Canadian Physical Literacy
Physical Literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.
-International Physical Literacy Association, 2014
Canada's Physical Literacy Consensus Statement, 2015
The definition recognizes several of the most agreed upon components of physical literacy; motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding. As the understanding of physical literacy evolves and becomes and accepted practice, parents, coaches and sport administrators see the benefits of children being active through a broad range of activities.
Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L)
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.
Canadian Sport for Life's Long-Term Athlete Development framework 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. Canadian Sport for Life and Long-Term Athlete Development represent a paradigm shift in the way Canadians lead and deliver sport and physical activity in Canada.
Red Deer strives to provide sport opportunities that complement every stage of development.