What is Physical Literacy at this stage?
Ideally by this stage children have developed the basic skills and now have the opportunity to have a go at all types of activities. A multi-skills approach to delivery will allow children to apply their skills into any environment and become a multi-skilled individual.
What can I do to play my part?
As a key contributor at this stage, leisure facilities should be looking to provide a unique multi-skills environment by becoming a ‘Multi-skills Hub’. It is a multi-skills offer that will enable a child to practise all basic physical skills in a fun, non-threatening environment before choosing what sports they want to specialise in.
By becoming a Multi-skills Hub you could offer a more varied menu to attract every child rather than choosing a limited number of sports which may not appeal to all. By widening your offer, you will have the opportunity to create more links and support exit routes into sport specific clubs.
Multi-skills Hubs can be set up in a variety of ways. The deliverers could include coaches from the community, Young Ambassadors, leisure centre staff, parent volunteers. Training and resources are available to help support this development.
Could you support your community with this agenda? Are you supportive of a multi-skills approach for children in your area?
Resources and useful links
The Dragon Multi-skills and Sport resource supports the delivery of this phase and is the next step from Play to Learn.
The Dragon Multi-skills and Sport resource materials are available to purchase via our website shop.
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.