In Coach Development

Is the FMS Useful in a High-Performance Sp...

  Courtesy of: http://www.aaronchew.ca/blog/ This blog is an off-the-cuff response to an email that Oval Strength and Conditioning Coach, Aaron Chew received from a former stu...
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In Fuel

Training Supplements for Youth Athletes: 5...

  1. You are limiting your performance gains if you are replacing normal food intake with supplements. Supplements are not meant to be used as food replacements. Often, the su...
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In Athlete Development

Summer Speed Skating Camps at the Richmond...

Why do you want to be on the ice in the summer? Away from the heat of competition, the summer months are an ideal time to work on the technical aspects of skating and the foundatio...
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In Athlete Development

Athletes- Do you want more time to train f...

  Knowing the demands placed on student athletes, the Oval High Performance team has partnered with the Richmond Virtual School and the Richmond School District to provide at...
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In Athlete Development

Where can your talents take you?

You have the motivation and the desire to be the best. You’re prepared to commit to the work to maximize your potential and in your heart you have the Olympic spirit. However...
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In #ovalathlete

Congrats Oval Athlete Cassandra Bagnell!

  When you are almost 5’10” in grade eight, the first question you always get asked is, “Do you play basketball?!” For Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence (VCCE) at...
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In Coach Development

Why a Strength and Conditioning Coach?

Back in the early 2000s, the term ‘Strength and Conditioning’ was not in the vocabulary of most Canadians, whereas today most people have heard the term, but many are not clear...
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In #ovalathlete

Meet Emma Barlow, University of Guelph, Cl...

A key trait of high performance athletes is that they bring their high performance mindset to everything they do. They give their all in school, they manage time extremely well, th...
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In Fuel

Busting Sport Nutrition Myths

In the world of sports nutrition, there are a lot of misconceptions over what will improve sport performance and what won’t. It’s important to base your decisions of what to dr...
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