Community, Sport, and Physical Literacy Programs

An overarching philosophy that guides our programming is an emphasis on positive sport experiences, physical literacy development,  and encouragement for life-long participation in physical activity.

Under the guidance and leadership of the UBC School of Kinesiology, Active Kids collaborates with various local communities to create custom physical activity programming. Working together with our partners, programs are designed to provide developmentally appropriate sport and physical literacy based experiences to participants of all ages and levels of ability while also meeting the unique needs and objectives of our partners and their communities.

All programs are led by UBC Kinesiology student instructors and volunteers. Where appropriate, and in addition to our standard Instructor training workshops, Active Kids works with our communities to create custom training opportunities in order for our Instructors to learn about the community and it’s participants. This allows Kinesiology students to engage, connect, teach, and learn from our partners through sport and physical activity. These experiential learning opportunities bring value to all involved and is a priority objective for all of our community programs.

2019 FALL Program Registration:

  • Fall Registration will open Monday July 22, 2019 (7:00am Online & 9:00am In person / Over the phone)
  • View the 2019 Fall Program Brochure for complete schedules and  pricing

Program Descriptions

Soccer 3-5 YRS
Mondays, 4pm – 4:45pm

A program created specifically for UNA members (but open to the public) and under the direction of Active Kids and the UBC School of Kinesiology, this recreational indoor soccer program focuses on principles of the Active Start stage of the Long Term Athlete Development model. Instructors trained by Active Kids will help children to develop agility, balance, and coordination as well as build fundamental movement skills and soccer specific skills through fun and developmentally appropriate soccer activities and games. No experience necessary.

Group size: Six children to each coach

Location: Wesbrook Community Center

Registration: For a complete program schedule, prices, and to register, please contact or visit the Wesbrook Community Center, or call 604-827-5158

 

Soccer 6-9 YRS
Mondays, 5pm – 5:45pm

kids playing soccer outside

A program created for UNA members (but open to the public) and under the direction of the Active Kids and the UBC School of Kinesiology, this recreational indoor soccer program focuses on principles of the FUNdamentals and Learn to Train stages of the Long Term Athlete Development model. Instructors trained by Active Kids will help children to develop fundamental movement skills and soccer specific skills through fun and developmentally appropriate soccer activities, skill builders, and games. No experience necessary.

Group size: Eight children to each coach

Location: Wesbrook Community Center

Registration: For a complete program schedule, prices, and to register, please contact or visit the Wesbrook Community Center, or call 604-827-5158

Basketball (8-12 YRS)

Tuesdays, 4pm – 5:30pm

Thursdays, 4pm – 5:30pm

Saturdays, 12pm – 1:30pm

A program created for UNA members (but open to the public) and under the direction of the Active Kids and the UBC School of Kinesiology, this recreational basketball program focuses on physical literacy development as well as basketball specific skill development and game play. Through a variety of fun games and drills, Active Kids trained Instructors will help reinforce fundamental movement skills and develop skill sets in areas such as dribbling, passing, shooting rebounding, as well as team play and strategy. All skill and experience levels are welcome.

Group size: Eight children to each coach

Location:
Wesbrook Community Center

Registration: For a complete program schedule, prices, and to register, please contact or visit the Wesbrook Community Center, or call 604-827-5158

Basketball (12-16 YRS)
Thursdays, 4pm - 5:30pm

A program created for UNA members (but open to the public) and under the direction of the Active Kids and the UBC School of Kinesiology, this recreational basketball program focuses on physical literacy development as well as basketball specific skill development and game play. Through a variety of fun games and drills, Active Kids trained Instructors will help reinforce fundamental movement skills and develop skill sets in areas such as dribbling, passing, shooting rebounding, as well as team play and strategy. All skill and experience levels are welcome.

