A physical literacy program, Active Start is for children ages 2 to 6 is built on the rationale that when children receive early instruction in basic motor skills and developmentally appropriate play there is an excellent opportunity for improvement in their physical, social and cognitive abilities.
The program spans 12 weeks with specific objectives for each, including basic movement concepts, static balance, running, stopping/starting, jumping, throwing/rolling a ball, catching/trapping a ball, kicking a ball, and striking a ball. The last few weeks introduce more advanced skills that require the young athletes to combine the skills introduced in the earlier weeks, while providing opportunities to practice and apply skills through cooperation and teamwork.
Building on skills that were introduced through the Active Start program, the FUNdamentals program is for children aged 7 to 12 years. This program is for athletes who are looking to develop more sport-specific related skills that will contribute to future sport participation. The sports, and specific sport related skills, that are introduced include Athletics (running, jumping, throwing), Soccer (kicking, running), Basketball (catching) and Softball (striking), and more.