PISE Teaches the ABCs

Name: Andrea Carey, Program Director
I'm part of: Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) in Victoria, BC.  
#1 Health Goal 
I want to make sure that every child in my community has the opportunity to learn what physical literacy means and how easy and fun it is to be Active For Life!

Biggest Challenge
As a country, we see all ages and abilities engaging in more screen time and missing opportunities to stay active for life. At PISE, we see 50-year-olds who come in without balance or coordination and kids who don't have the confidence to engage in the sports that interest them. If we can teach physical literacy to young children, starting as young as three, we give them a bigger chance of becoming active for life.

Biggest Accomplishment
Launching the ABC's of Physical Literacy, our fundamental movement and multi-sport program for children ages 3 to 10 years.

We expose kids to a variety of sports - like cricket, rugby and lacrosse. Through these programs we've seen countless children really engage in a sport and make it part of their life just because they've been exposed to something they wouldn't traditionally have had the opportunity to try.
PISE wants to help Canadians Live Right Now by  
We'd like to offer our lesson plans and course outlines for the ABC's of Physical Literacy to schools and recreation centres across Canada. We've had great success with these programs and by sharing them nation-wide we can all work together to find a solution to the inactivity crisis.
Personal Tip for Canadians
All you have to do is connect with a school or recreation centre in your community and ask them what multi-sport programs are available. Physical literacy really just starts with having fun!

If you would like more information on PISE's program outlines, contact Andrea Carey, program director, at 250-220-2511, or by visiting www.piseworld.com.

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