Group size: Ten children to each coach

Location: Wesbrook Community Center

Registration: For a complete program schedule, prices, and to register, please contact or visit the Wesbrook Community Center, or call 604-827-5158

Multi-Sport & Playtime (1.5-3 YRS)

Mondays, 9:30am – 10:15am

A program created for UNA members (but also open to the public) and under the direction of the UBC Active Kids and the School of Kinesiology, this fun, interactive, and high energy class will introduce your child to agility, balance, coordination and basic fundamental movement skills including running, jumping, kicking, throwing, and catching through a variety of sports and games with an emphasis on developing physical literacy. Kinesiology student Instructors and volunteers trained by Active Kids will guide children in a fun warm up, developmentally appropriate sport games and skill builders, and end each class with free play. A parent or guardian is required to participate (only one parent/guardian can be accommodated).

Please note: all participants require a waiver signed by their legal parent or guardian.

Group size: Eight children to each coach

Location: Wesbrook Community Center

Registration: For a complete program schedule, prices, and to register, please contact or visit the Wesbrook Community Center, or call 604-827-5158

Mini-Sport and Physical Literacy (3-5 YRS)

Mondays, 10:15am – 11am

A program created for UNA members (but also open to the public) and under the direction of the UBC Active Kids and the School of Kinesiology, this fun, interactive, and high energy class will create a safe space for your child to independently practice fundamental movement skills (such as running, jumping, kicking, throwing) as well as practice sport specific skills and games (such as basketball, soccer, hockey, tennis, volleyball) through fun games. Kinesiology student Instructors and volunteers will guide children through all activities with a focus on physical literacy development including motivation and confidence building. This is a great class to move into after Multi-Sport and Playtime, or for your first experience to sport and physical activity, all are welcome!

Please note: all participants require a waiver signed by their legal parent or guardian.

Group size: Six children to each coach

Location: Wesbrook Community Center

Registration: For a complete program schedule, prices, and to register, please contact or visit the Wesbrook Community Center, or call 604-827-5158.

Mondays, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

In collaboration with the Musqueam Band community, this program is  specifically designed for the children and families who are Musqueam Band members. Taking place at the Musqueam Community Center, the program session begins and ends with a cultural greeting from a local member. Food is served for children and family members who are invited to gather and share before the start of every class. The program offers a variety of exciting games and skill builders across various sports with an emphasis on fun and physical literacy development. Each term ends with a fun draw and prizes for all those that attended. Please contact the Musqueam Community Health Nurse for more information or to register.

Mondays, 12:30pm - 1:50pm

Designed specifically for the home learners community! This program offers a variety of exciting games and skill builders across various sports with an emphasis on fun and physical literacy development. Registration and participation take place at the Osborne Centre.

For more information or to register please call the us at 604-822-0207 or email kin.outreach@ubc.ca

Tuesdays, 2pm-3pm

In collaboration with Eaton Arrowsmith and Magnussen School, this program is specifically designed to offer students who attend the school a "Sport Club" option which they can choose to attend. The program takes place at the Osborne Center, has two age groups, and offers a variety of exciting games and skill builders across various sports with an emphasis on fun, inclusion, and physical literacy development. The program is led by Kinesiology student instructors and volunteers who first participate in a training session which focuses on developmental activity creation, modifying activities to provide an optimal challenge, relationship building, and effective communication.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 4pm-6pm

The UTown@UBC Kids Fit Program is only offered during the Spring term. It is a 6-week fun and interactive after-school program for kids aged 7-12 years old who live in UTown@UBC to engage in physical activity in a fun and social setting! The program offers kids meaningful, inclusive and age appropriate physical activities on campus. One of our most popular programs, Kids Fit is an initiative offered jointly by UBC Campus + Community Planning, Student Housing and Hospitality Services (SHHS), the University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA) and the UBC School of Kinesiology

Please note: all participants require a waiver signed by their legal parent or guardian.

Group size: 50 spots are offered, approx. 1 coach for every 6-8 kids

Location: Pick-up / drop-off is at Acadia Park, activity locations vary each day

Registration: For a complete program schedule, prices, and to register, please click here

To Contact

604-822-0207

kin.outreach@ubc.ca

Osborne Centre, 6108 Thunderbird Blvd.
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Monday – Friday
8:45am to 4:15pm