Message from Sport for Life Society:
Due to the popularity of the Long-Term Athlete Development – Podium Pathway presentation at the 2017 Sport for Life Canadian Summit, Sport for Life Society will be delivering a free follow-up webinar on same topic. Please register and join in on Tuesday March 28th at 10:00am – 12:00pm PST.
Long-Term Athlete development – Podium Pathway Webinar:
From Active Start to a Gold Medal Profile –
Own The Podium and Sport for Life Webinar
Facilitated by Dr. Andy Van Neutegem and Richard Way
Dr. Andy Van Neutegem
Following a 15-year career in Great Britain in high performance sport, Dr. Andy Van Neutegem returned to Canada in 2008 to work for Canadian Sport Institute-Pacific as a High Performance Director as well as undertaken the Lead role in the Performance Readiness Division (Psychology, Research and Medical Services) of CSI-Pacific. Currently, Andy is a High Performance Athlete Development Advisor with Own the Podium. He has also led Canada’s National Wheelchair Rugby Team to medals at the Beijing, London, and Rio Paralympic games, and at the 2014 World Championships as the High Performance Director.
Dr. Van Neutegem is a faculty member in the Centre for Sport and Exercise Education at Camosun College. He also an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia in the Master’s degree, High Performance Coaching & Technical Leadership. Recently, Andy was the recipient of the Coach Association of Canada Investors Group National NCCP Coach Developer Award.
Richard Way
Richard is the CEO of the Sport for Life Society and an architect of the Long-Term Athlete Development Framework. Richard has facilitated the use of Long-Term Athlete Development for over 30 sports in more than 50 countries, and co-authored the book, Long-Term Athlete Development, with Istvan Balyi and Colin Higgs. Richard serves on the faculty of the Institute for Global Studies at the University of Delaware. A thought leader on physical literacy, Richard is a founding member of the International Physical Literacy Association. Additionally, he was the Director of Sport for Vancouver’s successful 2010 Winter Olympic Games Bid Corporation, a former commission member of the International Luge Federation, and former executive of the Canadian Luge Association. Richard represented Canada in nine Luge World Championships and was an All-Canadian West soccer star for the University of Calgary.