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The Play. Inspire. Unite. Podcast - Episode #11

By Staff, 05/12/19, 10:15AM EDT


Renowned sports scientist Dr. Stephen Norris, stopped by the Play. Inspire. Unite. Podcast to discuss soccer, youth player development and much more.

Play. Inspire. Unite. 

The Play Inspire Unite Podcast is an interview series which features conversations with influential people from within Ontario Soccer and the Ontario Soccer membership. Discussing issues which impact the province, it's designed to highlight the work of those who are showing us how to Play, Inspire and Unite others in our community. 

Dr. Norris is recognized for his work as a sport scientist, an advocate for grassroots holistic development of youth and a leading authority on playground to podium performing system development.

Norris served as the central performance consultant for the Own The Podium program leading up to the successful 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C. where Canada won a record 14 gold medals.

Topics and Timestamps

1:17 - How does a “hyper structure” environment stall a player’s long term development?

3:50 - Why is high school a good benchmark to measure player participant pathway?

6:37 - How do we encourage the idea of building players from the inside out?



8:38 - How do you view the sport of Soccer in Canada currently?

13:49 - How can clubs build passion around a competition structure?

19:39 - What kind of cutting edge trends are worth nothing in amateur sports currently?

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