I CAN PLAY SPORTS is a sport introduction program for young children.
Based on the Canadian Sport for Life LTAD model, ICANPLAY provides non-competitive opportunities for young children to learn the fundamental movement skills for a variety of sports.
ICANPLAY offers multi-sport programs for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 7 years old.
We place the emphasis on development and encouragement, celebrating every little success that our participants have!
Our programs are designed around a multi-sport approach. This means that we teach 2 new sports each season through all of our classes. We do this in adherence with the Sport Canada belief that young children should not specialize in only one sport. We do our best to teach traditional sports and introduce some less common sports as well.
Each ICANPLAY class is divided into 5 stations. The purpose of each of these 5 stations is to develop well-rounded young children who understand the many aspects of sport. The 5 stations are as follows:
- Sport Skill (i.e. soccer dribbling)
- Team Building (i.e. team walkers)
- Sport Skill (i.e. goalkeeping)
- Fundamental Movement Skills (i.e. balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, etc.)
- Mini-game (to put our sport skills into context.
Sport Canada view these 5 steps as an integral piece to overall childhood development and to long-term athlete development. Based on Fundamental Movement Skill development and the Active Start/Fundamental stages of the Canadian Sport for Life LTAD model, we teach the necessary groundwork for all children to be successful in a variety of sports.
Our inclusive model, enables EVERY child, regardless of ability to receive as much skill-based learning and coaching every week. We put the skills into context with mini-games and co-operative sport play experiences.
NEW THIS YEAR! I CAN PLAY TWO! (2 year olds)
Similar to our ICANPLAY program, each class is designed to teach the fundamental skills to sports. This class runs for 6 weeks in the fall, winter and spring seasons and includes the following sports: basketball, soccer and hockey. We focus on skill development, fundamental movement skills, dancing, singing and having FUN!
- Floor hockey
Health Canada (2012) recommends that all Canadian children engage in 60-90 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day.
“While competitive sport is far too complex for very young children, age-appropriate games and physical activity help young children acquire mobility, coordination, knowledge about the world and themselves, self-confidence and initial social skills.” – True Sport
“From 0-6 years, boys and girls need to be engaged in daily active play. Through play and movement, they develop the fundamental movement skills that will provide the foundation for learning fundamental sports skills at older ages.” Canadian Sport for Life
We are located throughout Regina and White City!