The following information will be continually updated as more direction and requirements are provided by the provincial government.
Athletics New Brunswick is committed to safe sport for all members and has been working with the National task force, Back on Track, to develop return to training and competition guidelines. Therefore, we will be following the return to training and competition guidelines developed by the National task force, Back on Track. We have also highlighted any additional or differing guidelines that have been set specifically for the Province of New Brunswick. These guidelines should be used after making the personal decision that you are comfortable to return to training and competing.
Return to Training and Competition Documents
3) Club Risk Assessment & Mitigation Checklist Tool
4) Individual Waiver & Attestation - Available through Trackie
5) Club Waiver & Attestation - Available through Trackie
*The corresponding Trackie links will be made available for all members in the next few days (estimated Monday, June 8th). Until then, no group activity or training will be sanctioned, nor endorsed by Athletics Ontario. Only after all coaches, athletes, or involved parties have completed the required acknowledgements will it be acceptable to return to formal training and practices following the Back on Track guidelines.*
6) SAMPLE Athlete Check-In Document
Resources for YOUTH:
- Canada's Sport for Life Resource page: Provides many different resources for youth and parents alike on physical literacy and activities.
- World Athletics: 'Athletics @ Home' provides kids with many different resources to have fun while at home!
Athletics @ Home Create Your Own Spikes: https://www.worldathletics.org/news/series/make-own-spikes-colour-in-craft-art
Athletics @ Home Reading with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce: https://www.worldathletics.org/news/series/shelly-ann-fraser-pryce-reads-i-am-a-promise
Athletics @ Home Kids Geography Activity: https://www.worldathletics.org/news/series/athletics-geography-activity
Athletics @ Home Colour the Stars!: https://www.worldathletics.org/news/series/colouring-in-legend-athletes
- Athletics Alberta's ICAN RJTW at Home: Inspired by the Run Jump Throw Wheel program and modified to be able to provide track & field activities from home.
Training Tips for U16 Athletes & Above from Steve LeBlanc:
Tuesday, April 21st:
Since many of you are in a situation where you don't have access to equipment or facilities to do more specific training, you might think that you can't keep working on technique. While it can be more difficult, you can still work on many key technical elements in your events by breaking them down to key parts of the skills. For throwers, rehearsing your footwork and doing "shadow throws" can be very useful in building your rhythm and focusing on key movements and positions. For jumpers, doing short approach takeoff work can build really good patterns for full jumps, particularly those final two steps into takeoff, and most short approach drills do not require pits or mats. Even vaulters can work on good takeoff mechanics by simulating the PV takeoff with a hockey stick or broom handle substituting for a pole to achieve the same takeoff position. Hurdlers can still build good hurdle rhythm by using water bottles or other objects to mark out hurdle spacings to run through. By focusing on the basic but essential technical components of your event, you may even make some break-throughs.
Key components to focus on:
Rhythm & tempo - work on developing the rhythm of the skill or the tempo of the movements in the skill
Position & balance - think about the body positions involved in the skill, or the balance required
Sequence & pattern - build the movement patterns and sequences of movements, first slow and smoothly and gradually speeding them up
Wednesday, May 5th:
The Mental Game
While your physical preparations may be disrupted a little, take this time to work on your mental game. There are many mental skills that will help you in competition, but they need to be practiced and mastered just like any other skill. Now is a great time to develop those skills. Mental rehearsal, visualization & imagery, concentration, all of these involve skills that can be practiced and improved.
Mental practice or mental rehearsal of a skill can improve your ability to actually do the skill. For the best transfer, you should try to imagine yourself executing the skill in as vivid a way as possible, mentally executing it in "real time", using the correct movement sequence in as much detail as possible. Imagine yourself successfully executing the skill. You can even add some small physical movements to enhance the proprioceptive "feel" as you imagine yourself doing the skill. Due to the fact that it requires no physical effort to do a mental rehearsal of a skill, you can execute the skill over and over, doing hundreds more repetitions than you could physically do. This will incredibly enhance your learning and mastery of the skill. You can learn more about this by checking out these links: