KidsMove sessions combine purposeful play with a variety of games and challenges that will stimulate participants physically, cognitively and creatively. And, above all, it will be fun!
In the “golden age” of developing physical literacy (ages 9 – 12 yrs), a child’s cognitive capacity to understand the science behind how they move and feel meets the psychological readiness to be accountable, track progress and strive to optimize performance and well-being.
This is a key age to develop correct movement patterns and skills, including ABC’s – agility, balance, coordination, and speed that will contribute to success in sport with a reduced chance of injury and a lifetime of enjoyment in active living.
KidsMove is powered by REACH – a collaboration between Fortius Sport & Health, the Steve Nash Foundation, Pro Motion Research Institute, and the IAD Group – four internationally renowned health and science practitioners, the experts behind multi-sport Olympic teams, soccer stars, hockey legends and two time NBA MVP Steve Nash. KidsMove is the first in a series of athlete development opportunities that will be launched under the REACH brand.
Through a pioneering partnership with the Burnaby School District, KidsMove is now delivered as part of the Burnaby school curriculum, bringing students and their teachers to Fortius for a 10-week program that is changing the Physical Education paradigm. For the 2018/19 school year, the program has expanded to nine schools across Burnaby, reaching 500 students and training around 20 teachers and education assistants to support high quality physical education in schools. Read the full press release to learn more.