Parents in Sport Toolkit
Active for Life
Here you’ll find a variety of articles and resources to help parents, coaches, and sport organizations to understand and promote positive sport parenting in any environment.
Safe Return to Community Sport
Use this guide to help navigate your child’s return to sport amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Keep in mind that certified coaches, the rule of two, background checks and safe sport practices are foundational to a good sport experience. Ensure your club or association is sanctioned and is compliant with their provincial and national governing bodies.
Physical Literacy Digital Play Pack
Lethbridge Public Library/Lethbridge Early Years Coalition
During COVID-19 the links for Digital Play Pack booklets and activities are available for download. Themes include: Superhero, Science Magic, Physical Literacy, Nature Play and Hide & Seek. Click on the blue button to view all themed booklets and activity links.
Move 2 Learn Program
McMaster University’s Infant and Child Health Lab
A program to develop movement and pre-literacy skills of young children through direct movement skill instruction, unstructured exploratory free-play, and interactive storybook reading. The program emphasizes parent involvement in order to build their capacity to support their child’s overall social, psychological, and cognitive development at home.
QUALITY SPORT CHECKLIST: ASK YOUR SCHOOLS & COACHES
Sport for Life and Active for Life
The Quality Sport Checklist provides parents with questions to ask teachers, coaches and caregivers to determine whether their programs provide the tools for kids to develop physical literacy.
Sport For Life
PLAYparent should be filled out by a parent of a child aged seven and up. This assessment provides one perspective of a child's level of physical literacy, while the other PLAY tools provide perspectives from trained professionals: coaches, physiotherapists, athletic therapists, exercise professionals, and individuals trained in movement analysis.
Sport Safety for Parents
Coaching Association of Canada
Creating a culture where everyone can thrive is a shared responsibility. The Safe Sport Training eLearning module developed by the CAC will help anyone involved in sport identify and prevent situations of maltreatment.
The 2020 Participaction Report Card on Physical Activity
Developed by a team of Canadian researchers and stakeholders in the field of adult physical activity and sport, the ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth represents a comprehensive synthesis of the literature and related national-level surveys. The Reports prompt new research, investments as well as influence programs and policies.
Move and Play Through Traditional Games
Alberta Native Friendship Centre and Be Fit for Life
Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association (ANFCA) and the Be Fit For Life Network collaborated on Move and Play through Traditional Games to integrate the promotion of physical activity through playing traditional Indigenous games.