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BC Hockey and SportMed BC Speaker Series
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

BC Hockey and SportMed BC are excited to offer BC Hockey members the opportunity to attend six (6) informative Speaker Series led by expert sport medicine and sport science presenters.  The workshops are targeted to parents and coaches of players aged 8 – 13 years.

The Speaker Series schedule is:





October 14, 2015

Langley Event Centre

Meeting Room A

7:00 – 7:45pm

Injury Prevention and Injury Management

Paul Dwyer

8:00 – 8:45pm

Growth and Development Factors in Youth Sports

Dr. Ben Sporer

October 21, 2015

University of the Fraser Valley - Building B, Room B101


7:00 – 7:45pm

Nutrition for Young Athletes

Michelle Shepard

8:00 – 8:45pm

Concussion Management

Dr. Shelina Babul

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October 28, 2015

Langley Event Centre

Meeting Room A

7:00 – 7:45pm

Mental Performance for Young Athletes

Dr. David Cox

8:00 – 8:45pm

Taking Care of Your Feet – Skates and Shoes for Training

Dr. Joseph Stern

The cost to attend all six (6) series is just $25 and is open to the first 60 registrants.

Register Now

About the Speakers and Topics:

Injury Prevention and Injury Management

Presented by Paul Dwyer, Certified Athletic Therapist and Strength and Conditioning Specialist, SportMed BC Safety Manager

An introduction to proper season preparation and during-season considerations for injury prevention and optimal sport enjoyment for young athletes, discussion about the management of common injuries to ensure proper recovery and successful return to play.


Growth and Development Factors in Young Athletes

Presented by Dr. Ben Sporer, Exercise Physiologist and consultant to several national team programs

Insights into the key growth and development factors affection physical, psychological, social and emotional growth and development of children in this critical age range, and how those factors affect physical learning and sport development in children.



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