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Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth (PLAY) Tools

Physical activity is a lot more fun when we’re physically literate. If we want children to be active for life, they need to develop physical literacy at a young age.

The Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth (PLAY) tools are meant to improve our population’s level of physical literacy. Directed at individuals aged seven and up, the PLAY Tools determine gaps in physical literacy development,and provide calls-to-action to help improve these areas.

PLAY comprises a suite of tools:

PLAYfun is used by a trained professional* to assess a child in 18 fundamental skills/tasks, such as running, throwing, kicking and balance.

PLAYbasic is a simplified version of PLAYfun that can be administered quickly by a trained professional in movement analysis to provide a snapshot of a child’s level of physical literacy.

PLAYself is used by children and youth to assess their own physical literacy.

PLAYparent is used by parents of school-aged children to assess their child’s level of physical literacy.

PLAYcoach is used by coaches, physiotherapists, athletic therapists, exercise professionals and recreation professionals to record their perceptions of a child’s level of physical literacy

PLAYinventory is a form used to record and track a child’s leisure-time activities throughout the year

PLAYself, PLAYparent and PLAYcoach are not skill assessments; they are forms used to supplement the skill assessments, PLAYbasic and PLAYfun.

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