FUNdamentals Programs in NS
Welcome to the FUNdamentals Program
This site is dedicated to the development of Physical Literacy in children with intellectual disabilities.
FUNdamentals is the second stage of the Long Term Athlete Development Program (LTAD), which falls under Sport Canada’s Canadian Sport for Life Initiative (CS4L). With the ultimate aim of promoting fitness, physical literacy, and well-being, the FUNdamentals component is driven by tenets of human growth and development of the 0 to 6 age group.
FUNdamentals is a stage where the participant learns physical literacy. The primary emphasis within this stage is to expand the movement skills to ensure the participant can perform a number of the skills identified as “FUNdamentals”. The more fundamental motor skills that the participant is able to do, the more activities and sports he or she will be able to play, with confidence. The program should be structured and fun!
The objective of this site is to furnish parents, SO regions, teachers, educational assistants and others involved in FUNdamentals the resources necessary to deliver this worthwhile program. Currently we are working to bring the FUNdamentals program to various communities across Nova Scotia.
For Information on our FUNdamentals program please contact:
Tom Fahie, Youth Development Coordinator
PH: (902) 429-2266 x 3
Fax: (902) 425-5606
5516 Spring Garden Road, Suite 201
Halifax NS B3J 1G6
Please choose from the following links:
Ordering FUNdamentals T-shirts (English & French)
FUNdamentals Promotion/Information sheet
FUNdamentals 3-Page Brochure for Parents
S'amuser Grace au Sport 3-Page Brochure pour Parents - Page 1
S'amuser Grace au Sport 3-Page Brochure pour Parents - Page 2
· Long Term Athlete Development Long Term Athlete Development Plan for Special Olympics
Canada's Food Guide
Additional FUNdamentals games (Credit: OPHEA)
Free Activity Guides from Flaghouse
Athletes with a Disability - CS4L Special Report
Coaching Athletes with a Disability
Physical literacy and the school
Physical Literacy explained in 3 Minutes
Fit in fitness for kids with special needs - article
CanChild - Research about Children - McMaster University
Long Term Athlete Development Plan for Special Olympics