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Canadian Sport for Life Leaders School
A new kind of leadership for a new kind of Canadian sport
Canadian Sport for Life Leaders School (CLS) is the newest project of the CS4L Leadership Team. The concept is simple: support the personal learning and development of community leaders as they integrate Canadian Sport for Life and Long-Term Athlete Development into Canada’s communities.
Over a one year span, CLS participants will plan, launch and lead individual community projects, guided and mentored by members of the CS4L Leadership Team. Each month CLS will convene for a seminar conducted by leading Canadian sport and community development experts. Participants will take the opportunity to discuss, share and explore ideas and
progress on their projects. At the end of the year, the record of each project will become a new contribution to the knowledge of how to advance CS4L.
Seminars will present a range of topics of interest to community sport and physical activity leaders. The content will be based on CS4L-LTAD and community development, with a focus on implications for community sport and practical implementation. Seminars may include:
|1. How Change Happens in Organizations||6. Making or Breaking the Community-level Athlete - Train to Train in Team Sports|
|2. Physical Literacy||7. Quality Sport, Club and Community Development|
|3. Group Facilitation||8. Aligning Canadian Sport|
|4. Talent Identification||9. The Future of CS4L: Plans and Visions|
|5. Communication and Social Media in CS4L||10. Partnership and Funding Opportunities|
Find out more about the Canadian Sport for Life Leaders School.
Who can apply?
The CLS is open to anyone with the desire and ability to become a CS4L Leader and make an ongoing contribution to the movement. Applications will be assess based on the quality of the prosposed community project, the background of the applicant, and his or her capacity to carry out the project and participate fully in CLS activities. There are two "streams" of projects:
- Self-identified Projects: The applicant presents a brief but detailed overview of his/her proposed project. He or she will be the leader of the project in the community, and he or she, either independently or with the support of sponsoring community organizations, can provide resources to complete the project.
- Sponsor-identified Projects: A community or organization, acting as a sponsor, has presented a project brief to CLS (via the CS4L Leadership Team) and is seeking a leader. The sponsor has the resources to complete the project. A CLS candidate is paired with the project and assumes its leadership. In this case the sponsoring organization is expected to incur the cost of the candidate's CLS fees and costs.
Applications for the 2013 Canadian Sport for Life Leaders School (CLS) have now closed. Information about the 2014 CLS will be posted in the summer of 2013.
- Athletes with Disabilities
- Health Practitioners
- Recreation Professionals