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?
Physical activity is crucial at this age, helping to develop important life skills and healthy habits. Encouraging your child to stay active can be a key factor in keeping them on track.
Having choice is important to teenagers, allowing them to make their own decisions as to what sports they wish to pursue. You can support this by encouraging them to try new activities and by playing taxi driver to and from venues.
The 5x60 programme in schools/community is one option which offers a wide variety of alternative sports and physical activities.
Resources and useful links
For further information about 5x60 or general sports opportunities in your community, please contact your Local Sports Development team.
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