The True Sport Experience

The True Sport Experience – Volume 1: FUNdamentals is a resource for educators of children aged 6 to 9 consisting of a series of physical activities that facilitate learning the True Sport Principles. Whether you are a teacher, coach or recreational leader, The True Sport Experience offers a balanced and intentional approach to physical activity by focusing on the development of both ethical and physical literacy. The activities can be applied in and out of the classroom, as well as in the community and align with current Canadian physical education curriculum. Children aged 6 to 9 are in the FUNdamentals Stage of the Long-Term Development framework.


The True Sport Experience – Volume 1: FUNdamentals


The resource provides:

  • An understanding of the True Sport Principles and how to teach them through quality physical activity experiences;
  • A summary of physical literacy, ethical literacy and Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity with explicit connections made to each within the activities and;
  • A series of physical activities that facilitate learning of the True Sport Principles while supporting children’s physical and ethical literacy development within the FUNdamentals Stage of Long-Term Development.

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Physical & Health Education Canada Endorsement

The True Sport Experience is endorsed by Physical & Health Education Canada (PHE Canada). The PHE Canada endorsement process included consultation with an advisory team of experienced educators and sector experts from across Canada who have recognized the resource for its support of quality physical and health education programming and the promotion of healthy learning environments for students. Specifically, the resource was assessed on quality of content, accuracy and readability, pedagogy, application, relevance, inclusivity, design and illustrations, overall value to educators, and contribution to the health and well-being of students across Canada. PHE Canada recognizes that this exceptional resource “will support educators in planning and delivering meaningful learning experiences and provide opportunities for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to lead resilient, active, and healthy lives.”

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True Sport LTD Framework


This printable version of the True Sport LTD Framework provides age- and stage-appropriate suggestions to help activate the seven True Sport Principles.