Dr. Maxime Trempe, Professor and Chair of the Sports Studies program at Bishop’s University, maintains regular contact with those who will be the ultimate users of his research in motor skill acquisition. Through workshops and presentations given directly to coaches and to coach developers, he transfers the knowledge and research advancements produced by academia directly to those to whom it will benefit the most.
On May 4-6, 2017, Dr. Trempe gave a workshop in the context of the training program on Intervention and Innovation in Physical Preparation (Programme de formation pour l’intervention et l’innovation en preparation physique – FIIPP) offered by the Institut national du sport du Québec (INSQ). This three-day workshop consisted of presentations and practical experiences in the fitness room in which the participants explored innovative intervention methods to enhance the way individuals learn new movements in a physical preparation context.
Dr. Trempe also provides regular workshops destined to train current and future coaches with Sports-Québec and the Coaching Association of Canada. These workshops allow coaches to gain relevant knowledge on the various tasks associated with athletic training. Dr. Trempe also delivers pedagogical training across Canada to other coach developers who are in charge of delivering the coach education modules in their province or territory. Finally, Dr. Trempe and his students regularly present their research at the Rendez-vous des entraîneurs, an event hosted by the INSQ that is attended by coaches at all levels, from local recreational teams to nationally competitive teams.
These are examples of knowledge mobilization that allow research in Sports Studies to achieve a broader scope and to have an impact on coaching strategies and athletic performance in Canada. Through these actions, Dr. Trempe brings to key individuals in the field of recreational and professional sport important new knowledge to which research conducted at Bishop’s University has contributed.