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Resources - Youth in Sport

Nutrition for athletes - check out pages 31-51 for some great ideas on snacks to eat before, during and after practise.

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) information for Parents

Not sure what sports program is right for your child? Check out this handbook. In Canadian sport, experts have identified 7 stages of development each with its own physical, mental, emotional and cognitive characteristics. This LTAD model is the basis for optimal training and competition kids need to enjoy sport the most and perform their best.

LTAD Developing Physical Literacy
LTAD Gymnastics Canada
LTAD Poster

Warming up and cooling down - Preparing for a workout and recovering afterward deserve a lot more attention than many believe.

Why they play - Players have good reasons but they may not be what you think

Choosing a sports program for your child - The benefits of a good sports experience are many: positive self-esteem, regular physical activity, improvements in physical fitness, lower risk of depression and,
best of all, lots of fun. But sport involvement also requires a great deal of commitment in terms of time and sometimes money. Participation in sports also carries some risk of injury, even in the safest programs.

Fun in sport - Coaches', Athletes', and Parents' Perceptions of Fun in Youth Sports: Assumptions about Learning
and Implications for Practice

Active kids grow up to have stronger skeletons (Edmonton Journal, April 5, 2010)