(Donald Njelseani (M), Andrea Carey, Christa Costa-Bradstreet, Helen Radford)
Being active for life is central to the paradigm shift advocated by CS4L in sport and recreation. As a consequence, the development and attainment of physical literacy is important for all individuals. What are the challenges inherent in trying to become active for life, how different (if at all) are these challenges if adults are not physically literate? How does this approach influence the day-to-day operations of sport and recreation organizations? These are some of questions panelists will address as they draw our attention to a key component in the CS4L model.
This session will report on a series of projects which were aimed at examining the relationship between physical literacy in children and performance or ability, body composition and participation in leisure time pursuits. A new validated tool for Physical Literacy Assessment in Youth (PLAY) will be disclosed and an 8 week movement skills program will be reviewed using it.
This session will highlight the current projects and initiatives within each sector of the Alberta Ambassador Network. We will also share Alberta’s recently developed strategic plan which emphasizes the collaborative approach to advance Physical Activity and Physical Literacy amongst Albertans to improve health, wellness and sporting experiences.
If we increase the number of people participating in sport we can reduce the number of injuries sustained within the community. This session explores the connection between physical literacy and the causes and contributing factors of injury and injury-related death that cost Canadians $19.8 billion annually. How do we enhance our sport and recreation programs to capitalize on the benefits that can reduce the costs associated with injury?
(Christian Hrab (M) Jeff Thompson, Luc Arseneau, Pierre Lafontaine & Lucinda Jagger)
CS4L states that T2T stages is one of the most important stages of athletic development. "During this stage, we make or break an athlete!” This panel of coaches will share stories of roadblocks and challenges encountered when building champion T2T athletes, solutions and successes of athletes transitioning into the T2C stage and ideas for improved programming at both stages.
What are the roadblocks and challenges in building champions and full developing our athletes’ potential at the T2T and T2C stages of LTAD? What potential solutions are you implementing to change how things are done?