Sports for children, youth and adults

One advantage of participating in team sports is learning about teamwork and building trust with your teammates. Sports teams are a great way for all of us to interact with peers and learn valuable social skills that can later be used in school and work.

Perhaps the most obvious benefit of participating in sports is physical fitness and physical literacy. Sports programs engage large motor function and help with physical coordination. Not only do we benefit in the present, but they also lead to an appreciation for fitness that carries into an active-for-life philosophy.

“I very much like the time that the instructor takes to chat about the lesson after. Feedback is timely, specific and positive.”

See all our Recreation and Sports Programs

smiling little girl in pool with pool noodle
Drop-in Swim
dog's eyes closeup, Dog Training classes
Dog Training
playgroup-baby play time with music
playgroup- preschool kids paying
Weekday Play
kids rock climbing in kids sports- indoor rock wall
kids martial arts- karate class, taekwondo class
Martial Arts

Physical Literacy 

Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life. Sport for Life, with Long-Term Athlete Development and physical literacy, represents a paradigm shift in the way Canadians lead and deliver sport and physical activity.

Dovercourt believes that children who have fun playing a sport are more likely to stay active and healthy for their entire lifetime. They also have a better chance of becoming a top athlete. So we strive to make it fun, and make it quality!

Designed properly, childrens’ sport programs can be fun. It can also provide exciting challenges and rich skill development.

We make it fun, challenging and instructive, so that we can see two results:

  • More of our children will stay physically active throughout their lifetime.
  • More of our children will reach the top ranks of amateur and professional competition if they choose the path for elite training.