What is Active After School Communities?
Active After School Communities (AASC) is an Australian Government initiative that provides primary school children with free sport & physical activities after school between the hours of 3 & 5.
The program aims to engage children in structured sporting activities through a positive and fun experience and to encourage a love of sport that in-turn might encourage participation in a local sporting club.
LCOOS takes part in this initiative with both centres providing a sport coach twice a week and also by offering their staff the opportunity to become trained as a community coach.
This term the junior site is offering on a Monday afternoon – sport skills & development & on a Wednesday afternoon - dance skills & games. The activities will take place between 4 and 5pm.
The senior site is offering cricket skills and development on a Wednesday and basketball skills on a Friday between 4&5pm at the COLA.
AASC uses the ‘playing for life’ philosophy. This approach to coaching uses games rather than drills to introduce sport and skills to children. Each session is designed so that the games played progressively introduce and develop a particular skill to the children.
The coaches used the FISH acronym:
F – FUN
I – INCLUSIVE
S – SAFE
H – HIGH INVOLVEMENT
Here are some helpful links (if you would like to find out more about AASC, healthy eating & fun games to play with your kids):
|Office of Community Sport & Recreation|
|Mango Summer Salsa|
|Sports & Games|
|Play Sport – A Canadian site|
|Play by the Rules|