What We’re All About
Health, happiness, and wellness. Learn to P.L.A.Y. is a one of a kind multi-sport program designed to help youth in grades 4-8 gain the skills, confidence, and motivation to be active for life! This one of a kind program is a first for Northumberland county. Carrie and Molly will use an evidence-based approach to monitor the development of various physical literacy skills over the course of 12 sessions.
What is Physical Literacy?
Physical Literacy can be best understood as a framework that takes a whole-child approach to physical activity and education. When a child's social, emotional, physical and spiritual self is taken into account, children and youth are more likely to enjoy their time spent being active and therefore lead a healthier, happier life.
When coaches use a physical literacy framework, we purposefully help youth build positive attitudes about one's ability to participate in sport and physical activities, alone, in a group, at school, at home or even in an organized sport!
Youth can not create a positive attitude towards physical activity unless they have the physical competence (or the ability) to participate in those activities. Learn to P.L.A.Y will help participants gain the skills necessary to participate in a wide range of activities in multiple different environments.
When children and youth are confident in their ability to participate in a sport or physical activity, they are often more intrinsically motivated to play more, sit less, and try new sports and physical activities! This is because they have fun and have the knowledge and understanding that participating in physical activity is important for maintaining physical and mental health!
As children and youth become more confident, competent, and motivated to be physically active, they will continue to try new activities, therefore meet new people, and gain a greater perspective for the world and community they live, learn and play in.
Research in the area of physical literacy tells us that when a person is physically literate they are more likely to be active for life! And who doesn't want that?
RBC Future Launch Community Challenge
The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is hosted by Community Foundations of Canada and the Campbellford Seymour Community Foundation. Learn to P.L.A.Y is made possible thanks to a $5,000.00 donation from RBC Foundation. It is part of RBC Future Launch, a commitment by RBC and the RBC Foundation to empower Canadian youth for the jobs of tomorrow.
Municipality of Trent Hills
The Municipality of Trent Hills is a small rural community of 12,900 people North East of Toronto and is made up of three smaller communities, Hastings, Campbellford, and Warkworth. Trent Hills is one of seven municipalities within the greater Northumberland County. The Learn to P.L.A.Y program will be hosted out of the Hastings Field House and will utilize the multi-use recreation facility featuring a 200m indoor track, sports court, and indoor sports field and is implemented by the Municipality of Trent Hills.
Northumberland Sports Council
The Northumberland Sports Council is a network of organizations working together to advocate and promote a healthy, active and physically literate Northumberland County by sharing knowledge, support, and resources.
Engage: Ensure partners and community members all across the County are engaged.
Physical Literacy: Promote the understanding and awareness of Physical Literacy for Life.
Network: Grow and strengthen the Northumberland Sports Council network across a variety of sectors.
Exchange of Knowledge: Facilitate and encourage the exchange of knowledge and expertise in the Northumberland community.
Covid -19 Update
Dates are subject to change based on Covid-19 restrictions.
However we encourage your to register now so your spot will be reserved for when the program starts. Payment for registration will be accepted in person on the first day of the program, regardless of the start date. This is a grant-based program and therefore it will happen when facility restrictions and social isolation protocols are lifted.
Learn to P.L.A.Y Schedule
97 Elgin St, Hastings, ON K0L 1Y0, Canada