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The Grande Prairie Sport Council is a volunteer driven, not for profit organization representing and serving the Grande Prairie regional sport community.

We serve as a collective voice for sport in our region, striving for quality sport experiences for all and attracting, creating and retaining sport tourism opportunities for Grande Prairie region.

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Upcoming Workshops, Clinics & Seminars


Training series is made possible thanks to  

The Be Fit For Life Centre and the Grande Prairie Sport Council have teamed up with RBC Learn to Play and Makadiff sports grants to help develop a sustainable and healthy sport community in Grande Prairie and surrounding areas. One of the ways we look forward to doing this is by building our leadership capacity by offering FREE workshops on a variety of topics based on Physical Literacy. Whether you are in sport, recreation, education, early childhood, or health…physical literacy speaks to all of us!

You are under no obligation to attend all workshops. You can pick and choose which ones you'd like to participate in or you can choose to do the entire series. It's entirely up to you!

These workshops generally run from $75 - $140 each. Please do your best to attend if you register. 


APRIL 16TH, 2016

Location: GPRC
Time: 1-4PM
Cost: FREE (part of the PL training series)



APRIL 6TH, 2016

Location: GPRC
Time: 6-9PM
Cost: FREE (part of the PL training series)

This Workshop will provide participants with the ability to execute, score and interpret the physical literacy assessment for youth (PLAY) tools in a sport specific setting. The session includes an update on physical literacy trends, which highlight potential roles for sport associations.  Participants will leave this session with a renewed sense of urgency to address physical literacy through your strong working knowledge of the PLAY tools and their  application. There are numerous opportunities and applications for these tools, including physical literacy awareness for parents and coaches, global and individual tracking of physical literacy, assessing the impact of your programs on physical literacy development and research applications.

Registration here for April 16th Physical Literacy 201 – PLAY Tools

Register here for April 6th Physical Literacy 201 – PLAY Tools 


APRIL 30TH, 2016

Location: GPRC
Time: 1-4PM
Cost: FREE (part of the PL training series)

Participants will learn how to incorporate physical literacy enriched activities into a variety of indoor or outdoor settings. Using the Be Fit For Life Centres  Move & Play cards to develop physical literacy in variety of programs and environments! This resource includes over 75 activity cards focusing on the first 3 stages of the Long Term Athlete Development Model: Active Start, FUNdamentals, and Learn to Train. The activities can be  easily implemented by a coach, educator, recreation leader, early childhood educator or parent. Physical literacy will be discussed as a means to increase  active participation, enhance performance, as well as to reduce risk of injury.

Registration for Move & Play Physical Literacy Enriched Planning


MAY 21ST, 2016

Location: GPRC
Time: 9-2PM
Cost: FREE (part of the PL training series)

This 5-hour training is designed for the competitive coach in a club/organization. Aligned with the Fundamentals and Learn to Train stages of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD), HIGH FIVE Sport focuses on the social, emotional, and cognitive development and wellbeing of athletes. The training is based in research and has been designed to help coaches with top coaching dilemmas such as dealing with parents, keeping the child’s interest, ensuring fair play and an emotionally safe environment.

Registration for High Five Sport


JUNE 4TH, 2016

Location: GPRC
Time: 9-4PM
Cost: FREE (part of the PL training series)


JUNE 24TH, 2016

Location: GPRC
Time: 9-4PM
Cost: FREE (part of the PL training series)

We believe that physical literacy has the SUPER POWER to enrich your programs. By creating a positive environment filled with exploration, learning, growth, and play this is bound to be the best program yet. When equipped with these powers, leaders truly turn into SUPER HEROS. We want to build capacity within your organizations walls so that you can impact more child & youth in a positive powerful way. This workshop will equip you with all the tools needed for the job so you leave with the knowledge and skills to facilitate a physical literacy training workshop in your organization. Increasing the amount of super staff on your team.

Registration for June 4th PL Champion Training

Registration for June 24th PL Champion Training

This is a coach training & certification program for all coaches in more than 60 sports.
Course Information:
  • Make Ethical Decision, Planning a Practice, Nutrition
  • Dates: Friday April 22nd & Saturday April 23rd  9-6pm
  • Costs: $105.00 includes GST
  • Location: Grande Prairie Regional College
  • Registration Deadline: Monday April 18th, 2016
  • Please call Barb Shmyr 780-539-2816 for more information or

NCCP Part B 
This is a coach training & certification program for all coaches in more than 60 sports.
Course Information:
  • Design A Sport Program, Teaching & Learning, Basic Mental Skills
  • Dates: Saturday May 7th 9-6pm & Sunday May 8th 9-12pm
  • Costs: $105.00 includes GST
  • Location: Grande Prairie Regional College
  • Registration Deadline: Monday May 2nd
  • Please call Barb Shmyr 780-539-2816 for more information or

Coach Enhancement Program

Do you want the highest quality, developmentally appropriate program for your emerging & elite athletes? Do you want to be the best grassroots coach you can be?  Create a rock solid Yearly Training Program and get NCCP credit. Work with a Coach mentor, Strength & Conditioning Specialist and Mental Performance Coach to take your athletes to the next level.

Date(s): - 8 May 2016 until 19 Jun 2016     Location: Grande Prairie Regional College
Click here for more information and online registration.

New training group starts April 4th

Ages 13-17 years of age

Train 2x/week for 12 weeks

$380.00 + GST

Grade 7 to 12  M & W 7:30-8:30pm or T & Th 6:30-7:30pm

Philosophy/Approach ASDC provides developmentally appropriate performance training based on sport science. Sessions are led by experienced and university educated Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS). Training develops the right physical attributes at the right time with focus on technical proficiency and movement mechanics to take you to the next level of sport.

Training Outcomes Develop attributes required for athletic success: strength, speed, power, agility, and quickness Decrease likelihood of injury Increase ability to train hard over a longer period of time.

Click here for online registration 

Upcoming Events and Programs 

Do you want to compete?

Do you want to be part of a team?

Do you want to make new friends?

Then the Piranhas are holding a try out practice for new aspiring swimmers!!!!

The next Rookie day will be Friday April 8th 2016 6.00pm onwards

Its free to register and try out!!!

The Piranhas are looking for swimmers:

 Aged 6 to 10 years old.

Confident in deep water.

Can complete 25m of Front crawl & Backstroke.


For more information call the Dian at the office or

Click here to register your child


More information here.
The City of Grande Prairie’s Pursuit of Excellence Fund is designed to provide assistance to athletes, coaches, and sport organizations, to achieve "excellence". 
Head to for applications forms and apply today!
Lesson Plan Builder 

Do you want to build your own physical literacy program? Educators, caregivers, camp leaders, and after-school program leaders can use this Lesson Plan Builder to create custom lesson plans.

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