SINGAPORE YOUTH SPORT PATHWAYS CONFERENCE

FUNDAMENTALS OF ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

 

Organised by the National Youth Sports Institute (NYSI), the theme for the Singapore Youth Sport Pathways Conference 2024 is ‘Fundamentals of Athlete Development’. The focus will be on the importance of a holistic environment to strengthen our athletes’ fundamentals to help them get on the high-performance pathways. The conference will allow sport administrators, coaches, practitioners, and educators to keep up to date with the bio-psychosocial, environmental and contextual factors of youth athlete development.

 

 

REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED

14 March 2024: 9.00am – 3.00pm (GMT +8:00)
15 March 2024: 9.00am – 12.30pm (GMT +8:00)

Singapore Sports Hub,
Black Box Auditorium 

Ticket: SGD90

KEY TOPICS

COMMONALITIES IN PATHWAYS THAT STRENGTHEN ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

Critical success factors (Foundation and Development stages) for high-performance outcomes
⚬ environment
⚬ athlete

⚬ coach
How can we better support athlete transitions along the pathway?

 

COACHING CONSIDERATIONS FOR ATHLETE INCLUSION TOWARDS PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES

How can we provide unstructured and safe competition opportunities for all at the Foundation level?
First step to professionalising coaching: US Journey

 

BUILDING RESILIENT ATHLETES WITH CHALLENGE MINDSET

• Clarifying myths and misconceptions of resilience
• How can we better create an environment to nurture resilience?
• What does a day-to-day high-challenge and high-support environment look like?

PROGRAMME


DAY 1

0830 — Registration

0905  Opening Address
0915 Keynote #1: Developing Resilience in Youth Athletes: The Role of the Environment
Dr Mustafa Sarkar, Assoc. Professor of Sport and Performance Psychology, Nottingham Trent University

1015 — Tea-Break
1045 Breakout Session
1200 — Lunch and Networking
1300 — Breakout Session Summary by Dr Mustafa Sarkar

1315
Keynote #2: Commonalities in Pathways that Strengthen Athlete
Development

Dr Taisuke Kinugasa, Senior Pathway Scientist & Senior Researcher
High Performance Sport Center, Japan Sport Council
1415 — Safeguarding of Athletes Transitioning Between Sports
Ms Karen Velthuis, Olympian
Sports Consultant, Singapore Aquatics

1435 — Panel Discussion with Dr Mustafa Sarkar and Ms Karen Velthuis
1500 — 
End of Programme

DAY 2

0830 Registration
0900 Recap of Day 1
0910 Keynote #3: Coaching Considerations for Athlete Inclusion towards Performance Outcomes
Ms Mariejo Truex, Senior Director
Team Coach and Athlete Development, USA Swimming

0955 Philosophers’ Walk & Tea-Break
1035 Guest Coach Speakers:
• Mr Rafiuddin Sawal, Singapore Sports School
Mr Lionel Leong, Singapore Disability Sports Council
• Ms Lim Jia Min, ActiveSG Academies and Clubs

1105 Jack of All Trades, Master of Self: An insight into Gabrielite Sports Excellence Programme
Mr Hector Gomez, Lead Teacher (Physical Education) & MOE – Physical Education Knowledgeable Others
(Sports and Games Primary) St Gabriel’s Primary School

1125 Panel Discussion with Guest Coach Speakers and Mr Hector Gomez

1145 Closing Panel Discussion
1220
Closing Address

1 Champions Way, Singapore 737913
enquire@nysi.org.sg
www.nysi.org.sg