A powerful opportunity to reverse the negative health trend in Canadian children
Active for Life and the Coaching Association of Canada
Active for Life is a national initiative about physical literacy, and we’ve partnered with the Coaching Association of Canada to provide information for coaches to learn about physical literacy and the long-term athlete development model that is at the core of healthy sports for kids.
The articles below are written with parents in mind, so they are great to share with your parents. The more parents understand the benefits of LTAD, the easier it will be for coaches.
We’ve also included some Facebook and Twitter posts that you can use to share the importance of physical literacy and long-term athlete development.
Social media posts
Use these tweets and Facebook posts to share this page with your coaches and parents:
What is #physicalliteracy about? And why is it important for your players? Find out: http://ow.ly/VqYW1
Learn how hopping, swinging, and catching are important first steps in your players #physicalliteracy: http://ow.ly/VqZQ8
Kids play sports for the fun of it
Useful information for community coaches
Pre-teen years should emphasize skills development for all
Physical, mental, and emotional maturation of children varies greatly
Developing physical literacy optimizes both lifelong physical activity and athlete development
Variety is crucial until the age of 14 or 15
Diversification is more important during a child’s first decade
Repetition of one activity to the exclusion of all others is rarely wise
Here’s a hint: it’s not single sport specialization