* 1. Gender

* 2. Age group

* 3. Location

* 4. Gender of Athletes

* 5. Discipline

* 6. League

* 7. Role

* 8. Years of Involvement

Please rate the following statements on a scale of 1-5 from strongly disagree to strongly agree.

* 9. Regular Travel should occur internationally

* 10. Regular travel should occur Canada-wide

* 11. Regular travel should be limited to neighbouring provinces

* 12. Regular travel should be limited to the province

* 13. Regular travel should be limited to the local region

* 14. The use of modified sports is important to optimize development, enjoyment, provide appropriate player challenge, and increase player retention

* 15. Players benefit greatly by playing opponents who have similar skills and abilities

* 16. It is appropriate for males and females to compete together

* 17. Having the team remain competitive is more important than an individual athlete's playing needs

* 18. Creating a well-balanced competition environment is more beneficial than creating one which allows more players to participate with a wider variety of abilities

* 19. Team sizes should be small enough to encourage participation and enhance athlete development

* 20. Younger athletes should be allowed to play with older athletes when developmentally appropriate

* 21. Players of different tactical levels can develop tactic equally well when they practice together

* 22. Participants need to practice with others of a similar age, body size, and skill

* 23. Players of different skill levels can develop skills equally well when they practice together

* 24. The competition and training calendars need to provide opportunity for athletes to play other sports

* 25. Teams should practice more than they compete

* 26. Participants should be able to simultaneously play our sport as well as at least one other

* 27. Participants should focus on one sport at a time. Different sports should be played at different times of the year

* 28. The sport season should align with the seasons of other sports to minimize conflicts

* 29. New participants need to be allowed entry into this stage

* 30. Mechanisms need to be in place which allow players to be effectively redistributed to other teams or groups when developmentally appropriate during the season (not just at the beginning)

* 31. The "cutting" of players from teams should be avoided

* 32. Athletes should be tested to assess future potential

* 33. Playing areas need to be adjusted to the size of the athlete

* 34. Equipment needs to be adapted to the size of the athlete

* 35. "Winning" is a high priority. Success in competition is the driving force for all athletic preparation decisions

* 36. "Winning" is a priority. Team success is more important than the development of individual skills and tactics

* 37. "Winning" is a moderate priority. Learning to cope with physical and mental challenges of competition is important to future development

* 38. "Winning" is a low priority. Development is more important

* 39. A winner should be determined for every contest

* 40. The competition system should reward development based teams rather than performance based teams

* 41. Players should be recognized/rewarded by competition organizers for outstanding individual improvement

* 42. Players should be recognized/rewarded by competition organizers for outstanding individual performance

* 43. Players should be recognized/rewarded by competition organizers for performance success

* 44. Players should be recognized/rewarded by competition organizers for participation

* 45. Players should get experience primarily in one position

* 46. Players should get experience in more than one position

* 47. Players should get experience in all positions

* 48. Participants should focus almost exclusively on one sport

* 49. Participants should be encouraged to play in other sports, but one sport should be a priority

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