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May 27, 2016

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May 27, 2016
For Immediate Release

WATERLOO – Three Toronto sport teams will play games that impact their championship chances this weekend. The Toronto Blue Jays will play, hoping to make the playoffs again this year. Last year ended their playoff drought, the longest for any professional sport team in North America. The Toronto Raptors must win game six of their championship series to proceed in the finals. Finally, the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies will play the game that determines their standing in the Eastern conference final.

The following Laurier experts are available to comment on a variety of topics regarding team sport, both the physical and psychological components:

Team Sport Leadership and Group Dynamics

Mark Eys, professor in Laurier’s Kinesiology and Physical Education and Psychology departments and Canada Research Chair in Group Dynamics and Physical Activity. He is an expert in cohesion and role perceptions (e.g., clarity and acceptance of roles) in sport and the general dynamics of groups involved in sports. Contact information:

Psychology of Sport

Jill Tracey, associate professor in Laurier’s Kinesiology and Physical Education department, is an expert in psychological recovery from sport injury and sport psychology/performance enhancement. Contact information:

Ethics of Sport

Tim Elcombe, associate professor in Laurier’s Kinesiology and Physical Education department, is an expert in sport culture, including use/abuse of technology in sport and related ethical issues. Contact information:

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