Included here are some helpful resources for staying both mentally and physically well during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Physical Preparation

Sport Dietetics

Sport Psychology

This Mental Health Continuum, adapted from the Canadian Mental Health Association, is intended to help you understand your mental health and the signs to look for in keeping yourself well. It also provides language that will be familiar to athletes and coaches you can use to talk about these things.

TedTalk from South African psychologist, Dr. Susan David, about developing resiliency, joy, hope and courage in the face of COVID-19.  It can be especially helpful saying “I am noticing, I am feeling (insert feeling) vs. I am (feeling)”.

i.e. mindfulness exercise to separate noticing temporary emotions versus more permanent states of being

#TerrificTuesdays

Guest Speakers

Athlete Driven Sentiments

COPSIN Advantage Webinar Series: Resources

During this time of physical distancing due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Game Plan the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN) is offering free webinars for athletes and coaches to give an opportunity to connect, learn and provide additional support.

Coaches

Mindful Mondays at a Distance: Goal Setting with Your Athletes

Facilitated by Alayne Hing, M.Sc. Mental Performance Consultant, Canadian Sport Institute Calgary

Mindful Mondays at a Distance: Managing Anxiety

Facilitated by Susan Cockle M.A., Mental Performance Consultant, Registered Psychologist & Jason Sjostrom, Director Coaching, Canadian Sport Institute Calgary

Athletes

Energy Needs During a Time of Active Rest

Facilitated by Kelly Drager, French presentation by Erik Sesbreno, MSc., RD, Nutritionniste en chef, i’Institut national du sport Québec

Financial Management and Investing in an Economic Downturn

Facilitated by John Hastings CFA, MBA

Sleep Disruption During the Pandemic

Facilitated by Charles H. Samuels MD, CCFP, DABSM Medical Director, Centre for Sleep and Human Performance & Brittany Hudak, 2018 Paralympic Bronze Medallist

COPSIN Advantage Webinar Series Registration

Registration for upcoming webinars: