Small Sox (0-4yrs)


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The aim of Small Sox is to enhance participation and above all, fun. It is a combination of active play and T-Ball. Small Sox is about Play, Fun and being Active.

During these early years of life it is play, not schedules instruction that contributes the most to our development. The family/wh‚nau has a powerful influencing role within this stage so it is important to support families/wh‚nau in providing enjoyable stimulating opportunities and positive experience that will nurture children’s natural curiosity to be active and to make meaning of their world through movement.


 
LIFE STAGE- PLAY

 
FOCUS: Fun and Active
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TECHNICAL SKILLS: Focus on learning fundamental movement skills:
  • Throwing
  • Catching
  • Striking
SOCIAL
  • Playing with others
  • Developing confidence and positive self esteem
COGNITIVE: Using imagination
GAME MODIFICATIONS: Minor games softball related that emphasise basic skills
 
SESSION PLANNING:
  • 20-30 minutes
  • Well-structured
  • Modified activities
  • Skill progressions
  • High levels of activity
  • Positive environment
  • Learning through play
 
 

 
SMALL SOX RESOURCES



The Small Sox programme was developed by Howick Softball Club and has been an extremely popular and successful initiative.  
Download the Small Sox programme here.