University of Calgary Active Living Program Guide University of Calgary Active Living Program Guide (Spring/Summer 2013 Program Guide) : Page 4

CS4L canadian sport for life 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 move… confidently and with control, in a wide range of physical activity, rhythmic (dance) and sport situations. The first three stages of the Long Term Athlete Development model (LTAD) help develop physical literacy. The University of Calgary strives to ensure the development of physical literacy and the progression through all LTAD stages is available to all participants. As we pave the way to a healthy and active community you will see CS4L symbols in the program descriptions. APPLYING CS4L Active Start Objective: Learn fundamental movements and link them together into play FUNdamentals Learn to Train Train to Train Objective: Learn all fundamental movement skills and build overall motor skills Objective: Learn overall sport skills through accelerated coordination and fine motor control. Objective: Build an aerobic base, develop speed and strength, and further develop and consolidate sport specific skills Train to Compete Train to Win Objective: Optimize the engine and learn to compete 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 . According to LTAD, if participants have been correctly introduced to activity and sport through Active Start, Fundamentals and Learning to Train programs, they will have the necessary motor skills and confidence (physical literacy) to remain Active for Life. Active for Life may find you playing games with your family, taking on a personal fitness challenge, moving and exploring through nature or learning an activity for the first time. Regardless of what you choose, the benefits to your health and well-being are endless. We hope you find program here at the University of Calgary that will allow you to stay Active for Life. For more information on the Canadian Sport for Life movement and Long Term Athlete Development, please visit For more information on course categorization, please contact Health and Fitness Programs: (403) 220-5193. 4 U OF C ACTIVE LIVING | SPRING/SUMMER RECREATION GUIDE 2013

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