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.

Please see our main page for full details related to:

  • COVID-19 Updates
  • 2022 Spring Registration Information (Spring Brochure)
  • NEW Registration System Account Creation

 

Program Descriptions

Group Bookings (6 - 32 participants)

Group bookings are designed for tour groups, school groups, custom community groups, and camp groups of 7 or more who are looking for fun and exciting experiences in various sports. We offer a variety of program types to accommodate your groups interests, levels of ability, and needs.

Active Kids trained coaches start with safety and warm-ups, fun games, and move into teaching your custom designed lesson plan designed after your program goals. Please note that brand new programs that require additional preparation for lesson plans will inquire additional costs.

Group Bookings for kids 2-5 YRS:

Title Age of Participants Number of Participants Price per Hour
Group Booking 2 - 5 years 7 - 12 children $150 plus taxes
Group Booking 2 - 5 years 13 - 18 children $195 plus taxes
Group Booking 2 - 5 years 19 - 24 children $250 plus taxes
Group Booking 2 - 5 years 24 - 32 children $295 plus taxes


Group Bookings for kids 6+ YRS:

Title Age of Participants Number of Participants Price per Hour
Group Booking 6 + years 9 - 16 children $195 plus taxes
Group Booking 6 + years 17 - 24 children $225 plus taxes
Group Booking 6 + years 24 - 32 children $255 plus taxes

 

Email us to learn how we can work with you to create custom programming for your community, team, group, camp, etc. active.kids@ubc.ca

Kids Fit (7-12 YRS)

Community sports and physical literacy program for kids living in Acadia Park, Musqueam, and UNA

Overview:

Join coaches from UBC’s School of Kinesiology for an afternoon program that combines fitness and fun! This program is for children ages 7-12 years old living in Acadia Park, Musqueam, and the UNA, and is now open to the public on a limited basis.

Kids Fit is an annual physical activity initiative jointly offered by Active Kids and UTown@UBC. For over a decade, Kids Fit has been dedicated to making fun, inclusive, purposeful physical activities accessible to families on campus. Each interactive session features sports and games in a group setting, led by senior-level student coaches in UBC's School of Kinesiology. Participants will have the chance to build on physical literacy skills while enjoying activities in various world-class recreational facilities on UBC campus.

This year’s Kid Fit program will be delivered entirely in person.

Who can register?

Kids Fit is offered to children who:

  • live in either Acadia Park, Musqueam, UNA neighbourhoods (but is now open to the public)
  • are 7-12 years old

When?

  • May 25 - June 22, 2022
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 sessions
  • 4pm-6pm

Where?

  • All sessions are in person and will start and end at Acadia Park Commonsblock (2707 Tennis Crescent, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 2C1)
  • Schedule:
    • May 25 - Acadia Field
    • May 30 - UBC Tennis Centre
    • June 1 - Lord Field
    • June 6 - Wesbrook Beach Volleyball Courts
    • June 8 - Osborne Gymnastics Gym / Jim Taylor Park
    • June 13 - Amazing Race (Various locations around campus)
    • June 15 - Osborne Gymnastics Gym / Thunderbird Crescent
    •  June 20 - Wesbrook Water park
    • June 22 - Acadia Field

Registration:

  • Cost: $40 for Acadia Park, Musqueam, and UNA members; $50 for public registrants. This includes a special edition Kids Fit t-shirt!
  • Registration closes May 18, 2022. Spaces are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • If you are a member of Acadia Park or the UNA, please email kids.fit@ubc.ca to register.
  • If you are a member of the public, please click the link below.

Click here to register

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.

Location: Wesbrook Community Centre

Registration: For a complete program schedule, prices, and to register, please contact or visit the Wesbrook Community Centre, 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.

Location: Wesbrook Community Centre

Registration: For a complete program schedule, prices, and to register, please contact or visit the Wesbrook Community Centre, 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.

Location: Wesbrook Community Centre

Registration: For a complete program schedule, prices, and to register, please contact or visit the Wesbrook Community Centre, 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.

Location: Wesbrook Community Centre

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

Homeschool Showcase (5-12 YRS)

In celebration of the Homeschool Program returning in the Winter, we will be offering a free event for the homeschool community to celebrate and experience the Winter multisport and gymnastics program!

  • When: Monday Dec 13th 12:30-2:00PM
  • Where: Osborne Centre
  • Cost: Free!
  • Register: Click here
  • Registration opens Monday Dec 6th

Multi-Sport and Physical Literacy (5-8 YRS)

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.

Location: Osborne Centre, Gym A

To Register:

  1. Visit our Parent FAQ page and read our COVID 19 Safety plan. It contains critical information you will need to know and be comfortable with prior to registration
  2. View and and search for all program details in our New Online Calendar OR view the full schedule and pricing on our Winter 2022 Brochure
  3. Click here to access our New Online Registration System and create / login to your account

Multi-Sport and Physical Literacy (9-12 YRS)

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.

Location: Osborne Centre, Gym A

To Register:

  1. Visit our Parent FAQ page and read our COVID 19 Safety plan. It contains critical information you will need to know and be comfortable with prior to registration
  2. View and and search for all program details in our New Online Calendar OR view the full schedule and pricing on our Winter 2022 Brochure
  3. Click here to access our New Online Registration System and create / login to your account

Multi-Sport & Playtime (1.5-3 YRS)

Wednesdays, 10:45am – 11:30am

Fridays, 9:30am – 10:15am

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.

Location: Dunbar Community Centre

Registration: For a complete program schedule, prices, and to register, please contact or visit the Dunbar Community Centre, or call (604) 222-6060

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

Wednesdays, 11:30am – 12:15pm

Fridays, 10:15am – 11am

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.

Location: Dunbar Community Centre

Registration: For a complete program schedule, prices, and to register, please contact or visit the Dunbar Community Centre, or call (604) 222-6060

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.

Location: Wesbrook Community Centre

Registration: For a complete program schedule, prices, and to register, please contact or visit the Wesbrook Community Centre, 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.

Location: Wesbrook Community Centre

Registration: For a complete program schedule, prices, and to register, please contact or visit the Wesbrook Community Centre, 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 Centre, 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.

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 Centre, 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.