Episode 13: Super Hero Training – You get a CAPE!

By: Andrew Holloway
Published January 6, 2019
Taylor Devlin is the new Physical Literacy Consultant for the province of New Brunswick. She works for the New Brunswick Physical Literacy Coalition promoting Physical Literacy, which means the motivation, confidence, physical competence and knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for being physically active for life. She graduated from a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Manitoba.

Taylor Devlin is the new Physical Literacy Consultant for the province of New Brunswick. She works for the New Brunswick Physical Literacy Coalition promoting Physical Literacy, which means the motivation, confidence, physical competence and knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for being physically active for life. She graduated from a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Manitoba.

Superhero training was piloted in the spring of 2017.  It is a partnership with Recreation NB, Coach NB, and Physical Literacy NB to offer quality physical activity leader training opportunity for those working with children. The training is all about educating facilitators about how to offer programs teaching Fundamental Movement Skills in a fun, safe and positive environment.

Superhero Training is designed for those working with children ages 5-12! Groups they would love to have attend their training include:

  • Recreation management and staff
  • Sport coaches and instructors
  • Education staff/ physical educators learning about PL
  • Public health staff working with parents or in PA settings
  • And any others responsible for designing and delivering PA programs!

Anyone interested in being involved in Superhero Training, whether attending or hosting, is welcome to check out their website at www.nbphysicalliteracy.ca or contact Taylor directly by email at:nbphysicalliteracy@sportnb.com

The training sets up the leaders to have all the necessary skills they need to develop the whole child! This doesn’t only include building physical skills, but also social skills, problem-solving skills and mental fitness too! It ensures the programs being offered to children are quality, best practice physical activity opportunities that teach children life-long skills and encourage them to be active for life. The program prepares leaders to be positive role models to these kids, by being caring adults and ensuring that they will have the best experiences possible.

At the end of the session, there is a wrap-up and they get capes and fun pictures and PD points and a certificate! Capes!

Physical Literacy Coalition is currently also in the process of updating their website and creating a monthly e-newsletter!  They are working on making information about physical literacy and activity ideas for facilitators and leaders as accessible as possible. They are hoping to be the hub for all things physical literacy in New Brunswick, and want to create a network for all those interested to share events, programs and ideas!

Favourite place in New Brunswick- Taylor had the chance to check out Hopewell Rocks on the weekend and had a lot of fun, and she’s hoping to do more exploring when she gets a chance!

Favourite food- Hands down, stir-fry.

Favourite activity- winter sport of choice, definitely curling. Summer is bike rides to the park to kick a soccer ball around.

Cindy’s episode: https://hepac.ca/episode-2-physical-literacy-the-abc-of-learning-how-to-move/

Superhero training: https://www.superhero-nb.ca/about-us

NB Physical Literacy Coalition: www.nbphysicalliteracy.ca

Taylor’s email: nbphysicalliteracy@sportnb.com

Published January 6, 2019
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