Ontario Weightlifting Association
NCCP Club Coach Course
This course is hosted at: Nepean YMCA 1642 Merivale RD, Ottawa Ontario K2G 4A1
Event URL: http://www.eventbrite.ca/event/3808573546
NCCP Club Coach Course
This course is hosted at:
University of Toronto Mississauga,
Recreation, Athletics, and Wellness Centre (RAWC)
High Performance Centre
3359 Mississauga Road North in Mississauga, ON, L5L 1C6
Click HERE for a map!
EXCITING NEWS: High Performance Program Development
The OWA has been selected to be among the 30 PSO (Provincial Sport Organization) to participate in the development of the high performance management program. This was generated by a renewed effort from the Ontario government to increase the participation of Ontario athletes at the Pan American games to be held in Toronto in 2015. The committee that will work on the development of the program is made up of Pierre St-Jean (lead person) Moira Lassen and Andrew Bellerby with Dan Robitaille as the alternate.
This program is the key to our success at the national and international level and requires that we involve the whole OWA community . Please click on the High Performance tab to find out how to give us your input.
Study Finds Weightlifting Beneficial To Children
60 year study find weightlifting to be highly beneficial to growing children. Particularly between the ages of 7 to 12. The study found that contrary to popular belief weightlifting has no negative side effects for young children when performed under qualified supervision. Significantly while prepubescent children did not produce significant gains in muscle mass their strength gains were significant and attributed completely to neurological adaptations which occur more readily in younger children.
New York Times references the same article here: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/24/phys-ed-the-benefits-of-weight-training-for-kids/
For CWFHC memos, international competition schedules, Olympic games information etc. click here to visit www.canadaweightlifting.ca.
Click for Quest For Gold information
Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program
Female Full Card: Isabelle Despres
Male Full Card: Justin Spencer
Female Half Card: Allison Loyst
Male Half Card: Justin Spencer
Please note that this list is unofficial and is subject to change pending the outcome of any appeals and/or any re-selection decisions made by the PSO/MSO Selection Committee or the Quest for Gold Appeals Committee. As a consequence, this list should not be seen as final.
Athletes who have not been nominated and who wish to appeal this decision can do so by following the process set out in the Quest for Gold Athlete's Handbook.
Thank you to Opsue for their financial contribution
towards the Championship fund.
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