The following is a collection of information tailored to parents who have children involved in basketball and other sports.  If you have suggestions on additional content for this section - please let us know!

  1. Sport Parent Guide
  2. Long Term Athlete Development
  3. Children's Fitness Tax Credit
  4. Random Sport Parent Articles

Sport Parent Guide
A Guide for Sport Parents is a resource handbook for parents of children participating in sport.  The guide is co-authored by University of Winnipeg sport psychologists Cal Botterill and Tom Patrick. It is designed to be a quick read and reference while addressing common issues to youth sports and the roles and responsibilities of parents in dealing with these issues.

 A Guide for Sport Parents (English)

 A Guide for Sport Parents (French)

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)
LTAD focuses on the general framework of athlete development with special reference to growth, maturation and development, trainability, and sport system alignment and integration.  It incorporates information from a number of sources. It draws on the experiences of various athlete development projects that have been implemented by different sport organizations in British Columbia since the mid-1990s. It also draws from LTAD work with National Sport Organizations including Canada Basketball, the Canadian Curling Association, Speed Skating Canada, the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, and the Report of the Minister of State’s (Sport) Work Group on Sport for Persons with a Disability (2004).

LTAD Guide for Parents
Children’s Fitness Tax Credit
You can claim to a maximum of $500 per child the fees paid in the last tax year relating to the cost of registering your or your spouse's or common-law partner's child in a prescribed program of physical activity.  Information about the tax credit for organizations and clubs providing programs and receipts can be found at: 

Other Sport Parent Articles

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