Sport for Life in Alberta

Alberta Sport Connection is committed to supporting and providing lifelong physical activity opportunities for Albertans through coordination at the provincial and national levels.

We believe in promoting physical literacy, which emphasizes fundamental sport and movement skills for children that will pave the way for a lifetime of involvement in sport and physical activity.


LTAD Lunches

Alberta Sport Connection is committed to providing continued support to our PSOs and MSOs in their work towards LTAD implementation. Alberta Sport Connection is also very pleased to support the advancement of physical literacy in Alberta by building cross-sectoral partnerships and implementing effective initiatives that benefit athlete development and lifelong participation in physical activity.

Please try to join us in person, however a virtual option with conference call dial in  will be made available as well.

Next LTAD Lunch will be hosted in September. See you in the fall!



Catch up on previous LTAD Lunch topics and discussions below:

June 7th, 2017 – Describing Quality Sport, a guest presentation by Richard Way

Local, provincial and national sport providers all strive to deliver ‘Quality Sport Experiences’, but what does that actually mean?  The Sport for Life Society is working on a checklist and supporting resources to help provide a consistent and informative suite of tools to describe a quality sport experiences in way that is relevant and adaptable to all stages of the LTAD framework.

Click below to view or download a PDF of the slides from the June 7th presentation.

Quality Sport – part 1

Quality Sport – part 2


May 3rd, 2017 – Injury in sport and the Play Safe Initiative, guest presentation

March 1st, 2017 – Parenting and sport, a presentation by Dr. Camilla Knight.

View and download a parent guide

You may also search “Camilla Knight Sport Parent Guide” to find more of Camilla’s work online.

February 14 Webinar: Coaching the Female Athlete

February 1st, 2017 – Promoting Positive Parenting cont’d

Click below to view or download a PDF version of the slideshow from our Feb. 1st session.

Feb 1st slides part 1

Feb 1st slides part 2 

January 11th, 2017 – Promoting Positive Parenting

To follow-up January’s session, click here to view slides from Louise Humbert from the University of Saskatchewan on parents and physical literacy.


Tuesday's at Percy Page

Dr. Vicki Harber will continue to meet with those wanting to discuss "all things" around LTAD implementation. Regular times at Percy Page are available.

More questions?

Email Dr. Harber for more information, other LTAD topics, or if you have questions.

Physical Literacy

Click the PLAY button!

Created by the Canadian Sport for Life Alberta Community Recreation & Sport Work Group as part of a project funded by Alberta Sport Connection to promote Physical Literacy and the Canadian Sport for Life Movement.



To build on the momentum created from regional PLAY (Physical Literacy And You) Groups, Physical Literacy Connect ( was created to bring together champions from across the province. Find and join your local PLAY group online, share and learn in the Wiki, pose a question in the Q&A, communicate with other members, share and RSVP to upcoming events, and share stories of great work happening to advance physical literacy in your community!



On April 5, 2017, physical literacy experts and advocates met to discuss physical literacy in Alberta. Below is a recording of some of the discussion, and some follow-up resources from the session.


Advancing Physical Literacy in Alberta: Continuing the Conversation – PDF from a March 2016 meeting to provide context.

Priorities Poster – PDF outlining priorities, next steps, and commitments.

Continuing the Conversation – April 2017 Summary Notes – PDF with summary from the April 5th session.


For more information contact:

Dr. Vicki Harber, S4L Coordinator

Leah Wiens, Sport Director at the Repsol Sports Center