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Physical Literacy

Learning to Move and Moving to Learn

The International Physical Literacy Association defines it as:

“The motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.”
(Whitehead, 2016)

First coined in the 1930s, Physical Literacy became a buzz word in sport in the early 2000s when governments across the world started to see that in terms of their physical competence, children today were less developed than their counterparts of generations gone by.

In these pages you will find fun and valuable knowledge about what Physical Literacy is, but most importantly, how to bring it to life for children you coach.

Credit: Sergio Lara-Bercial