Sport

Swan Training is a strong supporter of physical activity and sport, both for healthy life-long enjoyment and sporting success. Physical literacy is a key component of Canada's Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) program.

SPORT

Swan Training provides the skills necessary for success. Sport is a vehicle for character development, physical literacy, and academic excellence. Each program is staffed with specialized, sport-specific coaches and instructors from both local, national, and international experience. Our programs highlight the physical and mental skills these individuals incorporated throughout their life that developed into healthy habits for lifelong success. The physical activity programming includes developing physical literacy through fundamental movements, developing sport sport specific skills through static, dynamic, and game-like drills and activities.

PHYSICAL LITERACY

Physical Literacy is the learning and development of fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills. These skills help a child or athlete move confidently and with control, in a wide range of physical activity, rhythmic, and sport situations. Physical literacy also includes proprioceptive skills that allow individuals to "read" what is going on around them in an activity setting and react appropriately.

Physical literacy is the cornerstone of both participation and excellence in physical activity and sport. Individuals who are physically literate are more likely to be active for life. Physically literate individuals consistently develop the motivation and ability to understand, communicate, apply, and analyze different forms of movement. They are able to demonstrate a wide variety of movements competently, confidently, creatively, and strategically across a range of physical activities.

Fundamental Movement Skills

The basic movement skills can be developed through drills, fun activities, and short games as they are critical to provide opportunities for children to explore their movement potential in a safe environment.

Body Control

  • Balance
  • Agility
  • Coordination
  • Speed
  • Rhythm

Locomotion

  • Running
  • Jumping
  • Swimming
  • Wheeling
  • Spinning

Object Control

  • Sending (Throwing)
  • Receiving (Catching)
  • Dribbling
  • Striking
  • Kicking
  • and more

Issues with Specializing Early in a Single Sport

  • One-dimensional, sport specific preparation
  • lack of ABCs, poors movement and fundamental skills
  • Overuse injuries
  • Burnout
  • Early retirement from training and competition

Sports can be classified as either early or late specialization. Well-known early specialization sports include artistic and acrobatic sports such as gymnastics, diving, and figure skating. These differ from late specialization sports in that very complex skills are learned before maturation since they cannot be fully mastered if taught after maturation.

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