Create and implement a personal health-related fitness plan targeting the health-related fitness components of cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, and flexibility that involves setting a goal for improvement, applies the F.I.T.T. principle (Frequency, Intensity, Type of activity, and Time), and incorporates daily moderate to vigorous movement activity.
Examine personal daily nutritional habits and fluid intake practices that support healthy participation in various types of movement activities and the attainment or maintenance of healthy body weight and body composition.
Demonstrate an understanding of the effects of exercise and inactivity on the skeletal system (i.e., increased/ decreased bone density, increased/decreased bone mass) and the function (i.e., shape support, protection) of the skeletal system in relation to participating in movement activities.
Examine and apply strategies to incorporate cross-training using different movement activities to improve fitness and skill (e.g., aerobic dance develops coordination and agility used in basketball; golf and hockey develop hand/eye coordination/striking skills) while participating in movement activities.
Demonstrate control, including smooth transitions, of complex movement skills that combine locomotor (traveling) skills, non-locomotor (non-traveling) skills, and manipulative (moving objects) skills as they apply to games and sports (e.g., lay-up in basketball, spike in volleyball, dribbling to a shot in soccer, gathering a grounder and throwing to a base in softball, stick handling to a shot in floor hockey, paddling a kayak, passing a lacrosse ball) while participating in movement activities.
Explore, apply, and communicate biomechanical concepts and principles of balance, stability, spin, and rotation as a means to enhance independence in learning motor skills involving locomotor (traveling), non-locomotor (non-traveling), and manipulative (moving objects) skills.
Analyze and apply, with guidance, movement concepts while participating in:
  • net/wall games (e.g., badminton - body awareness in ready position to receive a serve)
  • striking/fielding games (e.g., softball - body position to catch a fly ball or grounder).
Make situational decisions (individual, partner, and team) related to the selection of skills, tactics, and strategies to enhance individual and team performance while participating in:
  • net/wall games (e.g., badminton, volleyball, tennis, table tennis, pickleball, paddleball)
  • striking/fielding games (e.g., softball, longball, kickball, cricket)
  • low-organizational, inventive, and co-operative games (e.g., walleyball, king's court).
Utilize selected movement skills and combinations of skills (i.e., locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative) to participate in a variety of:
  • alternate environment activities (e.g., skating, cross-country skiing, swimming, snowshoeing, cycling, hiking, tracking, skateboarding, roping, canoeing, downhill skiing, orienteering)
  • body management activities including dance and educational gymnastics, as well as others (e.g., wrestling, track and field, pilates, yoga, aerobics).
Plan, organize, lead, and evaluate cooperatively movement activity, such as intramurals, fitness fun days, and playground games, to engage younger students and to connect with others.
Examine external influences (i.e., cost, facility availability, practice opportunities outside school) that may affect movement skill development and options for active living in the community.
Analyze and apply the safety guidelines and rules related to net/wall games, striking/fielding games, low-organizational and inventive games, alternate environment activities, and body management activities to develop an appreciation of their impact on self and others.
Role model and practise the behaviours associated with demonstrating responsibility and caring for others to support personal growth in making positive connections while participating in movement activities.
Examine, evaluate, and represent both the historical and present impact of Canada's Northern people on the development of movement activity options as a means of supporting the well-being of self and others.