Learn the fundamentals at a physical literacy workshop

Workshop will focus on fundamental movement skills, such as running, throwing, jumping

When we hear the words “physical literacy,” often times we don’t know what these words mean.

How complicated is it to play, throw a ball or run?

Well, the reality is that many of our children do not know these basic skills. Without being taught the basic fundamentals of movement there can be a long-lasting effect. The rates of childhood obesity and inactivity are clearly on the rise. Research shows that without the development of physical literacy, many children and youth withdraw from physical activity and sport and turn to more inactive and/or unhealthy choices during their leisure time. The development of fundamental movement skills and motor skills is critical to establishing the foundation for participation in many sports and physical activities.  A child who has not had the opportunity to develop these basic motor skills experiences difficulties or barriers when participating in sport experiences or later school-based programs that involve more difficult skills. (Physical & Health Education Canada)

Individuals who are physically literate move with competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities in multiple environments that benefit the healthy development of the whole person.

These skills enable individuals to make healthy, active choices that are both beneficial to and respectful of their whole self, others, and their environment.

On Sunday Oct. 30, Active Comox Valley in partnership with Pacific Sport, will be offering a free physical literacy workshop for individuals who work with or have children.

This workshop will focus on fundamental movement skills (FMS). Throwing, catching, jumping, striking, running, kicking, agility, balance and coordination form the basis for future sport skill development and for the life-long enjoyment of physical activity, as well as game ideas and instruction. Learn how to observe and improve the fundamental movement skills.

Pre-registration is required: call 250-338-5371.

 

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