Physical Literacy and Fundamental Movement Skills
Physical Literacy is the ability to move with competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities and multiple environments that benefit the healthy development of the whole person throughout life.
Fundamental Movement Skills
To develop physical literacy, there are certain fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills our children need to learn the right way, and at the right time during their development.
The development of fundamental movement 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 may experience difficulties or barriers when participating in sport, or later school-based programs that involve more difficult skills.
These are the building blocks of an active life. They contribute to your health and wellbeing. They can also assist in the development of well-rounded and high-performing athletes. Ideally, a child will learn these skills early on:
Promoting Physical Literacy
We are pleased to be a partner in PLAY Central, a new group aimed at promoting physical literacy in our community and central Alberta.
Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L)
CS4L is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. CS4L links sport, education, recreation and health and aligns community, provincial and national programming.
Canadian Sport for Life's Long-Term Athlete Development framework is a seven-stage training, competition and recovery pathway guiding an individual’s experience in sport and physical activity from infancy through all phases of adulthood. Canadian Sport for Life and Long-Term Athlete Development represent a paradigm shift in the way Canadians lead and deliver sport and physical activity in Canada.
Red Deer strives to provide sport opportunities that complement every stage of development.