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News: Mouth Guard Clinic
Posted: 2 days ago

Please note that OSBA will be running a custom-fit mouth guard clinic on Monday September 29th from 6 - 8pm at St. Mark High School

 All players interested in being fitted for a mouth guard can attend.  The mouth guard prices are $40 or $45 depending on the style (colour) you choose and there is a discount if you order 3 or more mouth guards.

Mouth guards are suitable for all sports.

 


News: Laura Bond - New OSBA Technical Director
Last Updated: 24 days ago

OSBA is excited to announce the addition of  Laura BOND as our new Technical Director.

In addition to her new role with OSBA Laura Bond is beginning her third season with the Algonquin Thunder as the newly appointed Women's Basketball Head Coach.

Laura has spent the past two years with the Thunder Women’s Basketball Program as an Associate Head Coach.  She has coached numerous youth girls’ teams over the past several years throughout Ontario, including the Ottawa Shooting Stars, Ottawa Guardsmen and Waterloo Wildhawks.   Coach Bond has been involved with Canada Basketball's Women's Centre for Performance program since 2007.  She was also on the coaching staff with U15 Team Ontario in 2013 who also won the national championship.  Laura is also the Director of a local high performance training program, Ottawa Rush Basketball, which raises money for a variety of charities including Do It For Daron and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Laura is currently working on her Level 3 NCCP certification in coaching and is a Program Coordinator at the Dovercourt Recreation Centre.



News: Ten Things Parents of Athletes Should Know
Last Updated: 24 days ago

Ten Things Parents of Athletes Should Know

1. It’s not about you, its about them.  Do not live your own sports dreams through your kids. It’s their turn now. Let them make their own choices, both good and bad.

2. Never talk to a coach about your child’s play time after a game. Actually you never should. You should have your kid do that. That said, if you just can’t help yourself, send an email the next day and ask for some phone time. 

3. NEVER yell at referees. They are trying. How would you like it if someone came to your job and screamed at you? Not. So. Much. If you have a real issue file a grievance the next day.

4. Do NOT coach your kid from the sideline. Your job is to be a cheerleader, not a coach. If you wanted to coach, you should have volunteered.

 5. It is EXTREMELY UNLIKELY you are raising a professional athlete. I promise you. Relax, let them have a good time and learn the lessons they are supposed to be learning in sports.

6. Kids should play the sport that is in season until they are in middle school. Then they can decide which one or two sports they want to play and become more focused. Cross training prevents injuries and burnout.

7. If you have nothing nice to say, sit down and be quiet. Don’t be “that” parent. 

8. If you are losing your mind on the sideline of game, it’s time to look in the mirror and figure out why. It’s not normal to care that much about sports. Put that energy into something more productive.

9. Let them fail. Forgotten equipment, not working out, not practicing at home? Let them suffer the consequences of that. It will make them better.

10. Your kids are watching you. Make them proud not embarrassed

adapted from:
http://www.ooph.com/ooph-lists/10-things-parents-of-athletes-need-to-know/

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