Resources

  • Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway 1.1

    Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Develop

    Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway 1.1 This document presents a roadmap for developing sport and physical activity among Aboriginal peoples.…

  • Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway – Sport Organization Guide

    Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Develop

    Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway - Sport Organization Guide This guide will give Sport Organizations an appreciation for and the…

  • Canadian Sport for Life – Long-Term Athlete Development 2.1

    Canadian Sport for Life – Long-Term Athl

    Long-Term Athlete Development 2.1 This consultation paper describes a multistage Canadian framework of Long-Term Athlete Development, a training, competition, and…

  • Active for Life: Durable by Design

    Active for Life: Durable by Design

    Active for Life: Durable by Design Physical literacy, increased activity and recreational sport – being “fit for life” - can…

  • Milestones: A Supplement for Shaping the Ideal NSO

    Milestones: A Supplement for Shaping the

    Milestones: A Supplement for Shaping the Ideal NSO The Shaping the Ideal NSO guide, first published by Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L)…

  • Shaping the Ideal NSO: LTAD Implementation

    Shaping the Ideal NSO: LTAD Implementati

    Shaping the Ideal NSO: LTAD Implementation This document is intended as a resource to help NSOs to determine the next…

  • Becoming a CS4L Community

    Becoming a CS4L Community

    Becoming a CS4L community Building an Activation Plan that works for your community How should you advanced CS4L in your…

  • Movement Preparation Guide

    Movement Preparation Guide

    Movement Preparation Guide The “Physical Literacy Movement Preparation Session” not only prepares the body for movement, it also improves the…

  • No Accidental Champions: LTAD for Athletes with a Disability (2nd Edition)

    No Accidental Champions: LTAD for Athlet

    No Accidental Champions: LTAD for Athletes with a Disability (2nd Edition) No Accidental Champions describes some of the opportunities and…

  • Active for Life

    Active for Life

    In a world where children are sedentary, over-scheduled, and less likely to play outside, Active for Life helps Canadians raise…

  • LTAD: Information for Parents

    LTAD: Information for Parents

    LTAD: Information for Parents Doing what is best for your child is what LTAD is all about, and Canadian sport…

  • Special Report: CS4L for Athletes with a Disability

    Special Report: CS4L for Athletes with a

    Special Report: CS4L for Athletes with a Disability Canada has an outstanding record of achievement in sport for persons with…

  • Training Athletes with a Physical Disability

    Training Athletes with a Physical Disabi

    Training Athletes with a Physical Disability Athletes with a disability pass through the same stages of Long-Term Athlete Development as their able…

  • Richmond Sport for Life Strategy

    Richmond Sport for Life Strategy

    Richmond Sport for Life Strategy The Richmond Sport for Life Strategy is one of four inter-related strategies that serve to…

  • Winnipeg Community Sport Policy

    Winnipeg Community Sport Policy

    Winnipeg Community Sport Policy January, 2012 - “To achieve positive change among Manitoba’s population, communities, organizations and governments need to pool…

  • The Vancouver Sport Strategy

    The Vancouver Sport Strategy

    The Vancouver Sport Strategy May, 2008 - From our ocean playground to Olympic venues, the Vancouver Sport Strategy (VSS) reflects our…

  • Abbotsford BC: Successful Alignment with Canadian Sport for Life and Physical Literacy in a Recreation Environment

    Abbotsford BC: Successful Alignment with

    Abbotsford BC: Successful Alignment with Canadian Sport for Life and Physical Literacy in a Recreation Environment Highlighting the partnership between…

  • Implementation Guide Provincial and Territorial Governments

    Implementation Guide Provincial and Terr

    Implementation Guide Provincial and Territorial Governments The recommendations in this guide are identified as key actions for provincial and territorial…

  • The True Sport LTAD Matrix

    The True Sport LTAD Matrix

    The True Sport LTAD Matrix The True Sport LTAD Matrix identifies ethical literacy as a key component of the overall…

  • PLAYself

    PLAYself

    PLAYself PLAYself is a self-evaluation used by the child to determine their perception of their own physical literacy.

