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Age 11-16


What is Physical Literacy at this stage?

It is vital to remain engaged in activities at this phase as other factors can conflict during adolescent years. Ideally teens will now have the option of pursuing a wide range of sports / activities. This is extremely important at this stage to help build social interaction skills.

What can I do to play my part?

Hopefully a teen has developed the skills from the earlier stages and is in a position to choose which activities they pursue, whether competitively or recreationally. It is important to ensure that your offer within your club is accessible and attractive to this age group.

The 5x60 programme in schools/communities encourages engagement in a wide variety of alternative sports and physical activities which adds further choice to the menu.

You could become involved in this work. For further information, please see below.

Resources and useful links

For further information about 5x60 or general sports opportunities in your community, please contact your Local Sports Development team or any of the National Governing Bodies of Sport.

Ideas in Action

We’re busy collecting examples of how others are making huge strides in this area to share with you – keep checking back for updates.

Also for Clubs, Coaches and Volunteers