Learn Sports is a free online video resource geared toward teachers and coaches of elementary school-aged children. It features Olympians in a series of short videos demonstrating the component parts of a variety of sports and skills.
Why Learn Sports?
We know from current research if a child doesn’t learn a particular sport or skill by age 12, doing so from that point forward becomes dramatically less likely. Elementary school is therefore a critical period in the promotion of physical literacy with implications for the rest of a child’s life. With this tool, a teacher or coach with little knowledge of a given sport or skill could simply play the video in the classroom, gym or on the field, to guide the participants right into the activity.