Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L)

Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. CS4L links sport, education, recreation and health and aligns community, provincial and national programming.

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is a seven-stage training, competition and recovery pathway guiding an individual’s experience in sport and physical activity from infancy through all phases of adulthood. CS4L, with LTAD, represents a paradigm shift in the way Canadians lead and deliver sport and physical activity in Canada.

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To keep abreast of CS4L at the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation and across Alberta check this webpage:

For sport specific information see Long Term Paddler Development.

Many high quality resources are available at Here are a few publications that contain valuable information for parents and coaches:

CS4L - A Sport Parent's Guide

Developing Physical Literacy - A Guide for Parents of Children Ages 0 to 12

The Role of Monitoring Growth

LTAD - Information for Parents

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