Portfolio Category: NSO & P/TSO

Quality Sport Checklist for Communities and Clubs

Quality Sport Checklist for Communities and Clubs Quality Sport Checklist for Communities and Clubs At its essence, quality sport and physical activity is achieved when the right people do the right things at the right times, which leads to positive experiences for participants. The following checklist is composed of a number of elements that lead to quality…
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Canadian Sport for Life – Long-Term Athlete Development 2.1

Long-Term Athlete Development 2.1 This consultation paper describes a multistage Canadian framework of Long-Term Athlete Development, a training, competition, and recovery program based on developmental age - the maturation level of an individual - rather than chronological age. This resource is an update on Canadian Sport for Life – Long-Term Athlete Development that, in the…
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Milestones: A Supplement for Shaping the Ideal NSO

Milestones: A Supplement for Shaping the Ideal NSO The Shaping the Ideal NSO guide, first published by Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) in 2013, recommends four steps for National Sport Organizations (NSOs) to follow as they integrate Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) into their core operations. This document is to be used as a supplement to the Sport…
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Shaping the Ideal NSO: LTAD Implementation

Shaping the Ideal NSO: LTAD Implementation This document is intended as a resource to help NSOs to determine the next steps in the implementation of the long-term development of the participant / athlete. The guides throughout the four main stages in the implementation of the Long Term Development participant / athlete by determining the necessary…
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No Accidental Champions: LTAD for Athletes with a Disability (2nd Edition)

No Accidental Champions: LTAD for Athletes with a Disability (2nd Edition) No Accidental Champions describes some of the opportunities and challenges that face persons with permanent disabilities in pursuing sport and physical activity. This document tells readers how the Canadian sport system can best accommodate their needs for increased activity and greater achievement through Long-Term…
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Building Enhanced Collaboration Between Recreation and Sport

Building Enhanced Collaboration Between Recreation and Sport The municipal recreation role develops program opportunities for personal growth, ensures programs are affordable and accessible, and addresses any local issues to improve overall quality of life. Municipal governments were identified as the primary agency for the delivery of recreation services because they are closest to the people,…
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Mental Fitness for LTAD

Mental Fitness for LTAD Mental Fitness for Long-Term Athlete Development, written by a team of experts led by Karen MacNeill, Ph.D., explains that mental fitness is just as necessary for success in sport as physical fitness or technical comprehension. The messages and activities highlighted in the article align with Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and address…
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Canadian Sport for Life LTAD Pamphlet

Canadian Sport for Life LTAD Pamphlet Canadian Sport for Life - Long-Term Athlete Development Pamphlet Canadian Sport for Life is Long-Term Athlete Development, Developing Physical Literacy, and Active for Life. This fold out pamphlet provides an outline of CS4L’s Long-Term Athlete Development Framework. Download here
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Competition is a Good Servant, but a Poor Master

Competition is a Good Servant, but a Poor Master This discussion paper is not saying competition is bad; however, it is acknowledging that too many competitions can inhibit athlete development. As well, not enough competition hinders development; therefore, each sport, through their Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD), must find the optimal number of competitions at each…
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Maximizing the Sport Experience for our Children

Maximizing the Sport Experience for our Children This article looks at the questions parents should be asking coaches, clubs, and themselves to ensure their child is not only being taught age appropriate technical skills, but also learning and gaining positive values in the process. It describes the stages of athlete development using the Long-Term Athlete Development framework and focuses on…
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