With support from the Government of Ontario through its Healthy Communities Fund, Windsor-Essex Sports Council (WESC) received funding to deliver the Learning to Play (LTP) project in collaboration with the Windsor- Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) and a diverse range of partners. These partners included: Canadian Sport for Life, the Faculty of Human Kinetics (Department of Kinesiology) and HK Society at The University of Windsor, the John McGivney Children’s Centre, KidSport Windsor, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario – Windsor, Go For Health, South West Area Recreation Guild and In Motion, the Multi-Cultural Council of Windsor and Essex County (or MCC) and Leadership Advancement for Women and Sport (LAWS).
FUNdamentals is one of primary stages toward developing physical literacy before puberty so children have the basic skills to be active for life. Physical literacy also provides the foundation for those who choose to pursue elite training in one sport or activity after age 12.
In the FUNdamentals stage, participants develop fundamental movement skills in structured and unstructured environments for play. The focus is on providing fun, inclusive, multisport, and developmentally appropriate sport and physical activity. These experiences will result in the participant developing a wide range of movement skill along with the confidence and desire to participate.
More info: sportforlife.ca/fundamentals