A physical-development programme for preschoolers aged 3 to 5 years old, exclusive to our MindChamps Early Learning Centres

What is MindSport?

MindSport is MindChamps’ unique, integrative physical-development programme, for preschoolers aged 3 to 5 years old, exclusive to our MindChamps Early Learning Centres in Australia. Combining outdoor physical activity with fundamental concepts from multiple literacies (including music), numeracy and social/emotional development, it is designed to nurture:

  • healthy physical and neurological development
  • fine and gross motor skills
  • balance, tenacity and focus
  • collaboration and teamwork
  • confidence-building and
  • the Champion Mindset!

How Can MindSport Help Your Child?

The goal of the programme is to increase the physical activity levels of preschoolers and promote participation in movement activities, while developing a range of innate cognitive functions, mindset and an early aptitude towards sports. This goal is achieved using a template-based integrative syllabus, which combines the development of five key developmental areas with the teacher’s choice of engaging, child-centred physical activities.

The Research Behind Mindsport

Extensive research in the field shows that early exposure to physical movement has a significant effect on Cognitive Development, Social/Emotional Development, Physical Development and Early Aptitude towards Sports:

“Physical exercise may boost brain function, improve mood and increase learning.” – Blakemore and Frith, (2005 pg 134).

“Both sides of the brain must be developed during the critical learning periods in early childhood, because of the cross referencing that occurs. When children are engaged in creative movement, they are involved in activities that will increase their memory and ability to communicate. – Siegler & Alibabli, (2005).

In the MindSport Programme, Champs are introduced to specific motor activities that are of the greatest benefit to their physical and cognitive development.

In keeping with the MindChamps integrative learning philosophy, however, these activities are not delivered as ‘stand-alone’. They are carefully integrated with elements (such as music, rhymes and rhythms, problem-solving and numeracy concepts) that enhance interhemispheric communication and myelination across the corpus callosum – the bridge between the left and right hemispheres of the brain.

MindSport develops fundamental skills in the 5 key areas of:

  1. Spatial and Somatic (Bodily) Awareness
  2. Movement (Cross-Lateral Coordination, Kinaesthetic Memory Sequencing, Rhythm, Games)
  3. Physical Problem-Solving (via the Obstacle Course)
  4. Centring – Focus and Energy
  5. Champion Mindset Development

through a combination of structured and semi-structured physical activities and games.


Programme Delivery

MindSport is conducted on weekdays at all MindChamps Early Learning Centres.

MindSport Trainers are in-house educators who are trained in Champion Mindset (MCW Pedagogy Module: Champion Mindset Environment & Champion Mindset Coaching) and possess (at minimum) a basic certification in Sports Education.

Lesson Duration: Each lesson of 30-min will take place during the outdoor play each day.

Age Groups: 3-4 year olds and 4-5 year olds

Our Curriculum

Learn more about what goes into our curriculum and how we can enrich your child’s education.

Our Centres

Find out where our Champion Mindset Theatre classes are offered.

Hear from Other Parents


“MindChamps MindSport has helped Lila & Flynn to stay active and healthy. As a sporty family, it’s great to see them trying lots of new & fun activities

– Stefan Orange, parent of Lila & Flynn

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