Learning how to move is just as important as learning how to read and write.
Physical literacy is about developing the motivation, confidence and physical competencies needed to make physical activity an integral part of your lifestyle.
Introducing Children to Sport
Kids who have fun playing a sport are more likely to stay active and healthy for their entire lifetime. They also have a better chance of becoming a top athlete. But first, they must learn how to move properly, in preschool and elementary school, a concept that is known as “physical literacy. Contrary to popular belief, no one is a “natural born athlete.”
PLAY Lethbridge - Physical Literacy And You
PLAY Lethbridge is co-sponsored by the Be Fit for Life Lethbridge, Lethbridge Sport Council and City of Lethbridge Rec & Culture Department as we believe that to advance the state of sport in Lethbridge, including sport participation levels, partnerships should be created to increase the physical literacy of our youth in Lethbridge.
Further, we believe this is likely best accomplished by working together with organizations and institutions in which large numbers of youth can be found. These include sport organizations, elementary schools and day-camp programs such as those offered by It’s A Blast Out of School Program, Lethbridge YMCA and the Boys & Girls Clubs. PLAY Lethbridge provides an avenue for interested partners to work together to promote programs and services, which increases the physical literacy of Lethbridge children.
If your organization is interested in being involved please contact us.
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program
Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a national charitable program that helps financially disadvantaged kids participate in organized sport and recreation. We help cover registration, equipment and/or transportation costs.
Video: Physical Literacy
Created by the Canadian Sport for Life Alberta Community Recreation & Sport Work Group as part of a project funded by the Alberta Sport Recreation Parks and Wildlife Foundation to promote Physical Literacy and the Canadian Sport for Life Movement.
The Lethbridge Sport Council team brought a high level of professionalism, hospitality and an amazing attention to detail to the successful 2015 Skate Canada International bid. Their community connections and relationships with the City of Lethbridge, their ability to marshall people and partners and their understanding of how major sports events work and provide value to their community were among the key factors we appreciated as we awarded Lethbridge this prestigious international competition.