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The Important Role that Officials Play in Sport

Sport for Life and many sport partners recognize the important role that officials play in sport. This means the recruitment, development and retention of officials must be built into the long-range planning of each sport organization. While many organizations are addressing the need to provide a positive experience and supportive environments for officials, we must…
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Cairo Sport Academy

In October 2017, Sport for Life formally began working with Karim Ghabbour, CEO of Egyptian manufacturing company MCV, his project managers to advance Karim's vision for a world-class sport academy located outside of Cairo.  Basing our work on the principles of Long-Term Athlete Development, we began a contract to advise on facilities, curriculums, training, competition,…
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Minister Kirsty Duncan’s Announcement Advances Quality Sport

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, is committed to removing harassment, abuse, and discrimination from the Canadian sport system. In her recent announcement, Minister Duncan outlined stronger measures to ensure all Canadians have the opportunity to participate in a sport environment free from harassment, abuse, or…
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Elder Alex Nelson inducted into BC Sports Hall of Fame

At an induction ceremony in Vancouver, BC on Thursday, May 31st, Alex Nelson ‘Ok’wilagame’ joined sport legends such as Terry Fox, Rick Hansen, and Pat Quinn as he was awarded the BC Sports Hall of Fame’s W.A.C. Bennett Award for his outstanding contribution and leadership in sport. The W.A.C. Bennett Award is the most prestigious…
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Present at the 2019 Sport for Life Canadian Summit!

Victoria, B.C. – The Sport for Life Society is calling on leaders from across the sport, recreation, education and health sectors to share their leading-edge work, inventive programming, best practices, research and/or findings at the 2019 Sport for Life Canadian Summit. The Summit takes place in Gatineau, Quebec from January 22 through 24. The 2019…
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Webinar : A Framework for Officiating Development Programs

A Framework for Officiating Development Programs Drop out from the amateur officiating ranks is a persistent, pervasive, and global problem. Annual attrition rates of up to 20-30% in most sports require an ongoing investment of time, effort, and money in recruiting and training new officials. Understanding what motivates individuals to enter into officiating roles, as…
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Webinar: Quality community sport programs that build performance

On the ground: Quality community sport programs that build performance Quality sport means good programs (based on Long-Term Athlete Development), delivered by good people (knowledgeable and caring) in good places (welcoming, inclusive, and safe). It is a simple formula, however optimizing all the factors can be challenging. Every organization has to discover what works in…
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Sport for Life Announces 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

The Sport for Life Society is pleased to announce the release of its 2018-2020 strategic plan. The new plan focuses on increasing expertise and advancing quality sport and physical literacy for Indigenous populations, persons with a disability, women and girls, and newcomers to Canada. Sport for Life is committed to providing expertise to change programming…
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Early Specialization and Injury: What We Know

Early Specialization and Injury: What We Know Early overspecialization, a focus on only one sport before adolescence, may help young athletes perform better at an early age, but is generally harmful to their long-term development. One particular area of concern is overuse injury, which may become chronic and career-ending injury, related to increased training and…
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