For Immediate Release
Toronto (March, 15, 2019) – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is proud to announce its partnership with Trent University. Varsity lacrosse and rugby athletes at Trent University will be the direct beneficiaries of the new partnership.
The partnership focuses on building the training environment for Trent varsity athletes and includes support in the areas of sport science, strength and conditioning, sport nutrition, and sport psychology.
“Trent University is thrilled to be working directly with CSIO to provide additional services to our varsity sports of lacrosse and rugby. The additional sport science services that CSIO will provide will be a key component to supporting our varsity student-athletes in their high performance pathway,” explains Deborah Bright-Brundle, Director of Athletics at Trent University. “It is crucial for the success and ongoing development of our varsity programs that Trent Excalibur form an expanded partnership with CSIO as they are a key leader in providing sport science expertise for high performance athletes in Ontario.”
Over the last few months, CSIO and Trent University have worked closely together to develop and establish the partnership agreement and services. As part of the new partnership agreement, Trent’s Kinesiology Department will also play an important role in this partnership and delivery of services to our Excalibur program.
“CSIO is excited to be working with Trent University to support the development of their varsity rugby and lacrosse athletes,” said Stephanie Jameson, CSIO Manager, Performance Services. “This partnership allows us to further engage with Ontario athletes and coaches who are striving for success, while simultaneously providing our practitioners with additional opportunities to hone their skills. We see this as a win-win opportunity for sport in Ontario and look forward to playing a role in the ongoing achievements of Excalibur student-athletes.”
On January 6, 2019, CSIO delivered services for Trent University athletes, including sport-specific physical fitness testing and sport nutrition and mental performance services.
“It was a great start to our partnership with Trent University,” said Jeff Louie, CSIO Manager, Sport Lab. “The teams underwent sport-specific physical fitness testing; a combine designed to assess and monitor each player’s athleticism. Two educational workshops were also conducted, with focuses on sport nutrition and mental performance. We are excited to contribute ongoing multi-disciplinary sport science and sport medicine support to Trent Excalibur teams, an approach we take with the athletes at Canadian Sport Institute Ontario.”
This new agreement builds on an existing relationship between Trent Athletics and CSIO. The two institutions are both part of the Rowing Canada Aviron NextGen Hub at Trent University, working with Row Ontario to work collaboratively to train the next generation of Team Canada rowers.
About Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Located at the new Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, the largest legacy facility of the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing world-class programs, services, and leadership to high performance athletes and coaches to enhance their ability to achieve international podium performances. CSIO offers athletes a range of sport science and sport medicine services including nutrition, physiology, biomechanics, strength & conditioning, mental performance and sport therapy; as well as life services and assistance with transitioning in to and out of sport. CSIO also delivers programming and services to National and Provincial Sport Organizations and coaches to work towards building a stronger sport system in Ontario.
As a key partner in the sport systems of both Ontario and Canada, CSIO services approximately 700 high performance athletes and 250 coaches and is part of a larger network of 4 institutes and 3 multi-sport centres across the country. CSIO is supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and the Coaching Association of Canada, along with the National and Provincial Sport Organizations within the sector.
David Chu, Director, Corporate Services and Partnerships
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Tel: 416.596.1240 ex 202