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A sport performance coach [PhD Kinesiology; ChPC in T&F] who develops athletes, mentors coaches, thrives on innovation, and honours positive nation-builders
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Aug 29 5 tweets 2 min read
1. The Charge… Image 2. The Evidence…
Jun 11 10 tweets 7 min read
It was inevitable that this #Alberta lawyer would limit who could see her revealing thread.
So, I took screen shots to keep things on record.
This is an invaluable glimpse into the mindset of those working within the penal system in #Canada 🇨🇦.
In this series of 10 tweets, we see…… Image Tweet #1 : Instant anger over citizens simply expressing their concerns in a public space. Image
Oct 11, 2022 9 tweets 4 min read
Having recently sat down to think & note all types of sports (team vs indiv, contact vs non-contact,etc) that could handle a “third (tr*ns) category,” I am concerned about the impending chaos in #sport.
Even “open” is tricky.
It really seems best to stick w/ binary MALE & FEMALE. If someone identifies in a particular way to the point where they interfere with their own body - hormones & surgeries - that’s not on #sports. That’s a choice made by an individual athlete no different than choosing to retire. In a truly “inclusive” society a feminine male…
Jun 5, 2022 18 tweets 13 min read
Part of this #UNSPORTING situation is the need to ask.
This is the inevitable endpoint, right?
Bullying & gaslighting of female athletes, all for the sake of #sports organizations TRYING to be “inclusive” of (largely) privileged white males representing ~0.15% of the population. Since I am both a former athlete, #sports program designer, and personal coach who also serves as president of a provincial sports organization (governance), my perspective of “big picture” informs me that retaking lost ground requires a coordinated effort.
One-off efforts …
Feb 26, 2022 9 tweets 8 min read
Hold on.
I need to check my notes. @JimBUWDawg So here's the deal, Jim.
It was utterly heartbreaking to listen to a woman who had no idea even 5 months ago what the trans movement was.
Her focus was on her daughter being on an @IvyLeague @NCAA swim team with bright hopes for a new season.
Apr 28, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
Over this past weekend I took 18hr the CPR/FirstAid course in person.
Instructor was brilliant in anatomical knowledge & engaging!
Demonstrating palpation technique, he showed how to turn palm away from victim while checking chest area, due to sensitivity based upon gender.

THEN ...He said: “Of course, you all know there are three genders, right?”

As he said this he stood up and leaned back against the chalkboard with a smug “I told you so expression.”

He looked so pleased with himself.

Like a person suddenly revealing the existence of a new planet.
Jun 23, 2020 12 tweets 16 min read
June 23 is the anniversary of #TitleIX; that wonderful law un #USA 🇺🇸 that enabled me to get my scholarship & education.
To commemorate I will demonstrate the difference in argument between those who wish to usurp women’s #sports and women like me who fight to preserve it.
1/12⬇️ Usurper’s argument on the LEFT (original article)
Women’s argument on the RIGHT (track changes recommended by @coachblade )
#TitleIX anniversary June 23🎆
Apr 3, 2020 17 tweets 21 min read
The years 2015-2020 have revealed an insidious disregard for the #female category by #OlympicGames @olympics executives and their corporate sponsors.
Male (XY) 🧬athletes now allowed into XX events.
Time to take stock re #women’s #sports.
Where did we begin?
Where are we going? Our story begins in the Egyptian Middle Kingdom (2000 B.C.)
Forms of women’s competition were somewhat different than we experience in 2020 A.D.
Contests revolved around two key aspects of #Egyptian life:
1. Food acquisition- #hunting & #fishing
2. Entertaining - #acrobatics
Mar 22, 2020 7 tweets 13 min read
@Muttmere1 @BillieJeanKing @GovernorLittle @Martina @sharrond62 Two points
1. It’s not ethical.
2. It’s not #sports

See elaboration in tweets below⬇️ @Muttmere1 @BillieJeanKing @GovernorLittle @Martina @sharrond62 1/ I use “ethical” rather than invoking “fairness”, because of the predictable retort “who said life would be fair”. Having males in female sports goes beyond natural unfairness (typical skill variation)- it is a purposeful decision to disadvantage 50% of #Athlete population
Jan 15, 2020 10 tweets 2 min read
1. Today I unfollowed a female person whom I have enjoyed following for years on Twitter. I will refer to her as EM. I have not always agreed with everything EM says. Since I love the men in my life I would often marvel at her extreme contempt for ALL men as a category. 2. At the same time, I felt that EM offered a unique voice on feminism – a prolific author and journalist whose lived experience spans Western and Middle Eastern worlds. There were many truths she would speak on the plight of women that had merit and that I needed to consider.