Active Kids — Winter & Spring 2013 Program Guide
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Canadian Sport For Life

Throughout this Guide, you will see symbols based on the Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) and Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD). The University of Calgary Active Living strives to ensure the development of physical literacy and the progression through all LTAD stages is available to all participants.

What is CS4L?

Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) is a movement to improve the quality of sport in Canada. CS4L recognizes that quality sport and physical activity offer rich benefits to Canadian society through improved health, stronger communities, higher sporting achievement, and stronger national identity. By improving physical literacy, CS4L aims to improve the lives of all Canadians. Physical literacy is the development of fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills that permit a child to moveā€¦ confidently and with control, in a wide range of physical activity, rhythmic (dance) and sport situations.

What these symbols represent

Active Start

Objective: Learn fundamental movements and link them together into play


Objective: Learn all fundamental movement skills and build overall motor skills

Learn to Train

Learn overall sport skills through accelerated coordination and fine motor control.

Train to Train

Objective: Build an aerobic base, develop speed and strength, and further develop and consolidate sport specific skills

Train to Compete

Objective: Optimize the engine and learn to compete

Train to Win

Objective: Podium performance

Active for Life

Objective: Lifelong physical activity and participation in sport and recreation Individuals can enter this stage at essentially any age.

Fundamental Movement Skills Workshops

Have a workshop tailored to your needs! The Fundamental Movement Skills workshop explores the themes of fair play, safety responsibility, and communication while developing Physical Literacy. The goal is to expose parents, instructors, coaches and volunteers, ways to teach Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) like throwing, jumping, kicking, striking, balancing, catching and agility to children.

The National Coaching Institute and the Be Fit For Life Centre in partnership with the University of Calgary will work with your group to get your instructors and leaders trained at a convenient time and with relative and specific information to suit their needs.

For more information please contact the National Coaching Institute @ 403-220-8197 or the Be Fit For Life Centre @ 403-220-8011 for more information and to set up a course.