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What We Do

Developing physical literacy and delivering quality sport

Recent Articles

on our blog

  • North Shore champions physical literacy

    It’s been just over nine months since West Vancouver and Bowen Island committed to introduce physical literacy learning to their communities, and one of the project leads can’t believe the progress that’s been made in such a short time. “When we started the project, right away we identified that we...

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  • Active Sudbury embraces transformational initiatives

    Unless you’re specifically interested in the intersection between health and physical activity, chances are you don’t know what physical literacy is--and that’s something Carolyn Crang of the Active Sudbury project hopes to change. Since the project began in 2017, Crang and the Active Sudbury team have hosted multiple physical literacy...

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  • How to build a sailing community

    At Glenmore Sailing Club in Calgary, you don’t even need your own sailboat to be a member. It offers special programs for people who are ex-military, has a unique partnership with the Scouts, and works every day to make their operation as inclusive as possible. This is all a part...

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  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada Get in the Game

    There are 40 Boys and Girls Clubs from coast to coast that have joined the “Get in the Game” project to date, funded by Canadian Tire Jumpstart. With 100 clubs ultimately expected to sign on, this project aims to help staff provide more inclusive physical activity and sports programming for...

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The Stages

within the basic Long-Term Athlete Development framework

  • Awareness and First Involvement
    To engage in sport and physical activity, individuals must be aware of what opportunities exist for them, and when they...
  • Train to Train
    Athletes enter the Train to Train stage when they have developed proficiency in the athlete development performance components (physical, technical-tactical,...
  • Active Start
    From 0-6 years, boys and girls need to be engaged in daily active play. Through play and movement, they develop...
  • Train to Compete
    Athletes enter the Train to Compete stage when they are proficient in sport-specific Train to Train athlete development components (physical,...
  • FUNdamentals
    In the FUNdamentals stage, participants develop fundamental movement skills in structured and unstructured environments for play.  The focus is on...
  • Train to Win
    Athletes in the Train to Win stage are world class competitors who are competing at the highest level of competition...
  • Learn to Train
    Once a wide range of fundamental movement skills have been acquired, participants progress into the Learn to Train stage leading to...
  • Active for Life
    Individuals who have a desire to be physically active are in the Active for Life stage. A participant may choose...

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