To build the foundation for Physical Literacy, children need to be introduced to the FUNdamentals. These are fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills that children learn through FUN activities that maintain their interest and encourage their love of sport and activity.
Learning movement skills throughout the FUNdamental stage (female ages 6-8, males 6-9), is key to the overall development of physical literacy. The ABCs of Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed are the foundation blocks for developing fundamental movement skills.
Children should be exposed and participate in a variety of fun and challenging multi-sport environments throughout the year. This will assist them in developing interest and motivation in sport and activity. However, activities and programs need to maintain a focus on FUN to avoid the danger of burnout through premature specialization, and formal competition should only be minimally introduced.