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Webinar : What Does Next Generation LTAD Look Like?

What Does Next Generation LTAD Look Like? Integrating Research and Experience Kaizen, the principle of constant improvement, is a key factor of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD). Since the first "Canadian Sport for Life - Long-Term Athlete Development" guide was released in 2005, and updated in 2013, LTAD has become one of the world’s most influential…
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The four elements for Inclusive Physical literacy

In my last article, I gave concrete tips to include a young person with a functional disability in a gym. Therefore, we must not forget that the development of physical literacy can happen in so many different activities and across various environments. In this article, you will read about the four elements of universal accessibility.…
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Pilot Implementation of the Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway: Sharing Successes and Lessons Learned

From November 2016 through to June 2017, Sport for Life and the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (ISPARC; B.C.’s Indigenous Sport Body) worked with four provincial sport organizations (PSOs) to pilot the implementation of the Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway. The overall goal of this work is to help mainstream sport better understand…
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In Brief: Bio-banding and Developmental Age

Vicki Harber, PhD and Paul Jurbala, PhD October 16, 2017 You’ve probably heard of the Relative Age Effect – the concept that when children are placed into groups such as school classes or sports based on their chronological age, those born early in the cohort may have physical or intellectual advantages compared to those born…
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Appetite to Play

Supporting Physical Activities and Healthy Eating in the Early Years What is Appetite to Play? Physical activity and healthy eating in early childhood (0-5) is important for healthy child development and setting the stage for lifelong healthy behaviours. Appetite to Play is designed to support early years providers promote and encourage physical activity and healthy…
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First Contact stage name changed to First Involvement

As Sport for Life has worked with Indigenous peoples over the past few years, it came to light that the term First Contact had negative connotations within Indigenous cultures. In the spirit of Kaizen (continuous improvement), Sport for Life engaged Indigenous leaders and leaders in disability sport across Canada to determine an appropriate term. First…
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Sport for Life in the Caribbean

In October 2015, the Sport for Life Society was engaged by the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) – in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Olympic Solidarity, and the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) – to advance the level of technical knowledge and performance of sport systems in six member nations (Bahamas, British…
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Sport for Life Leaders School – A Catalyst for Quality Sport

Five years ago, we launched Sport for Life Leaders School to help build a new kind of leader for a new kind of Canadian sport. We believe in quality sport based on the Long-Term Athlete Development Framework, delivered with a focus on the holistic development of each individual, using a developmentally appropriate approach that puts…
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Physical Literacy Instructor Program Officially Launches

The Sport for Life Society, Coaching Association of Canada, and HIGH FIVE® have come together to support recreation leaders, coaches and others in becoming a physical literacy instructor. The Physical Literacy Instructor Program is a national, blended e-learning and in-person training experience that provides the opportunity to become a recognized physical literacy instructor.  The purpose of the four…
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