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Organized by Sport’Aide, this conference will take place under the theme “Team up to Eliminate Violence in Sports”

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Developing physical literacy and delivering quality sport

Recent Articles

on our blog

  • Long-Term Development e-learning course goes live

    Sport for Life aims to develop physical literacy and improve the quality of sport by creating, sharing, and mobilizing knowledge. This acts as a catalyst for governments, institutions, and organizations to improve programs and services. In the spirit of continuous improvement, Sport for Life is proud to release the revised...

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  • Sport for Life unveils Quality Sport videos

    What’s the difference between sport and quality sport? It’s more than just the extra word. When it comes to the type of athletic experiences that Sport for Life supports, we’re always looking for three things: good programs, good places and good people. It’s a simple formula organizations can implement into...

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  • Sport for Life teams up to eliminate violence

    It’s going to take a team effort to eliminate violence in sport, and that’s why the Sport for Life Society has teamed up with Safe Sport. This partnership comes on the heels of an announcement by Minister of Sport Kirsty Duncan that 222 Canadian amateur sport coaches were convicted of...

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  • Rally Cap revolutionizes Manitoba baseball

    The latest Canadian craze in children’s baseball leagues is Rally Cap, a term that originally referred to a baseball cap worn inside-out. The name is apt, it turns out, because this new innovation is turning the baseball world upside down. Baseball Manitoba’s executive director Jason Miller couldn’t be more sold...

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The Stages

within the basic Long-Term Athlete Development framework

  • Awareness and First Involvement
    To engage in sport and physical activity, individuals must be aware of what opportunities exist for them, and when they...
  • Train to Train
    Athletes enter the Train to Train stage when they have developed proficiency in the athlete development performance components (physical, technical-tactical,...
  • Active Start
    From 0-6 years, boys and girls need to be engaged in daily active play. Through play and movement, they develop...
  • Train to Compete
    Athletes enter the Train to Compete stage when they are proficient in sport-specific Train to Train athlete development components (physical,...
  • FUNdamentals
    In the FUNdamentals stage, participants develop fundamental movement skills in structured and unstructured environments for play.  The focus is on...
  • Train to Win
    Athletes in the Train to Win stage are world class competitors who are competing at the highest level of competition...
  • Learn to Train
    Once a wide range of fundamental movement skills have been acquired, participants progress into the Learn to Train stage leading to...
  • Active for Life
    Individuals who have a desire to be physically active are in the Active for Life stage. A participant may choose...

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