Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth (PLAY) Tools

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. They can help understand the factors that can be modified to improve the overall activity level of Canadians, leading to healthier, disease-free lives.

The PLAY-specific website (link below) has playlists of PLAY videos. The first has 12 short videos that describe the PLAY tools and how to use them. The second has videos on all 18 tasks from the PLAYfun tool.

PLAYbasic assesses key movement skills performed by the child. The tool itself is made up of eight tasks that cover the child's physical abilities. Each ability is graded on a four-point rubric with the following categories: Initial, Emerging, Competent and Proficient.

PLAYcoach is used by coaches, exercise professionals and physical therapists to evaluate a child’s physical literacy and ability. The tool itself is made up of questions that cover the child’s ability, confidence, participation and more.

PLAYfun assesses key movement skills performed by the child. The tool itself is made up of 18 tasks that cover the child's physical abilities. Each ability is graded on a four-point rubric with the following categories: Initial, Emerging, Competent and Proficient.

PLAYparent is used by parents of school-aged children to evaluate their child's level of physical literacy and ability. The tool itself is made up of questions that examine your child's ability, confidence, participation and more.

PLAYself is a self-evaluation used by the child to determine their perception of their physical literacy and ability.

Publication Date: 
2013
Sponsor: 
Sport for Life