PHYSICAL LITERACY & SPORT FOR LIFE Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life. ~ International Physical Literacy Association, May 2014
Competence Development of fundamental movement skills (e.g. run, wheel, jump, throw) in different environments (land, water, air, ice/snow).
Confidence Developed in welcoming and inclusive environments that allow everyone to participate at their own abilities in a way that challenges them.
Motivation Developed in program environments that are fun and exciting, that have a purpose to develop skills, and facilitate knowledge about activities to value the importance of being active.
At its essence, quality sport and physical activity is achieved when the right people do the right things at the right times, which leads to positive experiences for participants. There are a number of elements, designed with everyone in mind, including women and girls, indigenous populations, participants with exceptionalities, and newcomers to Canada, that can lead to quality sport experiences in any sport program. Good programs that are developmentally appropriate: • participant centered • progressive and challenging • well planned • designed for meaningful competition
Good people, who are caring and knowledgeable include: • coaches, officials, instructors and teachers • parents and caregivers • partners • leader
Good places, creating good feelings: • inclusive and welcoming • fun and fair • holistic • safe 8
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Look for this symbol throughout the program guide to identify programs that are enriched with physical literacy.