An Update on Sport for Life Society’s Long-Term Athlete Development work (Carolyn Trono)

Monday, 7 December, 2015

Sport for Life Society aims to build knowledge, expertise and partnerships to advance physical literacy, sport excellence and activity for life.

Over the past few months, the Sport for Life Society’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Division has advanced many projects with the support of LTAD Experts and Champions. Here are some highlights of our most recent work:

Athlete Development Matrix:

How I Endorsed Canada’s Physical Literacy Consensus Statement (Gary Shelton)

Thursday, 1 October, 2015

Are you a Canadian physical literacy champion like me? If so, you hopefully participated in the effort to unite Canadians behind a single physical literacy definition.

Long-Term Athlete Development Implementation: The Juniper Jams (Jeff Ord)

Thursday, 17 September, 2015

A multisport project by Freestyle Skiing Ontario & Alpine Ontario Alpin

By Jeff Ord, Executive Director, Freestyle Skiing Ontario

Creating a Legacy: Pioneers of the CS4L Community Connections Project (Lea Norris)

Wednesday, 6 May, 2015

Find local champions. Partnerships are key. Engage the community throughout. These are just a few words of wisdom shared by the Abbotsford, BC Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) Champions as they reflect on their McConnell/Community Connections project.

You can’t start them too young...(Paul Jurbala)

Wednesday, 25 February, 2015

This is a true story. It happened to a friend of a friend of mine.



(PSO): "Hello? (Province) Volleyball Association. How can I help you?"

(Caller): “Hi there. I’m calling to complain about one of your clubs."

(PSO): “I’m sorry to hear that…what is the problem?"

Implementing Canadian Sport for Life at Oakville Soccer Club (Paul Varian)

Wednesday, 7 January, 2015

It's funny; the movement of athlete development to Canadian Sport For Life (CS4L)-driven pathways is being touted by some as change management of the highest order. But is it really that difficult? Is the head-shaking fear of this change genuinely worthy or just fear-mongering from people who simply don't want it?

Socialization through Sport (Dr. David Legg and Eli A. Wolff)

Monday, 5 January, 2015

A couple of months ago I had the good fortune to speak at a conference organized by Inclusive Sport in Society in Incheon, Korea as part of the 2014 Para Asia Games.

Engagement with Alignment in Mind: The Alberta CS4L Coordinator Project (Dr. Vicki Harber)

Wednesday, 3 December, 2014

Vicki Harber (R) with Chandra CrawfordWhen I was appointed Alberta CS4L Coordinator earlier this year, the aim of this new position was to create an effective communications network and to map physical literacy and athlete development within the province.