Lacrosse in Canada is getting the physical education it deserves.
That’s the message from the Canadian Association of Sports Physical Educators, which is hosting its annual conference in Toronto this week.
And while the event’s keynote speaker, Mark Deacon, will be the keynote speaker at the national conference in Ottawa, the association’s executive director, David Ault, said that the association has made some positive changes to its curriculum, which includes a number of new classes and new activities.
“We want to make sure that everyone understands that there are different ways of learning in this sport,” Ault said.
“There’s a different way of learning that’s been around for a long time.”
For example, Ault pointed out that many young Canadians are still finding it hard to understand what is meant by a goal, how to score, and how to communicate that score to a coach.
The new activities at the conference include a series of virtual hockey tournaments in which students can play a game of hockey in real time with other students in real-time.
They can also try out a new game called “A Game of Words” where students have to draw out the meaning of words to the point where they can write it down.
Ault also stressed that the curriculum is evolving and that there is a lot of interest in what’s happening with the sport in Canada.
“As the sport grows and gets bigger, we’ve been working really hard to make it accessible and to be accessible to a wide audience,” he said.