Canadian Sport for Life
Winter Edition 

Latest News

2010 CS4L Workshop - April 7 & 8 are fast approaching! Check the website for upcoming registration information.

Just released - The Role of Monitoring Growth in Long-Term Athlete Development (by I. Balyi & R. Way). View
Coming soon - Training Athletes with a Physical Disability (by Dr. Y. Bhambhani & Dr. Colin Higgs). This document is a summary of current scientific research about training athletes with a disability. It is organized by major disability types and the LTAD stages of development.
Presentations & Conferences
2010 CS4L Workshop - With 5 plenary sessions and over 56 presentations you do not want to miss this Workshop! A variety of NSO, PSO, P/T, research and community leaders will be sharing lessons on implementation. Hockey Canada and Speed Skating Canada will be reflecting on their Olympic experience and sharing where they are going 2010 and beyond. With a look at how the outside world is approaching LTAD, Utah Athletic Foundation will be presenting their experiences in developing and implementing Utah Sport for Life. Registration info coming soon.
Recent Presentations for Download
Canadian Sport for Life: Implementation at the Provincial Level (R. Way, Alberta Sport Development Centre, 2010) View
Paradigm Shifts in Sport and Coaching (I. Balyi, Alberta Sport Development Centre, 2010) View
Sport-Specific LTADs
New sport-specific LTAD models are becoming available on a regular basis. To keep up to date please visit our webpage.

CS4L and LTAD are now part of the sporting landscape in Canada. As Canadians who care about our sporting excellence and the health of the nation, we now face the next big question: How can we continue to promote CS4L, and thereby fulfill the potential of Canadians of all levels of ability?
CS4L Champion - Kristen Harrott
Making Physical Literacy Fun: As general manager of PacificSport Northern BC, Kristen is encouraging physical literacy in children ages 5-8 years through an innovative program called the FUN Club, deriving the name from the CS4L FUNdamentals stage for this age group. The FUN Club introduces children to three different activities: swimming, gymnastics, and run-jump-throw (RJT). More
Melville Rodeo on Speed Skates
In light of Speed Skating Canada's Racing on Skates recommendations, the Melville Speed Skating Club in collaboration with Saskatchewan Speed Skating hosted Saskatchewan's first "LTAD" event.  The Melville event hosted 56 participants from bantam and up and successfully incorporated original races and traditional races all within a time span of six hours. View Videos or Read More
The Role of Monitoring Growth on Long-Term Athlete Development
Written by Istvan Balyi & Richard Way, this document is intended to help coaches develop and deliver training, competition and recovery programs that are specific to the developmental level of the individual(s) they are coaching. It explores and explains trainability, the six phases of growth, how to measure peak height velocity, the protocol for sitting, standing and arm length measurement and much more, how to use growth information and ethical and sensitivity issues. More
Coaching DVD developed by Coaching Manitoba
This coach friendly DVD, which has easy to implement drills for the Learn to Train (Females: 8-11, & Males: 9-12) and Train to Train (Females: 11-15 & Males: 12-16) age group athletes, has been sport engineered by the Sport Medicine and Science Council of Manitoba. It features developmental athletes in age appropriate drills and is the first of a series of multi-sport videos (coming soon) dealing with the crucial subject of LTAD. More
Education/Rec V2
Physical Literacy in Canada 
Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada), through the financial support of Sport Canada, has launched a new Physical Literacy in Canada website - a site that targets educators, parents and coaches to support the development of physical literacy in children and youth. More

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