Children need to take ownership of their own learning for it to have any true meaning and long-lasting impacts. The general consensus of experts is that parents should be supportive and not drill-sergeants when it comes to their child’s experience in sports. The same goes for movement development at home, at any age. Provide access and opportunities, not drills and directions. Support your child to develop their confidence when they are motivated and encourage good health and lifestyle choices.
The Champions for Life program provides materials for children to bring home for the following purposes:
- Encourage the family to explore the skills and do some physical activity together.
- Show the parents what they are doing in the program.
- Have more opportunities to practice and develop the skills beyond their time in the program.
Through fun games and activities, the children develop fundamental movement skills such as jumping, running, throwing and catching. This is part of developing physical literacy, the competence, confidence, and motivation to move and be physically active for all the health benefits it brings today and for tomorrow.
Thanks to our generous partners and donors, we offer a fully funded program to a certain number of low socioeconomic schools where the children are most in need of opportunities to learn and participate in physical activities. We also provide the curriculum and support for any school that has the resources to deliver the program at cost.
Please feel free to download the Champions for Life 2018-19 Presentation for more information on our organization.
Please consider making a donation to the Champions for Life Foundation to help support our mission: to offer fully funded programs in low socioeconomic schools where the children are most in need of opportunities to learn and participate in physical activities.