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Terrol Russell Presents at 2013 Northwest Coaching Symposium!
On Saturday October 25th, 2013 Saskatchewan Soccer Association High-Performance Stream Manager Terrol Russell travelled to Yellowknife, NWT to attend the 2013 Northwest Territories Coaching Symposium –“Coaching Every Step Counts” put on by the Sport North Federation. With representatives from sport, government, and academic institutions in the audience, Terrol presented his philosophical approach to High-Performance athlete development referred to as ‘Mistake-Based Learning’.
The description of Terrol’s presentation was as follows:
“Within the High Performance training environment mistakes allow for more effective learning to transpire. In contrast to the historical fear-based approach to mistakes, Mistake Based Learning advocates mistakes are necessary to permanently adapt behavior. Athletes focus on the output goal of a movement as opposed to the input. Manipulating the training environment and providing effort-based external feedback, the coach guides the athlete resolve output errors. The ‘constraints’ or ‘problems’ presented to the athlete, result in movement modifications and more consistent performance outcomes.” Terrol Russell BSc. (Kin), MSc. (MSES)
Feedback was very positive as the presentation included developmental specifics within the five-pillars of development that underlie Mistake-Based Learning. With references in the areas of Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology, Physiology, Motor Control, among others, a thoroughly researched approach to achieving athlete excellence has been drafted. Former graduate research gold-medal winner Terrol Russell is very thankful to Coach Huw Morris, NWT Soccer, and Sport North for the opportunity and looks forward to presenting again at a future date.
Huw Morris as the Technical Director for Northwest Territories Soccer had the following comments with regards to Terrol’s presentation:
“As Technical Director, my job is to bring in the best possible people to NWT to share their experience with northern coaches and players to further their development. Terrol was brought in to present at this symposium based on his extensive knowledge and experience in his field of Sports Science. We need people of the north to understand Sports Science for development. They need to understand that there are additional areas of development such as physiological and psychological components in addition to technical and tactical training components. This type of presentation allows northern athletes and coaches to understand that under the ‘Long Term Player Development Model’ the training environment needs to encompass Terrol’s areas of expertise. This provides for a well-rounded developmental environment.”
When asked about feedback from the attendees, other presenters, Sport North Federation members, Huw Morris, commented that, “Coach Russell’s presentation was embraced by some of Canada’s top Sports Science experts in attendance, in particular Wayne Halliwell, Sports Psychologist who has worked with professional athletes and several Canadian Olympians. Coach Russell’s presentation was overwhelmingly accepted and the opportunity for feedback and engagement was the longest provided in the symposium. The question and answer portion was extensive and well received. This discussion generated a lot of interest from coaches and allowed them to gain a new perspective on coaching which includes sport science components. The presentation was seen as a very modern concept but still included players working with a ball.”
Huw Morris indicated that the Sport North Federation was very happy to have had Coach Russell present. Huw’s final remarks were, “In closing, the general feeling was that Coach Russell presented in a modern approach and in my lifetime it was one of the most captivating presentations that I have had the pleasure of attending. This presentation would be well put to use around Saskatchewan and Canada with various clubs, organizations, and provincial bodies for developmental, educational, and instructional camps or workshops in order to help better prepare coaches on athlete development planning. On behalf of NWT Soccer and its Board of Directors, we would like to thank SSA and Coach Terrol Russell for allowing such a knowledgeable individual to attend this symposium. We look forward to continuing this rich relationship for future years to help develop our Northern Canadian athletes and coaches.”
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Thanks to our members for attending the 2013 AGM on Tues, Nov 19th.
Please click HERE to read the 2013 Annual Report.
2013-14 Board of Directors:
|Grant Emmond||Gilbert Wankling|
|Carmen Turnbull||Muhammad Rahman|
|Steve Raper||Craig Briere|
|Scott Redpath||Saundra Elson|
|Barry Hirtz||John Beebe|
|Brett MacPherson||Garry Nielsen|
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2013 PGYSA AWARD RECIPIENTS
Manager of the Year – Karen Wilkinson
Volunteer of the Year – Mario Mastroianni
President’s Award – Dustie Hall
Junior Referee of the Year – Owen Stewart
Senior Referee of the Year – Becky Adams
Soccer Boys – Liam Stewart & Luke Holmes
Soccer Girls – Tianna Pius & Fionna Raymond
Steve Lamble Memorial Award of Merit – Gaetano Mauro*
*This year PGYSA renamed the Award of Merit to honor the late Steve Lamble who acted as a coach, board member and volunteer. Please view the CKPG video that recognizes both the award and this year’s recipient, Gaetano Mauro.
A big thanks to Esther’s Inn Hotel for helping PGYSA put on a great event!
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