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Stages 1-3 Physical Literacy

  • The first three stages of the Wheelchair Basketball LTAD focus on delivering the kinds of experiences in activity and sport that will develop physical literacy in all participants. In accordance with the definition put forward by Canadian Sport for Life, physical literacy represents the mastering of fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills that permit a child to read their environment and make appropriate decisions, allowing them to move confidently and with control in a wide range of physical activity situations.

    LTAD Stages1-3Stage 1 – ACTIVE START
    Ages: Early Entry: 0-6 years
    Late Entry: 0+ years

    Stage 2 – FUNDAMENTALS
    Ages: Early Entry: females 6-8 years, males 6-9 years
    Late Entry: +0-2 years

    Stage 3 – LEARN TO TRAIN
    Ages: Early Entry: females 8-11 years, males 9-12 years
    Late Entry: +1-2 years

    Physical Literacy is the cornerstone of both participation and excellence in physical activity and sport. Individuals who are physically literate will develop the skills and confidence to participate in a wide range of physical activity and sports throughout their lifetime. Through physical literacy, our children can hope to experience greater health and quality of life through their lifespan, while also acquiring the foundation skills to pursue competitive sport if they so choose.

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    [WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT MODEL - VOL. 1] (.pdf)