Stage 1 Active Start Chronological Age 0-6 0-6 - Focus on learning proper movement skills such as running, jumping , wheeling, twisting, kicking, throwing and catching
- Active movement environment combined with well-structured gymnastics and swimming programs.
Stage 2 Fundamentals Chronological Age 9-Jun 8-Jun - ABC’s of athleticism: agility, balance, coordination and speed
- ABC’s of Athletics: running, jumping, wheeling and throwing
Stage 3 Learning to Train Chronological/Developmental Age 12-Sep 11-Aug - Introduction to mental preparation
- Integrated mental, cognitive and emotional development
Stage 4 Training to Train Chronological/Developmental Age 16-Dec 15-Nov - Major fitness development stage: aerobic and strength
- The onset of Peak Height Velocity (PHV) and PHV are the reference points
- Peak Strength Velocity (PSV) comes a year or so after PHV (at the age of 13)
- Develop mental preparation
Stage 5 Training to Compete Chronological/Developmental Age 16-23+/- 15-21+/- - Advanced mental preparation
- Sport, event, position-specific physical conditioning
- Sport, event, position-specific tactical preparation
Stage 6 Training to Win Chronological Age 19+/- 18+/- - Maintenance or improvement of physical capacities
- Further development of technical, tactical and playing skills
Stage 7 Active for Life Enter at any age     - Move from highly competitive sport to lifelong competitive sport through age group competition.
- Minimum of 60 minutes moderate daily activity or 30 minutes of intense activity for adults.
Long-Term Athlete Development, Canadian Sport for Life center, Resource Paper v2
Table 2: The seven stages of long-term athlete development.