Athletic development in children and young adults is not a process that happens only during training periods. The rate of skill set growth in young athletes is determined by a wide variety of factors and an informed parent can play a crucial role in helping a child polish their skills more effectively. The following section will detail different areas of athletic development that parents can play an integral role in, including nutritional tips and simple exercises that can be used to facilitate skill growth in children. The resources in this section will help parents create a home environment that is conducive to athletic development.




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10 Key Factors of Long Term Athlete Development

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Active for Life 


Active for Life Public Service Announcement 

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Physical Literacy: Acquiring skills and confidence allows individuals to enjoy a variety of sports and physical activity.

Canadian Sport for Life provides an detailed introduction to physical literacy. This introduction lists the fundamental movement skills– travelling skills, objective control skills, and balance movements– that lay the foundation for physical literacy. From there, children begin to learn fundamental sport skills and how they’re used in various decision making situations across a range of environments.

An Introduction to Physical Literacy 

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Recommendations to Make Sport and Physical Activity More Welcoming to Sexual and Gender Diversity

Recommendations for Families and Caregivers to Support Participation in Sport and Physical Activity