Day One – Friday, August 26, 2011

BFL Welcoming Reception 

Sport Experts Hot Stove Sessions
Sessions: Key Issues for Hockey in Quebec
Description: 3 "hot stove" sessions each to include a moderator and a panel of speakers.

  • Challenges Facing Hockey in Quebec today
  • The Players in Todays Game
  • Leadership: key elements for success in sport and life

Day Two – Saturday, August 27, 2011 

Time (ET)
Topic #1 - Dr. Steve Norris
8:30 am
Long Term Player Development (pdf)
Exploring opportunities for development based on age; analyzing the development arc; actions currently being taken in Quebec; challenges facing development in Quebec.
Topic # 2 - Dr. Georges Larivière
10:30 am Player development through the Program of Excellence (pdf) Development opportunities for 16 year-old players and older; options following their internship; actions currently being taken in Quebec.
Luncheon Keynote
1:00 pm
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Topic #3 - Dr. Mark Aubry
1:30 pm
Creating a safe environment through positive behaviour and attitude (pdf) Issues facing player health, including concussions; studies on hockey injuries; impact of rules; importance of adequately utilizing body checks and how players can better protect themselves on the ice.
Topic #4 - Dr. Norm O'Reilly
3:30 pm Recruitment and retention of players (pdf) Presentation of the demographic statistics from the Province of Quebec; Hockey Quebec membership; new activities and initiatives; women's hockey

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