2019 Volume: Edition 7

To Sport for Life champions worldwide,

The work we do is powered by stories and, by people witnessing the power of quality sport and physical literacy in action. In this newsletter you'll find stories about an Irish football league for girls, a blogger who became a gym critic and a UBC researcher studying the convergence between physical activity and mental health.

These are just a few examples of the amazing work being done across the globe. What's your story?

Introducing Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity 3.0

Sport for Life is proud to release the revised  Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity 3.0  resource document. Long-Term Development (LTD) in Sport and Physical Activity is a framework for the development of every child, youth, and adult to enable optimal participation in sport and physical activity. This third edition brings a number of important updates and enhancements.

Gym blogger mobilizes physical literacy

It was three years ago that Ottawa physical education teacher David Benay decided something needed to change. He started delving into the physical literacy world, documenting his progress via a blog called Ottawa Gym Critic. Things escalated quickly from there.

Irish physical literacy researcher empowers girls Gaelic sports program

A revolutionary Irish sports initiative custom-designed for young female participants has made a global splash, with researcher Orlagh Farmer sharing the successes of the fast-growing program Gaelic 4 Girls at this year’s International Physical Literacy Conference (IPLC) in Winnipeg. As far as she’s concerned, it was a niche that was begging to be explored.

Working with 36 clubs across Ireland, she began to accumulate evidence to support and further enhance the work already being done on the ground. 

Sport for Life Director champions inclusion

Andrea Carey was already a champion for sport when she joined Sport for Life five years ago. Her passion is ensuring every person, regardless of gender identity, culture, race, ability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status or any other background, is included in all types of physical activity. 

That has led her to pursue and successfully complete her Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP) designation, making her one of the leading voices on inclusion in the physical literacy movement.

Manitoba school gets physical literacy makeover

One rural Manitoba school is making physical literacy a priority for its students, installing both a 120’ Sensory Path and a rock-climbing wall in the past year. Principal Brandy Chevalier has received global recognition for the initiatives, which aim to get her students up and moving rather than spending all day in a desk. The school has been making headlines with outlets like the CBC.

Canada Basketball invests in coach education

More and more Canadians are interested in basketball these days, which means there will be an increased demand for quality coaches in the years to come. With this in mind, Canada Basketball has spent the past two decades carefully developing a standardized coach education process based on Sport for Life’s Long-Term Development principles, with each course based on an age and stage of the framework.

International Physical Literacy Conference Europe 2019

The International Physical Literacy Conference Europe, hosted by the Sport for Life Society and Change the Game, will be the first conference to be held in this region on September 11 – 13, 2019 with pre- and post-conference workshops taking place on September 10 and 14, respectively. It will host global leaders to share their best practices and research to advance the worldwide physical literacy movement.

Present at the 2020 Sport for Life Canadian Summit!

The Sport for Life Society is calling on leaders from across the sport, recreation, education, and health sectors to share their leading-edge work, inventive programming, best practices, research, and/or findings at the  2020 Sport for Life Canadian Summit from January 28-30.

To submit an abstract,  click here for the submission form.  Please note, a discount on registration will be provided to accepted presenters.

Abstracts will be accepted until  August 16 . Early bird registration for the Summit will open  September 16 .
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