In the FUNdamentals stage, participants develop fundamental movement skills in structured and unstructured environments for play. The focus is on providing fun, inclusive, multisport, and developmentally appropriate sport and physical activity. These experiences will result in the participant developing a wide range of movement skill along with the confidence and desire to participate.
- Target 180 minutes of activity per day, with 60 of those minutes spend in vigorous physical activity.
- Activities should include significant time for repetition, require minimal correction allowing children to safely test their own limits, and improve their abilities through experience. Activities should be helping children build confidence and competence as they engage in physical activity.
- Emphasize the overall development of the child’s physical capacities, fundamental movement skills, and the ABCs of athleticism: agility, balance, coordination and speed.
- Develop skills by exposing participants to a variety of environments - indoors and outdoors, on land, ice and snow, in the air, and in or on water.
- A mixture of structured and unstructured play, with some instruction.
- Canadian Sport for Life - Long-Term Athlete Development 2.1
- LTAD: Information for Parents
- Developing Physical Literacy: A guide for parents of children ages 0 to 12
- A Sport Parent's Guide to Long Term Athlete Development
- Actively Engaging Women and Girls
- Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway 1.1