Sports For Life

About Sport for Life

The mission of the Sport for Life Program is to provide students exposure to a variety of sport and recreation activities in a Catholic environment with a focus on creating life-long active and healthy lifestyles. Students will have the benefit of building athletic skills, along with leadership qualities in a faith-filled setting.

The program is based on the Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) model, which is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada through improved athlete training and better integration between all stakeholders in the sport system, including sport organizations, education, recreation and health 

The program will be based on the following curricula:

  • Physical Education
  • Health
  • Career and Technology Foundations

Topics of Study 

  • Sports Leadership
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Training Principles
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Careers
  • Personal Development

Open to Grades 5- 8 

  • Students receive instruction of core subjects: Mathematics, Science, Social, Language Arts, and Religion.
  • Students in grade 5 & 6 enrolled in SFL have no additional option selections. 
  • French Immersion students choosing to take the program will have no other options available to them (Immersion students have additional language courses in their schedule).
  • Students in the English-stream take 1 additional CTF option course in grade 7 & 8.
  • All classes will be supervised by certified teachers.
  • For specialty sports, certified instructors will be employed to ensure correct training and implementation.
  • Based on Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) and Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD), a developmental pathway whereby athletes follow optimal training, competition, and recovery regimens

For more information on the upcoming trips for you child's SFL class, please see the OLPH Sport for Life website.

2022 - 2023 Registration Process

The registration process is done through PowerSchool.

  • To register, log into your parent PowerSchool account and click on your student’s name.  Choose your program by clicking on the PA/SFL logo and complete the registration form.  The $200 deposit must be paid online in order for your registration to be completed and submitted to the school. The deadline for registration is April 18, 2022.
  • If you do not have access to PowerSchool because you are new to the district, you can email a hard copy of the registration form to the school olph@eics.ab.ca. 
  • If you experience any technical difficulties while trying to register, please email the school at olph@eics.ab.ca and we will endeavour to contact you within 48 business hours.

It is important to note:

  • The maximum number of students per class is 30 students. 
  • The program only runs if there is enough interest/enrolment each year. 
  • Voluntary withdrawal from the program after June 14 will result in a loss of the $200 deposit.