Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) is a National movement developed to help change and improve the Canadian Sport System. The CS4L works by increasing the recognition of sport and its contribution in Canadian society as an important part of everyone’s life by promoting each child’s healthy and logical development in a sport or physical activity. The CS4L Long Term Athlete Development model (LTAD) is a 7-stage model that focuses on the general framework of athlete development with special reference to growth, maturation and development, trainability, and sport system alignment and integration. The LTAD model supports the goals of the Canadian Sport Policy - Enhanced Participation, Enhanced Excellence, Enhanced Capacity, and Enhanced Interaction.
The Olympic sport of Taekwondo is continuously growing in terms of club memberships, participants and competitive as well as non-competitive athletes. The sport of Taekwondo welcomes members at almost any age. Individuals can start as young as 3 years old and may run well into adulthood.
BC Taekwondo CS4L Implementation plan outlines the actions our PSO will undertake to implement the Canadian Sport for Life – Long Term Athlete Development. By examining resources and gaps, strengths and weaknesses, BC Taekwondo has developed several objectives for LTAD implementation. For each objective, we outline a series of action plans, with priority, scope and timelines.