Developed at Sport Canterbury, SportStart is a resource and professional development package that inspires, empowers and supports schools and clubs to create or improve their physical programmes for young people.
How does SportStart work?
SportStart supports schools, teachers, and coaches by providing learning activities and in depth, on-going support through workshops and modelling sessions.
The SportStart package is based on two key philosophies:
- Long Term Athlete Development
- Physical Literacy
Physical literacy, facilitated through SportStart is the development of fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills alongside critical thinking and communication. Successful and rewarding participation in sport and physical activity, whether for enjoyment or competition relies on the development of all three skill areas. This foundation is essential for the long term development of healthy, confident and competent young people. Our professional development programme assists teachers to think about how they will develop their young people from when they enter primary school to when they leave.
Check out Sport Canterbury’s SportStart Resources Toolkit!
What makes SportStart so popular?
- Warm Ups
- Invasion Games
- Net and Wall Games
- Striking and Fielding Games
- Target Games
The illustrated activity cards are easy to use and designed to enable the teacher/coach to deliver high quality programmes for their students/players.