Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fun League Coach Training - Come One, Come All!

In just a few short weeks the Stittsville Minor Softball Association (SMSA) will be hosting a training session for coaches, with a specific focus on kids from ages four until seven or eight.

So, what does this entail exactly?

Well, the entire session will run from Noon until 4 pm.
As well, Softball Ontario (SO) was gracious enough to send us a very nice care package to be handed out to our coaches, and used in their training.

You can see in the thumbnail below the entry that has my giggling like a little kid in a candy store when I opened the box up. I never expected so much awesome stuff! Thanks, SO!

Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) has set forth a series of stages that allow children, youth, and adults to develop skills at the proper developmental stages of growth.

The Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) program, or Long Term Player Development (LTPD) as coined by Softball Canada, is a fantastic tool to familiarize our new and old coaches alike.

There are 12 Fundamental Movement Skills, as set forth by Physical & Health Education Canada. They are split into three categories, locomotor skills, stability skills, and object manipulation. It is extremely important that children develop these skills, especially before entering puberty ( < 9 years old). Not developing these skills has been shown to create barriers later in adulthood in entering both sport and physical activity on the hold.

Finally, our guest, David Kittner, Youth Fitness Guy:

Dave is an amazing inspiration, and devoted lover of physical activity, health, and the joy of movement. It is a real pleasure to have him join us.
 Here is the full flyer for the training session. Only a few days left before registration closes, and spots are almost full.

Free training!

Free lunch!