Category Archives: Blog Posts

Minister Kirsty Duncan’s Announcement Advances Quality Sport

“We want all athletes of all abilities and backgrounds to have access to quality sport experiences in which they feel included, welcome, and safe,” says Richard Way, Sport for Life CEO. “We commend Minister Duncan’s decisive action around the issue of harassment, abuse, and discrimination in sport, and look forward to the positive changes this…
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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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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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