Michael Atkinson has been added to the roster of Ontario Soccer Summit presenters his expertise will bring another dimension to this year's overall experience and serve to bolster the Club Development stream.
Atkinson, a Professor or Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto, will be presenting on "Depression in Male Athletes." His central areas of teaching and research interests pertain to the experiences of human suffering in physical cultures. Atkinson is also an active member of the University of Toronto’s Center for Sport Policy Studies, is an affiliated research Fellow at the Center for Physical Cultural Studies at Florida State University. Michael alos directs a multi-university and multi-agency collaborative research project spearheaded at the University of Toronto called The Sport Legacies Research Collaborative (SLRC).
“Michael will be speaking on issues that are perhaps not addressed enough in our community and they will bring a fresh perspective to the Ontario Soccer Summit 2017,” said Paul Burns, OSA Club Development Coordinator. “His talk will serve as a great companion piece to Sheldon Kennedy’s keynote speech on abuse prevention education.”
The host venue for the Ontario Soccer Summit 2017 is the Oshawa Civic Recreation Complex and Trent University and the event runs March 3-5, 2017.
The Oshawa Civic Centre boasts an international FIFA size 100 metre x 70 metre artificial turf playing field that can be configured into two or four fields for on-field learning.
Trent University, which is steps from the Oshawa Civic Centre, will offer an intimate setting, which is optimal for the immersive Soccer Summit learning experience.
Tickets are now on sale for the Ontario Soccer Summit and can be purchased here.
There are reduced rates for those booking groups of 5-20 attendees and even greater discounts for those booking 20 or more.
Also, the 2017 event will feature reduced pricing for youth (under 18 years of age) attendees. In addition, Female Mentorship Program participants, Learning Facilitators and District Administrators all receive special pricing.
Check back regularly on the Ontario Soccer Summit news page for updates on speakers, ticketing and events.