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Learn to Train Stage 9-13 yrs old

Once a wide range of fundamental movement skills have been acquired, participants progress into the Learn to Train stage leading to understanding basic rules, tactics, and strategy in games and refinement of sport specific skills. There are opportunities to participate in multiple sports with competitions focused on skill development and retention.  Games and activities are inclusive, fun, and skill based. At the end of the Learn to Train stage, participants grow (or progress) towards sport excellence in the Train to Train stage or being Active for Life.

  • Develop foundational sport skills in a range of sports, physical activities, positions, and environments.
  • Develop strength, endurance, and flexibility through games and fun activities.
  • Use physical literacy movement preparation as part of warm-ups to support overall development of physical literacy.
  • Balance training (70% of the time) with competition (30% of the time) and avoid specialisation in late specialisation sports like Volleyball.
  • Provide opportunities for every child to learn and play. Children are less likely to be included in peer activities if they do not have the same skill level and will have fewer opportunities for practice in the future.
  • Continue to encourage unstructured free play.
  • Ensure sport and physical activity remains FUN.
  • Players should be engaged in a minimum of 14 hours activity across multi sports