The Alberta Sport Connection's sport programs help build leaders, nurture talent, and enhance community vitality.
We are honoured to play a role in life changing opportunities for Albertans, whether it's helping someone earn their coaching certificate, promoting youth development or participating in an exchange program.
Explore the new Alberta Sport Plan here
Alberta's Future Leaders
The Alberta's Future Leaders Program (AFL) is a community and youth development program that uses sports, recreation, arts and leadership activities to provide First Nations and Métis youth with active, positive alternatives to unhealthy lifestyles.
Entering into a 3 year partnership with the AFL program, partner communities host two trained Youth Mentors who run youth-focused activities and trips from May to August for 3 consecutive years.
Alberta's Future Leaders Program
Canadian Sport for Life
Learn about how Alberta is involved in the CS4L sport and physical activity programs for Canadian children.
CS4L is a national movement to strengthen the Canadian sport system. It delivers sport and physical activity programs for children based on their mental and physical stage of development.
Alberta Sport Connection provides many services to assist with the development of Coaches/Officials throughout the province. Grants are provided to organizations to host coaching and official clinics, to bring in outside Coaches/Officials to further their education.
Alberta Sport Connection provides education and leadership development opportunities for the Provincial Sport system. We also coordinate the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) multi-sport workshops.
Alberta acknowledges athletes/teams, coaches, coach developers, officials and sport volunteers through recognition awards.
Provincial Sport Associations Development & Funding
Alberta Sport Connection provides many services that have an impact on Provincial Sport Associations and the provincial sport delivery system. The Provincial Sport Associations are regarded as the foundation for leadership and the development of sport in Alberta.
Alberta Sport supports the PSAs with leadership and educational opportunities to assist with governance, strategic planning and other organizational issues to ensure PSAs are effective and accountable for resources.
Find information about the Association Development Program here.
Alberta Sport Connection provides program and project funding to organizations that work with underrepresented groups, including the Steadward Center and the Indigenous Sports Council of Alberta.
This directly helps Albertans with disabilities, girls and women, aboriginals, and new Canadians get involved in sport.
Alberta Sport Development Centres (ASDCs)
We support a network of ASDCs across the province. These centres enhance and coordinate services available to Alberta's emerging athletes and coaches.
International Sport Exchange
Learn how Alberta and our athletes, coaches and officials benefit from exchanges with sister provinces in Asia.
Our Awards programs celebrate the athletes, coaches and volunteers who help elevate sport in Alberta.
Our website provides many links to sport organizations and resources. Take a look here.
Striving for Excellence in Sport