Red Shirt Curriculum (Ages -6-11)
Participants will achieve the following:
• Learn physical skills. Young athletes learn both fundamental motor skills (e.g., running, jumping and hopping) and sport-specific movements and skills that promote enjoyment during an active lifestyle.).
• Have an Appreciation of fitness. Two of the motives for participation identified by children is “to get exercise” and “stay in shape”(Operation P.L.A.Y. survey-2012) participating in TYGTAL offers this benefit.
• Have a Sense of belonging. Another strong motive of participation is social interaction. TYGTAL’s Red Shirt curriculum will provide peer interaction in a healthy competitive environment.
• Acquiring Motor Patterns and Skills for life. Acquiring Motor Patterns and Skills for life. Learning the fundamental motor skills through athletic based drills (e. proprioception, coordination) can aid in skill
development, but can also be transferred to other sports and leisure activities, promoting increased participation and involvement.
Our Red Shirt program is conducted in 60 minute sessions and designed to introduce and create foundations of overall athleticism in a fun, positive, and high-success environment.
Our Youth curriculum places a high priority on running technique, athletic coordination, balance and relative strength and the introduction of essential motor movement patterns. These are vital in establishing a child’s athletic foundation for improved performance, injury prevention, and long-term enjoyment of sports participation.