MoveCorps: Physical Literacy for Traverse City Kids

MoveCorps is a physical literacy program for Traverse City kids.

What’s physical literacy?

“Physical literacy is the ability to move with competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities in multiple environments that benefit the healthy development of the whole person. It is the ability, confidence, and desire to be physically active for life.”

MoveCorps is about kids learning fundamental movements (throwing/catching, jumping, kicking, striking, dodging, balance), making new friends, and having fun outside.

MoveCorps is data-driven and uses state-of-the-art heart rate monitor technology and software to engage and motivate the kids and teach the power of moderate to vigorous physical activity.

All abilities and experience levels are welcome.



Sessions for rising pre-K and kindergarteners. 9-10am at the Civic Center:

  1. August Session (August 16, 18, 23, 25)

Sessions for rising 1st-3rd graders. 9-10am at the Civic Center:

  1. July Session (July 11, 13, 18, 20)
  2. August Session (August 8 ,10, 15, 17)

Sessions for rising 4th and 5th graders. 9-10am at the Civic Center:

  1. July Session (July 25, 27, 8/1, 8/3)
  2. August Session (August 22, 24, 29, 31)

Sessions for rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders. 9-10am at the Civic Center:

  1. July Session (July 26, 28, 8/2, 8/4)


Home School 1st-3rd graders. 10-11am at F&M Park – Mondays and Wednesdays:

  1. September Session (September 12, 14, 19, 21)

Pre-schoolers. 10-11am at F&M Park – Fridays:

  1. September Session (September 16, 23, 30, Oct 7)

Scholarships and sibling discounts are available thanks to Superior Physical Therapy and Common Good Bakery. Email for more information.

MoveCorps is inspired by the Society of Health and Physical Educators’ Physical Literacy work and their National Standards and Grade-level Outcomes as well as PlayWorks’ games and HeartZones’ system guidelines.

MoveCorps is led by Ty Schmidt, MPT, a Traverse City physical therapist with 18 years of clinical experience.

Email Ty with questions at