This program covers the more demanding ball skills, as it is essential that the necessary base be laid for the six popular sports that will be covered in the child's school environment.
- Development of skills related to the sports played at school.
- Introduction to basic teamwork.
- Development of skills needed in a game situation.
- Introduction to partner work.
The Preps are starting to bring all the individual sports skills together. Amongst other skills, they find it increasingly easy to confidently bounce a ball up to a hoop and shoot a basket; or dribble a hockey ball and pass to a friend. They are learning to work together with friends to achieve a common goal and are starting to take on small leadership roles. Playing small sided sports games is very exciting and they are learning how to win and lose graciously."
In essence, this stage deals with the refinement of skills. The quality of each movement is more important. The programme includes a wide range of specialised sports skills, formalised sports drills and a large amount of partner‐work which lays the foundation for competent sports participation. It is here that we encourage “getting it right” which develops persistence and does away with the fear of “can’t catch, therefore can’t play”.