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Why True Sport?

In every province and territory, community sport inspires friendship, learning, health, and personal growth. Canadians tell researchers that after the family, sport is the most powerful influence on young people’s development. True Sport exists to try to create the right conditions for individuals to experience good sport, to value it, commit to it, nurture it and stay connected to it all their lives.


The True Sport Experience

The True Sport Experience – Volume 1: FUNdamentals is a resource for educators of children aged 6 to 9 consisting of a series of physical activities that facilitate learning the True Sport Principles. Whether you are a teacher, coach or recreational leader, The True Sport Experience offers a balanced and intentional approach to physical activity by focusing on the development of both ethical and physical literacy. The activities can be applied in and out of the classroom, as well as in the community and align with current Canadian physical education curriculum. Children aged 6 to 9 are in the FUNdamentals Stage of the Long-Term Development framework. Click here to download the resource.


True Sport Infographic

True Sport Lives Here: Member Infographics

The True Sport infographics describe ways to live the True Sport Principles based on your role in sport. The infographics present activities, resources and ideas to help you bring True Sport to life.

  1. Select the member type that best describes your role in sport.

  2. Download and/or print the infographic.

  3. Explore each category within the infographic and begin putting ideas into action!

  4. Share with others.


True Sport Principles

The True Sport Principles express an approach to sport that the vast majority of Canadians already believe in and practice. Although widely embraced, these principles often go unspoken.

Go for It

Rise to the challenge - always strive for excellence. Discover how good you can be.

Play Fair

Play honestly - obey both the letter and spirit of the rules. Winning is only meaningful when competition is fair.

Respect Others

Show respect for everyone involved in creating your sporting experience, both on and off the field. Win with dignity and lose with grace.

Keep it Fun

Find the joy of sport. Keep a positive attitude both on and off the field.

Stay Healthy

Place physical and mental health above all other considerations - avoid unsafe activities. Respect your body and keep in shape.

Include Everyone

Share sport with others. Ensure everyone has a place to play.

Give Back

Find ways to show your appreciation for the community that supports your sport and helps make it possible.

Find out more about True Sport!