Providing leadership and support in the development of the sport plan. We also support the implementation of services within every phase and aspect of the plan.
Physiologists have a deep understanding of the body’s response at rest, during exercise and following periods of persistent training. They also understand how athletes respond and adapt to performing in different environments such as high heat or altitude. Our team of exercise and sport physiologists use objective measures to help coaches and athletes make informed decisions around training design, adaptations and competition day strategies.
Our focus is on prevention and we rely on in-depth intake, assessment and monitoring protocols to keep athletes injury free. But when injuries happen, athletes can trust our professionals to get them back to performing healthy and safely. Our collaboration with Group23 Sports Medicine, University of Calgary Sport Medicine and the Benson Concussion Institute is ensuring athletes have access to an exceptional level of care.
Our team of strength and conditioning professionals design, implement and deliver training appropriate for each athlete’s sport specific need - improving strength, power, aerobic capacity, endurance, speed, agility, coordination, flexibility, balance and/or reaction time. Strength and conditioning training also forms an important part of the injury prevention and return to performance strategies.
Our team of Performance Dietitians assess athletes’ individual needs and provide nutritional consultations, educational sessions on relevant nutritional topic and cooking workshops on proper meal preparation. We equip athletes with the skills they need to help make changes and ensure they can train, compete and recover with the best possible fuel no matter where they are in the world.
Our approach to mental performance is to empower athletes by identifying, assessing and developing specific behavioural improvement strategies to help athletes attain peak performance on a consistent basis. Providing the athletes and coaches with the tools to optimally perform daily in training and at the largest competitions is our goal.
Athletes with balance perform better, stay in sport longer and transition easier. Game Plan is Canada’s total athlete wellness program that strives to support national team athletes to live better and more holistic lives.