Contributed by Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) to the True Sport Movement.
The True Sport Movement believes sport can improve the lives of Canadians of all ages. These documents, developed by Canadian Sport for Life and the Canadian Sports Centres, emphasize sport as an important ingredient of healthy development for young people. They also present programs and ideas for sustaining Canadians’ love of sport over the long term: from children’s first involvement with sport to high-level adult competition to healthy, active living in later life.
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This article looks at the questions parents should be asking coaches, clubs, and themselves to ensure their child is not only being taught age appropriate technical skills, but also learning and gaining positive values in the process.
By connecting the True Sport principles to the LTAD stages, readers will come away with practical information and practices they can immediately apply in their sport organizations.
A supplementary document that introduces the stages of the CS4L model and provides guidance for parent's of active children.
A one-pager with advice and information for parents.
A guide for parents of children ages 1 to 12 explaining Physical Literacy, the key concept behind the CS4L model for both competitive excellence and long-term wellness in activity and sport.
This document addresses the issues associated with the current structure of competition.
Guidelines for athlete development (training, competition and recovery) with special reference to growth, maturation and development for females involved in late-specialization sports.
Mental fitness is just as necessary for success in sport as physical fitness or technical comprehension.
Sleep has a direct effect on metabolic processes such as energy balance, appetite and weight control.
"As a professional athlete, it's important for me to live a True Sport lifestyle, as I not only represent myself, but I represent the team at the front of my jersey, and the family at the back."