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About Our Featured Book

High-Performance Training for Sports, Second Edition, features contributions from global leaders in athletic performance training, coaching, and rehabilitation. This all-star team shares the cutting-edge knowledge and techniques they’ve used with Olympians, elite athletes, and teams from professional sport leagues around the world. In addition to fostering athletes’ speed, agility, jumping and landing capabilities, and anaerobic and aerobic conditioning, you’ll find six new chapters on programming for the in-season and off-season, learning and cueing, and having a positive impact on a training environment. To see more click here. 


Use code B271 to receive 40% off regular price.  Offer expires 1/31/2022

Special Featured Book

Sport Coaches' Handbook

Human Kinetics has released this groundbreaking reference for aspiring coaches and current coaches across all sports and participation levels. Sport Coaches’ Handbook is authored and edited by leading international figures in coaching and coach development who have been selected by the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE). The book helps coaches to fulfill their chosen role while considering their personal values and philosophy, the athletes they coach, and the environment in which they work. Coaches will find information and insights on numerous topics of critical importance to a successful coaching career:

  • Employing ethical decision making with a systematic method to ensure choices are consistent with moral and professional guidelines
  • Developing a coaching philosophy and evaluating how to define or sharpen that approach
  • Promoting athlete development by enhancing athletes’ psychological and physical growth as well as technical and tactical performance

Embracing the crucial characteristics that nurture effective leadership in coaching

To order this outstanding book click here

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