Financial Literacy – What is it and who needs it?

In sport, we often talk about physical literacy as “ the mastering of fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills that permit a child to read their environment and make appropriate decisions, allowing them to move confidently and with control in a wide range of physical activity situations ”. Financial literacy can be similarly defined as: “ mastering a basic understanding of...Read more

In Brief | BIO-BANDING AND DEVELOPMENTAL AGE

You’ve probably heard of the Relative Age Effect – the concept that when children are placed into groups such as school classes or sports based on their chronological age, those born early in the cohort may have physical or intellectual advantages compared to those born late, leading to selection for enriched opportunities that tend to compound the advantage. Research into sport shows relative...Read more

SIRC at the 2018 Sport for Life Canadian Summit

The Sport for Life (S4L) Summit will be taking place from January 23-25, 2018 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy hotel in Gatineau and brings together leaders to enhance the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. Sport for Life recognizes that quality sport and physical literacy offer rich benefits to Canadian society through improved health, stronger communities, higher sporting achievement, and...Read more

SIRC at the 2017 Sport for Life Canadian Summit

The Sport for Life (S4L) Canadian Summit will be taking place from January 24-26, 2017 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy hotel in Gatineau-Ottawa and brings together leaders to enhance the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. The 2017 Summit will feature more than 70 sessions from upwards of 100 presenters. The theme for this year’s summit revolves around “Nurturing Excellence” delivered...Read more

SIRC at the 2016 Canadian Sport for Life National Summit

The Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) National Summit will be taking place from January 26-28, 2016 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy hotel in Gatineau-Ottawa and brings together leaders to enhance the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. What’s the conversation about this year? Update of the Aboriginal Sport for Life – Long-Term Participant Development Coaching, Physical Literacy and Long-term...Read more

Get the students moving! Physical activity and the classroom

The link between physical activity and academic achievement has always been an area of research that science has been keen to explore. It's great to know that there is a positive association in sport participation and grade point averages, but that's not the only benefit you can get by joining in the fun. Studies have shown that the mental skills gained through sports have a positive effect on...Read more

What is Physical Literacy?

by Leigh Cove Algonquin College Sport Business Management Intern Muscle memory is a well-known term in active living and sport. The idea that once you have learned something and practiced it, your muscles will begin to move with the pattern of the motions each time you use them until those patterns become natural. Physical literacy takes this idea and applies it to the learning and development of...Read more

Physical Literacy

SIRC Newsletter now available online: Physical Literacy Physical literacy is an extremely important aspect in youth development because it provides the fundamental movement skills needed to enjoy the wide range of physical activities that are available to us. Basic motor skills are the building blocks for more specialized movement skills and patterns that an athlete will need to reach greater...Read more

Long Term Athlete Development

Active Start (0-6 years) Fundamentals (males 6-9, females 6-8) Learning to Train (males 9-12, females 8-11) Training to Train (males 12-16, females 11-15) Training to Compete (males 16-23+/-) Training to Win (males 19+/-, females 18+/-) Active for Life (enter at any age) The first three stages of the LTAD allows for children to learn the basics of various sports. These stages are the building...Read more

Sport for Life

SIRC Newsletter now available online: Sport for Life Participation in sport and physical activity is extremely important for the development and the health of your child. We all know this, yet obesity rates are climbing and children spend more time in front of screens than they ever have before. For this and many other reasons, SIRC supports the sport for life movement and its principles for Long...Read more