Category Archives: Blog Posts

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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