  • PLAY SAFE: Physical Literacy and Injury Prevention Guide for Leaders

    PLAY SAFE: Physical Literacy and Injury

    PLAY SAFE: Physical Literacy and Injury Prevention Guide for Leaders Safety is a best practice. The tools in this guide…

  • PLAYparent

    PLAYparent

    PLAYparent PLAYparent should be filled out by a parent of a child aged seven and up. This assessment provides one perspective…

  • PLAYfun

    PLAYfun

    PLAYfun PLAYfun assesses key movement skills performed by the child. The tool itself is made up of 18 tasks that cover…

  • PLAYbasic

    PLAYbasic

    PLAYbasic PLAYbasic assesses key movement skills performed by the child. The tool itself is made up of five tasks that cover…

  • PLAYcoach

    PLAYcoach

    Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth - Coach PLAYcoach is used by coaches, exercise professionals and physical therapists to evaluate a child’s…

  • Physical Literacy Concept Paper

    Physical Literacy Concept Paper

    Physical Literacy Concept Paper The foundation of the LTAD model is physical literacy. Individuals who are physically literate are more likely…

  • Developing Physical Literacy: A guide for parents of children ages 0 to 12

    Developing Physical Literacy: A guide fo

    Developing Physical Literacy: A guide for parents of children ages 0 to 12 Childhood obesity threatens the future health of…

  • Information for Parents

    Information for Parents

    Information for Parents A one-pager with advice and information for parents.

  • The Role of Monitoring Growth in LTAD

    The Role of Monitoring Growth in LTAD

    The Role of Monitoring Growth in LTAD This document is intended as a resource to help NSOs to determine the…

  • Introduction to Physical Literacy

    Introduction to Physical Literacy

    Introduction to Physical Literacy Physical literacy is developing fundamental movement skills, leading to fundamental sport skills in various decision-making situations…

  • Building Enhanced Collaboration Between Recreation and Sport

    Building Enhanced Collaboration Between

    Building Enhanced Collaboration Between Recreation and Sport The municipal recreation role develops program opportunities for personal growth, ensures programs are…

  • The Female Athlete Passport

    The Female Athlete Passport

    The Female Athlete Passport The Female Athlete Passport contains questions that athletes complete to help improve their understanding of factors…

  • Mental Fitness for LTAD

    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,…

  • Actively Engaging Women and Girls

    Actively Engaging Women and Girls

    Actively Engaging Women and Girls The purpose of this resource is to increase awareness about the experiences of women and…

  • The Female Athlete Perspective

    The Female Athlete Perspective

    The Female Athlete Perspective The development of female athletes needs to be approached differently than that of a male athlete;…

  • A Sport Parents Guide to LTAD

    A Sport Parents Guide to LTAD

    A Sport Parent's Guide to Long Term Athlete Development As parents, we recognize that sports and physical activity play an important role…

  • Sleep, Recovery, and Human Performance

    Sleep, Recovery, and Human Performance

    Sleep, Recovery, and Human Performance Sleep has a direct effect on metabolic processes such as energy balance, appetite and weight…

  • S4L Summary

    S4L Summary

    S4L Summary This supplementary document describes the stages of Long-Term Athlete Development.

  • No Accidental Champions Poster

    No Accidental Champions Poster

    No Accidental Champions Poster This supplementary document outlines how the Long-Term Athlete Development model applies to athletes with a disability and…

  • Right on Target – Biathlon Canada Shoots for Victory

    Right on Target – Biathlon Canada

    Right on Target - Biathlon Canada Shoots for Victory At a 1999 general meeting, Biathlon Canada discussed the progress of…

  • UK Swimming

    UK Swimming

    UK Swimming At the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Great Britain was dealt a harsh wakeup call in the swimming pool. After…

  • Tennis Connecting Recreation, Schools and Clubs

    Tennis Connecting Recreation, Schools an

    Tennis Connecting Recreation, Schools and Clubs We all dream of an ideal world. In the Long-Term Athlete Development universe, we…

