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Faculty of Kinesiology Master's Thesis Proposal - Tom MacRae - MASRS -FR and SJ

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Posted on Nov 22, 2018

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Master of Arts in Sport and Recreation Studies (MASRS) Thesis Proposal Oral Examination entitled, "Channeling Athletes to Championships: The Management of Early and Late Sport Specialization of Athletes in the Maritime Provinces", by Tom MacRae will take place on Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. in the Kinesiology Building, 204.

Abstract: The purposed thesis research will examine the adaption and implementation of the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model by Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations (P/TSOs) in Maritime Provinces which govern early or late individual sports. The purpose of the research is to gain an understanding of how the LTAD model is being managed by those P/TSOs that have adopted the model and why it is being managed in this way. Through an emergent methodology approach, insight will be gained into how a national standardized model for athlete development in Canada, in the Maritimes, is administered and examine the similarities and differences between early and late specialization sports. Semi-structured interviews with a professional employee or a board member of purposefully selected P/TSOs in the Maritimes will be utilized to gain primary source data from the study.

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