In developing and teaching a child, we break down simple skills into key components to help the child learn and understand.  Given the opportunity to learn a wide range of physical skills, children acquire the basic building blocks for the competence, confidence and motivation to try many physical activities and sports.  Fundamental movement skills are very important to a child’s physical development.
When confident and competent in these skills, children can develop sport-specific and complex movement skills.  These skills allow children to enjoy sports and physical activities. Most importantly, with a firm grasp of the fundamental movement skills, a child may enjoy a long life of physical activity.  Learn to improve the fundamental movement skills in participants through the NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Workshop, presented by TeamSnap!
What is the NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills, presented by Team
  • It is an interactive, in-person module.
  • provides tools, templates, and games/activities to help coaches and leaders implement practices and sessions to develop fundamental movement skills.
  • is a recognized NCCP professional development module reflecting NCCP instructional design.
What does this module not cover?
  • does not cover fundamental sport skills.
  • does not include sport-specific resources, nor technical resources.
  • does not make people experts in coaching, nor experts in disabilities.
  • does not replicate existing disability or sport-specific resources and programming.
  • does not focus on competition or high-performance.


What is the purpose?
The NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Workshop, presented by TeamSnap, is designed for coaches, educators, and recreation/youth/sport leaders who want to learn how to observe, detect and correct the fundamental movement skills of children, to guide the physical development. By helping children develop the building blocks of movement, we can support them to be active for their lifespans.


What recognition will a registrant receive for completing the training?
After completing the training, the registrant will be entered in the Locker as being NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Trained. Furthermore, the workshop is a professional development module that allows NCCP certified coaches to earn five (5) professional development points towards their Maintenance of Certification.


If someone has already taken the NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills module in the past, should they take it again?
Yes! Any coach, educator or recreation/sport/youth leader—wishing to improve the fundamental movement skills of their participants—will benefit from taking the workshop or revisiting the module as a refresher. In January 2018, the NCCP Fundamental Movements Skills module, presented by TeamSnap, was updated. Those who have completed the module prior to the revision will benefit from the new tools, resources and information contained in the updated workshop.


What is new in the revision?
  • one comprehensive workshop for all participants .
  • Content now includes: :
  • Information and activities to better understand fundamental movement skills and physical literacy;
  • A simplified teaching process for coaches to teach, observe and lead the fundamental movement skills;
  • Information and activities to adapt fundamental movement skills for participants with intellectual, physical, sensory or behavioural disabilities .
  • The skill of Wheeling .
  • Updated overall look and feel.
  • The module is now sponsored by TeamSnap.


How long is the workshop?
The workshop is 4.5 hours long.


Who is the updated Fundamental Movement Skills workshop for?
This workshop is suited to any person working with participants who wish to improve the fundamental movement skills of their sport participants. These skills need to be learned prior to fundamental sport skills. When participants learn fundamental movement skills, they have a choice to participate in a wide range of other activities.

The fundamental movement skills of throwing, catching, jumping, sticking, running, kicking, agility, and balance and coordination, form the basis for future sport skill development and for the life-long enjoyment of physical activity. Learn how to OBSERVE and IMPROVE the fundamental movement skills through the format listed below which is best suited to you and your line of work.

The benefits of Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) Certification – Overall, the workshop will prepare leaders to: Create safe games where children can practice fundamental movement skills; apply a six-step teaching process to fundamental movement skills; model responsibility behaviour in a leadership role; apply National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) values in decision-making; lead children in activities that will promote the development of fundamental movement skills.

In addition to FMS, Coach New Brunswick (NB) delivers and supports the Move Your Body (MYB) after-school physical activity program presented by Gymnastics, Athletics, and Swimming Canada. MYB is a series of lesson plans that focus on the development of physical literacy. MYB will prepare leaders to increase the levels of physical activity for children aged 6-10, though activities that are based in the three foundation sports: gymnastics, athletics and swimming.

Fundamental Movement Skills Tools

A Running Start

Run Jump Throw

Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L)

Raising Healthy, Happy Kids

Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD)

PLAY Tools