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Developing physical literacy and delivering quality sport

Recent Articles

on our blog

  • Sport for Life celebrates Asian Heritage Month

    Asian Heritage Month is an important time of reflection for Annie Lau, Sport for Life’s Senior Coordinator of Operations. It’s a time to celebrate her culture, express pride in her ethnicity, and further commit to confronting and denouncing the anti-Asian racism that exists in Canada. “Asian Heritage Month represents all...

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  • Virtual PL101 Workshop Launches!

    Sport for Life is delighted to share that we are now offering our most popular workshop virtually: Physical Literacy 101: An Introduction to Physical Literacy. This workshop is a key offering of Sport for Life, integrated into many past and current projects and widely requested from coast to coast. The...

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  • National Health and Fitness Day coming up on June 5

    Get ready to show off your moves, Canada! Coming up on June 5, National Health and Fitness Day (NHFD) is the best way to cope with COVID-19 fatigue. Following the success of last year’s first ever virtual event, as well as Winter Health and Fitness Week earlier this year, the...

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  • PLAYBuilder Q&A with New York Road Runners

    The New York Road Runners contributed to the development of PLAYBuilder and were one of the earliest adopters of the tool. Sport for Life reached out to Manager of Youth Development Stephanie Herrick to learn how the platform has supported their unique programming.  Sport for Life: What made you look...

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  • PLAYKamloops reaches out to newcomers

    Of the approximately 100,000 people who live in Kamloops, around 10% are new immigrants. Of that population, 30% are in the low income bracket. So when the working group from the City of Kamloops came together with PLAYKamloops and their community partners, these numbers were on their minds. That’s when...

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  • Quality Sport for Communities and Clubs goes virtual

    The Quality Sport for Communities and Clubs (QSCC) workshop initiative began last year with a multi-city tour to mobilize knowledge and best practices, and has evolved into a virtual opportunity that will be shared with communities all across the country. With additional learning facilitators trained, newly created online modules planned,...

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  • National field hockey star excels at Sport for Life

    It was the biggest surprise of her field hockey career: senior national team call ups, and two roster selections, all in the span of a few months. Sport for Life co-op student, fourth year University of Victoria Vikes athlete and Canadian national field hockey player Anna Mollenhauer was a junior...

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  • PLAYBuilder Q&A with Moresports

    Moresports creates and facilitates recreational programs that promote sport and leadership development. Supported by a network of community partners, this B.C. organization ensures positive engagement and experiences among youth. Moresports comprises 12 hubs across Vancouver and Coquitlam. In Vancouver, hubs are supported by partnerships between the Vancouver School Board and...

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The Stages

within the basic Long-Term 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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