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bullet UNICEF
The Justplay Behavior Management Program has been identified as a tool that helps to prevent violence and abuse against children in the new booklet published by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)! In their recent publication: Protecting Children From Violence in Sport: A Review with a Focus on Industrialized Countries, it was identified as an violence prevention initiative aimed to reach sport organizations and clubs.

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On July 8th, 2010 research by Justplay made front page headlines in the Toronto Star. In an article entitled, Out-of-control amateur coaches mentally abuse players , Rob Cribb summarized data presented by Elaine Raakman (president/founder of Justplay), Kim Dorsch and Daniel Rhind at the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Conference in Vancouver (November 2009).

bullet Excellent new books for kids - SportsmanChip!
Justplay friend, Dr. Chris Chard, has created a fun new series of children's books about SportsmanChip . Chip and the Sports Pals use sport as a conduit to teach children important LIFE SKILLS!

bullet Burlington Youth Soccer does a series of Justplay Workshops
Burlington, Ontario - The Burlington Youth Soccer Club (BYSC) used Justplay to further educate their administrators and coaches about sportsmanship, community building and making a contribution to the team for the start of the 2008 season.

bullet Deliberate Acts of Kindness!
Justplay is proud to announce the launch of our first Civic Sport Group initiative, Deliberate Acts of Kindness .Please visit the new website to discover how you can change the world!

bullet Download: Justplay Behaviour Management Program - History, Evolution and Program Description
This document provides the history, evolution and a description of the Justplay Behaviour Management Program.

bullet Download: Justplay Behaviour Management Program (one pager)
This document provides a brief overview of the Behaviour Management Program and itís practical applications for youth sport administrators.

bullet Justplay's Anti-Bullying Workshops for Camp Staff
New Workshop! Justplay is pleased to announce their newest workshop, Camp Community . Following the framework of the successful Justplay Workshop Series for sport parents, coaches, administrators and athletes, Justplay has developed the Camp Community workshops for camp leaders, counselors and administrators.
Last summer, Justplay was pleased to work with camp staff in the City of Mississauga and the Town of Caledon and are looking forward to working with many more communities in 2008!

bullet UK group, Soccervation, to work with Justplay for soccer workshops
June 9-10, 2007 - David Sweeney, Principal of Soccervation: Skills-4-Life , will partner with Justplay to deliver player, parent and coach workshops in Scarborough, Ontario.

bullet Article by Justplay President featured in Australian publication
"Stop Playing Games", an article written by Justplay President, Elaine Raakman, has been featured in The Communicator, a magazine published by Christian Camping International Australia.

bullet Justplay presented at SOC Conference
Toronto, ON May 25-27 - Sport Officials Canada hosted their annual Conference in Toronto and invited Justplay to be a part of it. This year's theme was "Raising the Bar: High Performance Training & Management of Officials". Justplay President, Elaine Raakman, was involved in a panel discussion about Tools of the Trade and her message about Justplay was well received.

bullet FREE Workshop for Coaches in Hamilton, ON
April 16, 7:00 p.m. Hamilton, ON - The Hamilton Sport Council welcomes you to participate in a FREE workshop for community sport coaches entitled "Parents: They're Part of the Team too!"

bullet May 14- FREE Coaching Event in Burlington, ON
May 14, 7:00 - With generous support from the Communities In Action Fund , and in partnership with Burlington Lions Optimist Minor Hockey (BLOMHA) Justplay has created a new community coaching model called the Coaching Connection. The Coaching Connection is a bi-monthy support group for community coaches that focuses on a new topic each session. The May 14 topic will be "Play vs. Competition".

bullet Social Climate of Hockey study to officially begin January 26
Burlington, Ontario, Canada - Justplay, McMaster University and Burlington Lions Optimist Minor Hockey Association are working together on a special project project that has been funded, in part, by the Communities in Action Fund and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. This project, which examines perceptions of bullying and harassment from the playerís perspective in the hockey (or sport) environment is the first of its kind in North America.

bullet Justplay featured in a new book!
Home Team Advantage: The Critical Role of Mothers in Youth Sport - Elaine Raakman, president of Justplay, and the Justplay Behaviour Management Program, are both featured in this current book by Brooke de Lenche, which is available for sale through our website.

bullet Justplay & BLOMHA awarded CIAF grant!
Justplay and the Burlington Lions Optimist Minor Hockey Association (BLOMHA) have recently partnered to create two projects that will benefit minor hockey and the Burlington community. To support these projects, they applied for and received a Communities In Action Fund (CIAF) grant from the Ministry of Health Promotion.

bullet Justplay part of Anti-Violence & Sports Training Conference
September 24 - Burlington, ON - Justplay has been invited to present their Good Sport Parent Workshop as part of the "Playing on Ice - Training for Life" FREE conference. The event is open to all who are interested and is being hosted by BLOMHA and the National Crime Prevention Community Mobilization Project.

bullet Justplay president invited to speak at NASO Sports Officiating Summit
July 30 - August 1, 2006 - Elaine Raakman, president of Justplay Sport Services Inc., was invited to present at the 2006 NASO Sports Officiating Summit in Memphis, TN from July 30 - August 1.

bullet Justplay goes to camp!
Muskoka, Ontario - Throughout the summer, Justplay staff have traveled to the beautiful Muskoka area to help train camp counselors and leaders at the impressive Muskoka Woods Sports Resort .

bullet First adult soccer league joins Justplay!
Calgary, Alberta - Calgary United Soccer Association (CUSA) has become the first adult soccer league to use the Justplay Program.

bullet Vatican publishes proceedings of Church & Sport Inaugural Conference
From November 11-12, 2005, the Vatican hosted an international seminar to examine the state of sport globally. Fifty delegates from 18 different countries were personally invited according to their areas of expertise. Elaine Raakman, the founder of Justplay, was one of 10 participants asked to present, and one of four women invited to participate.

bullet First basketball association joins Justplay!
Calgary, Alberta - Justplay has its first Canadian minor basketball client and welcomes the Calgary Minor Basketball Association (CMBA) aboard! The CMBA started using the Justplay Program in early January 2006.

bullet More local sport associations using Justplay
Fall 2005 - Not only does fall mark the time for "Back to School" but it is also the time to get back to fall and winter sports! This fall, several local sport associations will start or continue to use the Justplay Behaviour Management Program.

bullet Greater Toronto Hockey League starts using Justplay!
Toronto, Ontario - Justplay is very excited to announce that they have started working with the largest amateur hockey association in the world, The Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL).

bullet Justplay invited to the Vatican!
Rome, Italy - Elaine Raakman, the president of Justplay, has been invited to participate in an International Seminar of Study about youth sports at the Vatican in November.

bullet New Clients - Summer 2005
Justplay Sport Services Inc. welcomes three new Behaviour Management Program clients: Calgary Minor Soccer Association (CMSA), Port Colborne Minor Baseball Association and the Northern Football Conference (NFC).



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