Hoops & Spikes is a 6 week, collaborative program between the Ontario Basketball Association (OBA) and the Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) with the goal of developing physical literacy in children ages 6 to 9 (FUNdamental stage) by increasing physical activity participation opportunities. According to the Canadian Sport For Life (CS4L) principles, children in the FUNdamentals stages learn a variety of fundamental movement skills through game play in a fun, supportive and challenging environment.
Hoops & Spikes will teach children the fundamental skills needed for basketball and volleyball, including the ABC's of athletics - Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed. Children will complete and progress through levels, earning badges for each achievements. The program will conclude with a culminating event, allowing children to showcase their skills in a fun and festive environment.
In addition, the program will train program leaders in the NCCP FMS course (Fundamental Motor Skills) and the Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth (PLAY) tool. This training will provide leaders with the skills to properly teach and assess participants across the province.