Episode 059 - Drew Mitchell: The Physical Literacy Challenge

D&D Fitness Radio Podcast show

Summary: Episode 059 of the D&amp;D Fitness Radio Podcast welcomes Drew Mitchell from Penticton, BC, Canada to talk about his ongoing efforts to improve physical literacy in younger generations and the general population as a whole. We discuss the reduction in physical education requirements for our children in schools, as well as the lack of emphasis on teaching the teachers about proper physical education instruction and curriculum development. Drew also discusses the social benefits of being involved in sports, athletic pursuits, team building and competition, as kids are forced to deal with each other face-to-face and in the moment. These types of interactions also teach kids how to deal with failure and losing in a constructive manner, operating with rules, personal responsibility, accountability and consequences. This discussion is important for everyone to hear because of the far-reaching implications for health, productivity and general enjoyment of life. Drew also explains how much work and time is needed to build physical literacy at the local community level. The task is daunting, but incredibly necessary.<br>Drew Mitchell works as a consultant focused on the development of physical literacy at the community level and promoting the Canadian Sport for Life Movement. He is a graduate of Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor ofScience in Kinesiology. Drew has worked extensively in the physical activity &amp; sport system as an educator and developer of programs for the past 19 years. He managed Sport Technical and Performance Services for viaSport BC and was the Manager of Science &amp; Medicine programs for SportMedBC where he worked with over 50 different sports at the local, provincial and national level. He is also a past member of the Canadian National Canoeing Team and the former Health &amp; Lifestyle Coordinator at the Downtown Vancouver YMCA. Drew has been involved in sport and fitness for over 45 years as an athlete, coach, administrator, volunteer, developer and manager.<br>For more information on Drew Mitchell, you can follow him via the links below:<br><br>Website: <a href="https://www.physicalliteracy.ca/" rel="noopener">https://www.physicalliteracy.ca/</a><br>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/physlitguy" rel="noopener">https://twitter.com/physlitguy</a><br>LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/drew-mitchell-38764b12/" rel="noopener">https://www.linkedin.com/in/drew-mitchell-38764b12/</a><br><br>The D&amp;D Fitness Radio podcast is available at the following locations for downloadable audio, including: <br><br>iTunes – <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217" rel="noopener">https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217</a><br><br><a href="https://www.iheart.com/podcast/dd-fitness-radio-28797988/" rel="noopener">https://www.iheart.com/podcast/dd-fitness-radio-28797988/</a><br><br>Spreaker.com – <a href="https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-show" rel="noopener">https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-show</a><br><br>You can reach both Don and Derek at the following locations: <br><br>Don Saladino: <br><a href="http://www.DonSaladino.com" rel="noopener">http://www.DonSaladino.com</a> <br>Twitter and Instagram - @DonSaladino <br>YouTube - <a href="http://www.youtube.com/donsaladino" rel="noopener">http://www.youtube.com/donsaladino</a> <br><br>Derek M. Hansen: <br><a href="http://www.SprintCoach.com" rel="noopener">http://www.SprintCoach.com</a> <br>Twitter and Instagram - @DerekMHansen <br>YouTube - <a href="http://youtube.com/derekmhansen" rel="noopener">http://youtube.com/derekmhansen</a>