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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Kawartha Lakes BGCKL DeNure Sports Outreach!

Kawartha Lakes Mums: Did you see this great new Kawartha Lakes Boys and Girls Club sports outreach program? I just found out about it through the Scott Young Public School Newsletter,so my appologies if this is old news to you.

Susan DeNure Sports Initiative Uses LTAD

Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes launched the DeNure Sports Initiative spring of 2012!   With the support of the DeNure Sports Fund the Boys & Girls Club will be offering Sprockids Mountain Biking, Steve Nash Basketball, and Canadian Ball Hockey Program in 9 communities across the City of Kawartha Lakes.   The programs will be launched in – Bobcaygeon, Coboconk, Dunsford, Fenelon Falls, Kirkfield, Lindsay, Manvers, Omemee and Woodville with 1620 participants over 3 age categories -  5-8yrs, 9-11yrs and 12-14yrs across all 9 communities.  All programs are designed to have no financial barrier to them.  Programs will be offered at low costs with financial assistance options available for all. Some of the Sprockkids Outreach programs are almost over,but you can still register your children for the Fall programs.

The Susan DeNure Sports programs will be designed using the Canadian Sport For Life – Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model to help children and youth develop their physical literacy skills & enjoy being active for life.  For more information about Physical Literacy or Long Term Athlete Development please visit www.canadiansportforlife.ca.

What is LTAD? 

Human development from birth to adulthood is a continuous process. To understand the process better, experts divide human development into distinct stages with specific characteristics; these are called stages of development. In Canadian sport, experts have identified seven stages of development, each with its own physical, mental, emotional, and cognitive characteristics. This is our Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model, and it’s the basis for the optimal training and competition kids need to enjoy sport the most and perform their best.

Why do we need the LTAD model?

Because participation in recreational sport and physical activity has been declining and physical education programs in schools are being marginalized.
Because the international performances of Canadian athletes have been declining in some sports.
Because other sports are having trouble identifying and developing the next generation of international athletes.
Because NOT matching skills and activities to a stage of development has serious negative consequences, and Canadians and the Canadian sport system have been suffering from them for some time.

Sprockids Mountain Biking: Spring/Summer 2012 

The Sprockids Mountain Biking program will teach bike safety, technical skills and biking techniques. Sprockids is an 8-week program that teaches mountain bike riding skills. The program is a multi-tiered approach, designed to provide participants with the opportunity to experience success no matter what their riding skill level. The art of riding is broken down into 55 skills and four program levels, taught in a graduated fashion, where each new skill builds on a previous skill. Through the sport of cycling, children develop a strong sense of self-esteem by discovering and building on the potential within themselves.  Working in partnership with Down to Earth (Lindsay Business) the Boys & Girls Club will transport all bikes needed for the program to each community site weekly to ensure that no barriers are created for children to participate.  In addition the club will be providing 10-15 bikes each year to children within the program that have shown a love and dedication to biking during the 8 week program.

Fenelon Falls Dates: June 10 - July 22, 2012
Manvers Dates: June 9 - July 21, 2012
Omemee Dates : June 9 - July 21, 2012
Woodville Dates: June 10 - July 22, 201


  1. What an awesome program . Thanks for the info Suzanne :)

  2. want info for 2013.

    1. Good question! We searched their website and could not find any dates for upcoming Srockids programs, so we sent @BGCKL your message on Twitter Watch for an answer to your question!


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