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Areas of Partners


Parents, Instructors & Administrators


Development Physical


To Do Get children


• Physically active through unstructured play for at least 60 minutes per day, indoors and outdoors


• Participating in ambidextrous sports (e.g. athletics, and gymnastics) to develop ABC’s • Learning to catch, throw, dribble and kick by playing Ultimate, soccer, hockey, tennis, volleyball, etc. • Developing speed, balance and coordination by biking, dancing, skiing, etc.


• Developing basic movement skills such as running, jumping, throwing, catching, twisting, gliding, swimming, and balancing


Introduce


• Strength training exercises using the child’s own body weight as well as medicine and Swiss ball exercises • Balance and jumping exercises


• Flexibility exercises as the accelerated adaptation period for flexibility for both genders occurs between the ages of six and 10 years. Special attention should be paid to suppleness during the growth spurt to accommodate for the rapid change in bone and muscle length.


Develop • Speed – The first window of accelerated adaptation to speed occurs at ages 6 to 8 for girls and 7 to 9 for boys • Power and endurance through games • Linear, lateral, and multi-directional speed with the duration of repetitions less than 5 seconds


Parents, Instructors & Administrators


Psychological


Introduce children to • Teamwork • Cooperation


• Basic decision-making


Have children participate in team sports that de-emphasize winning and emphasize development of skill and confidence.


ULTIMATE CANADA LTAD


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