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What We Do

Developing physical literacy and delivering quality sport

Recent Articles

on our blog

  • West Vancouver makes physical literacy headlines

    An ambitious multi-year physical literacy initiative in West Vancouver is making headlines across the country as the school district moves toward integrating movement into their everyday curriculum. After launching the project during the 2015/16 school year, initially working with only one grade, they’ve now expanded their efforts to include every...

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  • E-learning course aims to improve organizational communication

    Communication is a critical component of any sport organization, and the way information is dispersed to volunteers can affect the success of the entire operation. With the new e-learning course titled Effective Communication, available on our online campus, we aim to fine-tune your communication strategies so you can share knowledge...

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  • Athletics Australia throws its weight behind PLAYBuilder

    The PLAYBuilder app has made a global splash since being released last year. Developed in Canada by Momentum IT Group and Sport for Life, it has become an integral part of sport and physical literacy organizations across North America. Now, thanks to a new partnership with Athletics Australia, it’s also...

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  • Bringing physical literacy to the British Virgin Islands

    Canadians have long been leading the way globally in many areas of sport and physical activity, such as establishing long-term development pathways, creating physical literacy opportunities and mobilizing coach education. As other countries rush to catch up, many of them looking to Canada as an example, Sport for Life has...

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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...