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?
As ‘choice’ is such a crucial element at this age phase, you are in the best position to be offering a menu of alternative options. By being creative and tailoring the menu to activities outside the ‘norm’, your facilities could be the answer for this group of young people.
To make your offering really suit the needs of this group you can team up with your local schools in order to find out what the young people want. The School Sport Survey results can help you select the activities most in demand in your area.
The 5x60 programme in secondary schools/communities encourage engagement in a wide variety of alternative sports and physical activities. To link with this work and for further information, please see below.
Resources and useful links
Ideas in Action
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