastook at 204–925-5612 or by Thursday, October 3, 2013.

2013 Canadian Sport for Life Mini-Summits
Featuring Istvan Balyi
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Conference Centre, 145 Pacific Avenue

Session No. 1:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Session No. 2:  1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.  Mini-Summit – No. 1

Building the Train to Train Athlete Mini-Summit (half-day)
This Mini-Summit will provide guidelines on how to optimize periodization for adolescent/pubertal and young adult athletes while taking LTAD principles into consideration.  A step-by-step planning protocol will be introduced and utilized in an actual workshop setting.  This session will examine how the system impacts the Train to Train Athlete and will include topics such as Talent Identification and Selection, Specialization and Multisport Participation and Winning vs. Development.  Sport System Leaders will be challenged to manage system elements to provide an optimal environment for the adolescent athlete.

This session is geared at Executive Directors, Coaches, and Other Sport System Leaders including PSO Board Members.

1:30p.m. – 4:00p.m.    Mini – Summit – No. 2

Train to Train Periodization – A 10 Step Process (half-day)
This session is perfect for coaches working with athletes on an annual training plan whether a train to train athlete or train to compete athlete.  This will be an active – hands on session.  Coaches should come with their competition schedule and training calendar.  More preparation details to follow.

This session is open to all sport leaders but geared at coaches that work with athletes in the Train to Train stage and beyond.  It is ideal for Canada Games and High Performance coaches working with athletes competing at Interprovincial Level.

Istvan Bayli – from Vancouver, Istvan is the architect of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model and a Planning and Periodization expert.  He’s authored four books and published over 75 chapters and articles related to the LTAD model.  His series on LTAD and periodization have both been published in Australia, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.  Within Canada, Istvan has worked with 16 different National Teams as a high performance advisor and planning and periodization consultant.  Currently, he holds the position of LTAD advisor for The Kingdom of Bahrain and Sport Canada, as well as the title of LTAD developer for the South African Sports Confederation and South African Olympic Committee. He also works with Canadian national sport organizations on LTAD model development.

Adam Decker – The Sport for Life Performance Manager is blazing a trail for Team Toba athletes to perform to their potential, following a record performance in Sherbrooke this summer, Adam will be joining the team to deliver CS4L mini-summits.  Adam has been with Sport Manitoba for just two years and is a graduate from the University of Manitoba with a Kinesiology and Education degree.  He also holds a Masters from the University of California, Pennsylvania.  In addition he is a fully certified strength and conditioning specialist and had first-hand experience coaching AA hockey.

Please RSVP your attendance to Susan Stastook at 204–925-5612 or by Thursday, October 3, 2013.