TRUEPlay Multisport

FREE Coach Development Workshops

True Sport is a series of programs and initiatives, like the TRUEplay Multisport program, that promote sport experiences based on the values of fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun. True Sport is dedicated to the notion that good sport can make a great difference, and that quality sport means focusing on both physical and ethical literacy in our sport programming.

In partnership with Sport for life, funded by RBC Learn to Play, True Sport is pleased to offer 4 free coach development sessions:

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Physical literacy Participants will learn how to incorporate physical literacy enriched activities into a variety of indoor or outdoor settings. The activities can be easily implemented by a coach, physical educator or generalist teacher, recreation leader or parent. Physical literacy will be discussed as a means to enhance performance, increase active participation, as well as to reduce risk of injury.
Free Workshop
Nepean Sportsplex Hall A
5:30pm - 9:30pm 
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True Sport Player Selection Guide True Sport is a series of programs and initiatives designed to give people, communities and organizations the means by which to leverage the many benefits of good sport through the promotion and engagement of the True Sport Principles. The True Sport Player Selection guide framework is designed to promote excellence and to inspire and develop athletes in a way that is consistent with the club's objectives.
Free Workshop
Nepean Sportsplex Hall C
9:00am - 1:00pm 
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Long Term Athlete Development Poster Assess your organization’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) readiness and explore strategies for integrating LTAD within your organizational planning and operations.
Free Workshop
Nepean Sportsplex Hall A
5:30pm - 9:30pm 
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Movement Poster Physical literacy movement preparation is movement that focuses on incorporating and improving fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills into activity. It prepares the body for movement and enhances the way you move for short-term and long-term benefits.
Free Workshop
Nepean Sportsplex Hall A
9:30am - 4:00pm 
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A Quality Sport Opportunity... Register Now!

The TruePlay MultiSport program is for children 7 & 8 years old, located at D.Roy Kennedy school every Wednesday from 6-7 and 7-8 pm. Over 12 weeks, participants will have the opportunity to play 5-7 different sports, with sessions led by specialist coaches from the Ottawa area. The development of both Physical and Ethical literacy are the foundation of this program, and are ingrained into each session.

Check out the Program Flyer for more information and registration details.

Limited spots available - Registration closes September 27th .

Changing the Game

tsf-osullivanbook.jpgAs part of a new education series supported by an RBC Learn to Play grant, the True Sport Foundation was pleased to host author and speaker John O’Sullivan in Ottawa on January 24.

John is the author of the bestseller Changing the Game: The Parent's Guide to Raising Happy, High-Performing Athletes, and Giving Youth Sports Back to our Kids. He is also the founder of the Changing the Game Project – which was created to help coaches, parents and administrators develop high-performing athletes through positive, child-centered sporting environments.

Attendees listened to John discuss the ways we can help our young athletes perform to their potential, while at the same time giving them ownership and enjoyment of their sports experience. His talk touched on:

  • How to keep your kids in sports
  • How to encourage your kids to perform well
  • How to change your kids’ sports experience for the better
  • How to motivate your kids to take ownership for sports
  • How to help, and not hinder, their performance through the things you say and do

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TRUEPlay Multisport

John O’Sullivan’s appearance was the kick off to our education series tied to a collaborative project that will bring together multiple sectors of the community – sport, recreation, education and individual citizens – to help us educate Ottawa area communities about the importance of creating an environment that focuses on age- and stage-appropriate physical and ethical development.

TRUEPlay Multisport is a nine-month pilot project targeting children in Grades 1 and 2. The children will participate in a variety of sports learning new skills while developing their physical and ethical literacy skills. Physical literacy  is developed through a wide variety of fundamental movement skills such as running, throwing, catching and jumping. The True Sport Principles provide the foundation for nurturing the growth of ethical literacy in children and youth – which continues to progress with age and through stages of development.

Research indicates that for all-round development, our kids need to play different sports and participate in a variety of activities from an early age, programs should be delivered by qualified learning facilitators and be consistent with the Long Term Athlete Development framework.

TRUEPlay Multisport, will strive to develop character in our children through sport by providing them with opportunities to try new things and develop skills and confidence so that they can enjoy the positive benefits of a quality sport experience.

Project goals:

  • Provide the opportunity for children to participate in a quality multisport experience with a focus on physical and ethical literacy.
  • Educate community leaders on the importance of integrating physical literacy and ethical literacy into their programs.
  • Engage and encourage parents to seek out quality sport experiences.
  • Instill character in our children and strengthen our communities through a positive sport experience.
  • Inspire children to be active for life.

The True Sport Foundation is a proud recipient of an RBC Learn to Play Grant to build a healthier community by increasing both physical and ethical literacy of Canada’s kids and youth.

Learn more about the RBC Learn to Play Projects.


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