Canadian Sport for Life
1. CS4L believes in one vision and one system for Canada, building and linking the strengths of organizaƟons andinsƟtuƟons at the naƟonal, provincial, territorial and local level.2. CS4L believes physical literacy is the basis of life-long parƟcipaƟon and excellence in sport and physical acƟvity3. CS4L believes every child is an athlete; therefore, is geneƟcally predisposed to be acƟve if their environmentencourages parƟcipaƟon!4. CS4L recognizes life’s signiﬁcant development stages with their transiƟons from child; to adolescent; to adult; to senior.5. CS4L is anchored in the belief that each parƟcipant; child, player or athlete, is diﬀerent with disƟncƟve rates of growth,maturaƟon and behavioral development resulƟng in individualized progression through the stages of long-termathlete development (LTAD) .6. CS4L recognizes a variety of factors aﬀect the planning of opƟmal training, compeƟƟon and recovery programs.7. CS4L recognizes that the accumulaƟon of deliberate pracƟce and training age is linear and that the development of keycapaciƟes is non-linear and individualized
.8. CS4L believes providing guidance through the developmental stages across a lifeƟme of sport and physical acƟvity willresult in increased parƟcipaƟon and performance.9. CS4L recognizes that mastery in sport develops over Ɵme, through parƟcipaƟon in quality sport and physical acƟvityprograms.10. CS4L is parƟcipant / athlete centered, appreciaƟng the interdependence of home, organized sport, communityrecreaƟon, school sport and physical educaƟon for quality programs.11. CS4L values inclusiveness of all, regardless of gender, geography, race, intellectual or physical disability or ability.12. CS4L is of the belief that quality sport and physical acƟvity, combined with proper lifestyle, results in: beƩer health,disease prevenƟon, learning, enjoyment and social interacƟon, thus improved wellness.
Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L)Core Values
Modiﬁed aŌer Pat Duﬀy’s unpublished outline of sportcoachUK’s LTAD Core Values 2007