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April 1 - 2, 2019 | Chicago, IL

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Richard Way

Headshot of Richard Way, Chief Executive Officer at Sport for Life Society and a speaker at Partnership for a Healthier America's 2018 Innovating a Healthier Future Summit, May 2-4 in Washington, DC.

Chief Executive Officer, Sport for Life Society

Richard Way is the Chief Executive Officer of the Sport for Life Society and an architect of the Long-Term Athlete Development Framework. He has facilitated the use of Long-Term Athlete Development for over 30 sports in more than 50 countries, and co-authored the book, Long-Term Athlete Development, with Istvan Balyi and Colin Higgs. Way serves on the faculty of the Institute for Global Studies at the University of Delaware. A thought leader on physical literacy, he is a founding member of the International Physical Literacy Association. Additionally, Way was the Director of Sport for Vancouver’s successful 2010 Winter Olympic Games Bid Corporation, a former commission member of the International Luge Federation, and former executive of the Canadian Luge Association. He represented Canada in nine Luge World Championships and was an All-Canadian West soccer star for the University of Calgary.


2018 Summit Session: Child’s Play: The Building Blocks of Physical Literacy

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