The TTOC are due to host the workshop tomorrow ©TTOC

The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) are to host a workshop on physical literacy as part of a Long Term Athletes Development (LTAD) project.

The pilot project was launched by the TTOC in February as part of their #10golds24 initiative, which aims to raise funds which will be used to help provide financial assistance to athletes.

The country hopes to win ten Olympic gold medals by the 2024 Games.

Two of the architects of the LTAD, an 18-month project which seeks to create a developmental pathway for sport in Trinidad and Tobago, Richard Way and Istvan Balyi, made visits in February and May to share their expertise.

The third visit tomorrow will be conducted by Drew Mitchell, a director of physical literacy at Sport for Life.

He will lead the workshop and will look to use his work as a consultant, which focuses on the development of physical literacy and better sport at community level, to benefit the attendees.

Trinidad and Tobago are aiming to win ten Olympic gold medals by 2024 ©Getty Images
Trinidad and Tobago are aiming to win ten Olympic gold medals by 2024 ©Getty Images

The workshop is being held as a collaboration between Sport for Life, Olympic Solidarity and the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC), and will be held over two days in the VIP Room Grand Stand Queen’s Park Savannah.

The TTOC state that developing physical literacy is one of the key aspects of being active for life and having better long-term health outcomes.

The ability to move with poise and confidence across a wide range of activities is viewed as central to the idea of physical literacy.

It also involves competencies that are linked to the development of the "whole person", including physical and cognitive.

Suriname, Haiti, Bahamas, St Vincent and the Grenadines and the British Virgin Islands are also part of the LTAD pilot project.

The nations were selected by CANOC for the programme, which will take place until 2018.