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Dr. Stephen Norris was one of three keynote speakers at the 2018 Ontario Soccer Summit.
He 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.
He 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.
At the Ontario Soccer Summit he spoke to the audience about our player's playground to podium journey and challenge conventional wisdom on the way we often force kids to compete in hyper structure sporting environments.
Dr. Norris also highlighted how leveraging the power of sport and soccer in particular to develop people first and impact society in a positive way should be the primary focus with medals and trophies being merely the by-product of a well-run sports system.