Institutions use alternative tactics to help athletes continue training

October 23, 2020

Amid cancellations of college and university-level sports competitions across Canada, Collège Boréal, Cambrian College and Laurentian University are employing unique tactics to keep student athletes engaged. Laurentian’s student athletes have been training off-site in rented city-owned spaces. Boréal is promoting the use of online tools to encourage athletes to train at home, and Cambrian is working with coaches to continue contact with student athletes and offer training to maintain their fitness. “As high-level competitors, our athletes and coaches already have a strong ability to adapt to and overcome obstacles and situations. We will get through this and come back stronger whenever the OCAA season resumes,” said Cambrian’s athletic director Tim Yu. Sudbury Star (ON)