Shooting Hoops and Developing Physical Literacy Skills
BLAST Thorncliffe have been having fun with basketball! As part of their regular programming, kids get 50 minutes of activity every day. Once a week this time is used to specifically build physical literacy skills and this month they’ve been shooting hoops!
Our physical literacy specialist rotates around each BLAST site to ensure high-quality physical literacy skills teaching. Check out the basketball drills in the video above.
How Physical Literacy at BLAST works
At Moorelands BLAST, we help participants access the many benefits of building Physical Literacy skills in a low-pressure way.
Each month the BLAST program leader picks a different sport, like basketball. Then each week leaders teach the participants fundamental skills that are needed to play that game. Learning these physical literacy skills will result in participants becoming more confident playing the game in the future. At the end of the month, everyone will play the game or an adapted version of the game, which includes all of the fundamental skills previously learned.