Canadian Sport for Life
Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) is a seven-stage approach of developing and delivering sport opportunities that promotes life-long participation in sport and physical activity.
CS4L's stages include:
- Active Start
- Learning to Train
- Training to Train
- Training to Compete
- Training to Win
- Active for Life
More specifically to an athlete's development, CS4L includes Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD)- a
training, competition and recovery framework for
individuals at all stages of life. While it
focuses on an athlete's competitive development
- that is, learning the fundamentals and how to
train, compete and win - LTAD also integrates
early-life movement skill development and
post-competition "active for life" concepts into
life-long participation in sport and physical
Canadian Sport for Life - a LTAD plan developed by
the Canadian Sport Centres - had its roots in British Columbia. The model, developed by the Sport Branch was
implemented and tested throughout the 1990s and 2000s.
This model is now being rolled out nationally.
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