  • School Sport with a Difference

    School Sport with a Difference

    School Sport with a Difference “Instead of having one team for the boys and one team for the girls, we…

  • Did you Know – Physical Literacy

    Did you Know – Physical Literacy

    Did you Know - Physical Literacy If you can’t count, you can’t add. If you can’t throw, you can’t play…

  • 2010 Legacies Now & BC Government – Changing Sport in Canada One Step at a Time

    2010 Legacies Now & BC Government &

    2010 Legacies Now & BC Government - Changing Sport in Canada One Step at a Time Sport for Life is alive…

  • Physical Literacy in Canada: Tools for Assessment

    Physical Literacy in Canada: Tools for A

    Physical Literacy in Canada: Tools for Assessment As Canadians, we have three comprehensive Canadian assessment tools. These are designed to…

  • Why – And How – Governments Should Invest In Sport

    Why – And How – Governments

    Why - And How - Governments Should Invest In Sport There are really only two questions that governments around the…

  • Activity Milestone – The First Three Years (Active Start)

    Activity Milestone – The First Thr

    Activity Milestone - The First Three Years (Active Start) Information for parents, caregivers and early childhood educators - The important…

  • Activity Benchmarks – For 4 to 6 Year Olds (Active Start)

    Activity Benchmarks – For 4 to 6 Y

    Activity Benchmarks - For 4 to 6 Year Olds (Active Start) Information for parents, caregivers and early childhood educators -…

  • Developing Agility, Balance and Coordination (Active Start)

    Developing Agility, Balance and Coordina

    Developing Agility, Balance and Coordination (Active Start) Information for parents, caregivers and early childhood educators - The important of physical…

  • Encouraging Different Types of Play (Active Start)

    Encouraging Different Types of Play (Act

    Encouraging Different Types of Play (Active Start) Information for parents, caregivers and early childhood educators - The important of physical…

  • Helping Children Play – The Adult Role (Active Start)

    Helping Children Play – The Adult

    Helping Children Play - The Adult Role (Active Start) Information for parents, caregivers and early childhood educators - The important…

  • Normal Childhood Development of Physical Skills (Active Start)

    Normal Childhood Development of Physical

    Normal Childhood Development of Physical Skills (Active Start) Information for parents, caregivers and early childhood educators - The important of…

  • Play Activities – Ages Three to Six (Active Start)

    Play Activities – Ages Three to Si

    Play Activities - Ages Three to Six (Active Start) Information for parents, caregivers and early childhood educators - The important…

  • Play Activities – The First Year of Life

    Play Activities – The First Year o

    Play Activities - The First Year of Life Information for parents, caregivers and early childhood educators - The important of…

  • Sport Schools in Canada

    Sport Schools in Canada

    Sport Schools in Canada Sport Schools in Canada: The Future is Here - An interesting report on Sport Schools and Academies…

  • Why Active Play is so Important (Active Start)

    Why Active Play is so Important (Active

    Why Active Play is so Important (Active Start) Information for parents, caregivers and early childhood educators - The important of…

  • 2015 LTAD Stories We Loved

    2015 LTAD Stories We Loved

    2015 LTAD Stories We Loved Organizations across the country continue to integrate Long-Term Athlete Development principles into their training programs,…

  • 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…

  • Competition is a Good Servant, but a Poor Master

    Competition is a Good Servant, but a Poo

    Competition is a Good Servant, but a Poor Master This discussion paper is not saying competition is bad; however, it…

  • Long-Term Coach Development Concept

    Long-Term Coach Development Concept

    Long-Term Coach Development Concept This paper seeks to initiate the discussion toward the creation of Long-Term Coach Development (LTCD), which,…

  • Maximizing the Sport Experience for our Children

    Maximizing the Sport Experience for our

    Maximizing the Sport Experience for our Children This article looks at the questions parents should be asking coaches, clubs, and themselves…

  • Quality Sport Checklist: Ask your Schools & Coaches

    Quality Sport Checklist: Ask your School

    Quality Sport Checklist: Ask your Schools & Coaches The Quality Sport Checklist provides parents with questions to ask teachers, coaches…