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Perform to your potential with proven mental training techniques! Achieving Excellence: Mastering the Mindset for Peak Performance in Sport and Life offers a variety of peak performance strategies to help athletes, coaches, and performers of all kinds achieve a winning mindset. The book explores sport psychology concepts and provides practical, proven strategies to incorporate into your daily life and competitive career.

Renowned mental skills coach and performance psychology expert Colleen Hacker has helped hundreds of Olympic and professional athletes to achieve their individual and team goals. In Achieving Excellence, she shares her approach for cultivating confidence, focus, and habits of excellence. She will teach you how to create action plans for success and develop performance routines that optimize achievement. Inside, you will discover the strategies and practical tools needed for success in life and sport.

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Use code B709 to receive 40% off regular price! Offer expires 10/31/2022

Special Featured Book

Try to recall the best coach you’ve ever had. Consider what differentiated them from other coaches; what made them so effective? Was it their knowledge and programming, or did it come down to the way they communicated with you and the way they made you feel? While the former are critical, it is a coach’s words that set them apart from the rest.

The Language of Coaching focuses on the impact that communication has on an individual’s ability to learn and perform a movement. Written by performance coach Nick Winkelman, the book examines how instruction, feedback, and cueing can significantly affect training outcomes. Grounded in motor learning and the science of attentional focus, Winkelman takes you on a journey, guiding you through practical coaching frameworks that will help you adapt your language to the learning needs of those you support.

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Training DVDs

Training 1 — Age Appropriate:
Dynamic warm-up, Core strength, and Agility

This coach friendly DVD, which has easy to implement drills for the Learn to Train (Females: 8-11, and Males: 9-12) and Train to Train (Females: 11-15 and Males: 12-16) age group athletes has been sport engineered by the Sport Medicine and Science Council of Manitoba.

It features developmental athletes in age appropriate drills and is the first of a series of multi-sport videos dealing with the crucial subject of Long Term Athlete Development.

Training 2 — Age Appropriate:
Games with a Purpose

The 2nd in the series of LTAD DVD’s from Sport Manitoba is the Games with a Purpose DVD.

Games with a Purpose focuses on teaching 6 fundamental physical literacy’s (Balance, Running, Jumping, Throwing, Catching & Striking) as well as great age appropriate mental training activities. The DVD is intended for parents, early childcare educators, teachers and coaches working with athletes in the Active Start and FUNdamentals stages of the LTAD model, specifically 4-8 year olds.

Developed in partnership with Sport Manitoba, Sport Medicine and Science Council of Manitoba along with sport expertise from Athletics Canada, Baseball Canada, Gymnastics, Canadian Soccer Association & Softball Canada. The DVD shows 3 fun activities & games to reinforce the participant’s acquisition each of the 6 literacy’s.

Training 3 — Age Appropriate:
Strength, Speed and Testing

This coach friendly DVD highlights the speed and strength development though easy to implement drills for the Learn to Train ( Females 8-11, and Males 9-12) and Train to Train ( Females 11-15 and Males 12-16) age group athletes. The DVD also includes Field tests and demonstrates testing protocol for establishing Peak Height Velocity, ( a key practice in establishing windows of trainability).

The drills have been endorsed by the Sport Medicine and Science Council of Manitoba.

Training 4 — Age Appropriate:
More than just Games 

More than just Games is a video with 60 games reviewed by our physical education and early childhood educator experts as well as the Coaching Manitoba advisory board that teaches a variety of physical literacy in a variety of areas

1. On the ice from the experts in hockey, figure skating, speed skating and curling
2. Indoors from the experts in gymnastics, basketball, volleyball and combative sports
3. Outdoors from the experts in athletics, football, soccer and cross country ski
4. In the water from the experts in swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming and wake board/water ski
5. And also with implements from the experts at golf, badminton, tennis, baseball and softball

Physical literacy skills are key to being active for life. Early years of childhood are key times to acquire physical literacy skills. Teachers, early childhood educators, coaches and parents are key people to teach physical literacy skills. More than just Games is a resource for teachers, early childhood educators, coaches and parents that allows them to easily teach physical literacy skills in a fun manner so youth can acquire the physical literacy skills to allow them to be active for life.

Library Books

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our Sport Manitoba Resource Centre online library.

Librarything is an online library database which you can use to search for books available at the Canada Games Sport for Life Resource Centre.

The Librarything website will give you the list of the books we have in our library and when possible a description of the book. You do not have to be a member when using Librarything to search the Resource library.

How to search for a book

Use the “Search this Library” button located on the top right hand corner of the page under the “Search Site” button.

Hint: “Search this Library” button will give you the books available from our library where as the “Search Site” button will give you the books in the entire Librarything website.

Explore our database of books on Librarything