RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Research and Innovation is fundamental to ASAD. Our staff work closely with national research partners on both short and long-term research initiatives to assess and measure the ongoing impact of the athletic development program. Expertise from local, national and international partners provides valuable insights and findings that we use to enhance our programs. We focus on the areas of psychosocial impact, physiological effects, sports performance outcomes and behavioural change.
The ASAD program is tailored and specific to each student athlete, with the focus on supporting positive academic, athletic and psychosocial outcomes that prepare them for both their athletic, academic and professional sport career. Assessment of the impact the program has on student athletes helps drive these program decisions. Research and knowledge generated is shared with partnering school boards and sports. This transfer of information provides excellent insights for athletes, coaches and school boards in a wide variety of areas including participation, motivation, gender integration, psychosocial considerations and inclusion.
We have established an advisory committee consisting of key stakeholders including school board representatives, sports and community groups that ensure effective, transparent implementation and evaluation.