Most community sport in Edmonton (and Canada) is led and supported by community volunteers and organizations. Sport relies on volunteers to promote their organization, register individuals, schedule practice and competition, and coach individuals and teams.
The City of Edmonton is the primary owner of arenas, swimming pools and sport fields, and schedules the use of these facilities by community teams and leagues. The City also schedules school gymnasium use. A few community sport organizations rent or own their facility and often provide professional coaching.
Community sport operates within the competition framework developed by each provincial sport organization.
Sport for Life is changing sport across Canada! As a parent and/or participant you are encouraged to explore appropriate training and participation in sport based on the athlete's developmental age.
Active for Life is a Canadian not-for-profit social enterprise founded by B2ten to help parents give their children the right start in life through the development of physical literacy.
Physical Literacy includes the development of fundamental movement skills and motor skills which are critical to establishing the foundation for participation in sport and physical activity. Fundamental movements skills include being able to catch, jump, run, swim, and throw. Without the development of physical literacy, many children and youth withdraw from physical activity and sport. Learn more about Physical Literacy and fundamental movement skills.
STOP (Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention) Sports Injuries was initiated by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). The comprehensive public outreach program focuses on the importance of sports safety - specifically relating to overuse and trauma injuries. The initiative not only raises awareness and provides education on injury reduction, but also highlights how playing safe and smart can enhance and extend a child's athletic career, improve teamwork, reduce obesity rates and create a lifelong love of exercise and healthy activity.