Alberta Sport Connection is pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen Norris as been appointed as the Chair of the Board of Directors.

Dr. Norris is a leading performance consultant and sport scientist, currently working with a select group of international organizations engaged in the performance of sport, business, and military objectives. Recent projects include: Hockey Canada, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF); the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA); LEGO¬©; SERIOUS PLAY¬©; and several sport development and corporate speaking engagements worldwide.

Recognized as a leading authority on child and youth activity and athletic development, Stephen is also one of the five founding contributors to the ‘Canadian Sport for Life’ movement, involving long-term athlete/participant development and the concept of ‘physical literacy’ within Canada.

Previously Stephen, as the Chief Sport Officer at WinSport, was part of the visionary team that laid the foundation for the WinSport Winter Sport Institute based in Calgary and Canmore. Stephen is the past Director of Sport Physiology and Strategic Planning at the Canadian Sport Centre Calgary, where he was focused on Canada’s Winter Olympic teams for three Olympic cycles (Salt Lake City 2002, Torino 2006, and Vancouver 2010) as part of a multi-disciplinary team, headed by Dr. David Smith. He continues to work with Canada’s Winter Olympic Teams as a lead performance consultant, which included the preparation for the Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Winter Games.