The UGOT Active Kids Little Good Sport program is designed next to our School Aged Good Sport program which offers kids an opportunity to be involved in sports activities following/during school hours. The program was inspired by the Teaching Games for Understanding model of teaching to ensure maximum enjoyment for the children involved. By utilizing aspects of the TGfU model throughout this program, we will teach children vital life skills such as teamwork, communication, and decision-making; as well as specific skills and tactics about a wide variety of sports such as defense, offense, moving into open space, etc.
The goal throughout the lessons in this program is to teach the children about sports and sports skills in a non-traditional format. The model of this program layout provides a fun, inclusive, and diverse process to teach kids the same skills that is designed in a way where many primary sports are being taught, without being taught. For our Little Good Sport Program, our biggest goal is to just always keep them moving and busy to develop an early love and appreciation for physical activity. By the end of their lessons, we want to have children understand a variety of different sports, tactics, rules, and life skills that will encourage them to live an active, healthy lifestyle being involved in physical activity outside of the physical education classroom.