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Jeff Mallett: Yahoo! cofounder talks about the value of sport

Jeff Mallett: Yahoo! cofounder talks about the value of sport
March 30, 2012 No Comments »

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move more, live longer

move more, live longer
March 30, 2012 4 Comments »

As parents, we’ve heard the expert’s opinion that because of poor life habits, today’s children may not live as long as their parents. This hasn’t been the case since medieval times. Last June, we launched the Active for Life campaign ... Read More »

5 things you should do, 6 you shouldn’t

5 things you should do, 6 you shouldn’t
March 30, 2012 1 Comment »

We recently featured a study that identified the 5 top reasons kids play sport. As you might have guessed, “because it’s FUN” is at the top of the list while “doing something I am good at” is a close second. We’ve ... Read More »

Underhand catching

Underhand catching
March 30, 2012 No Comments »

Generally, children are ready to learn how to catch a light ball when they are three to four years old. By age five, you should definitely be playing catch with them. This activity teaches basic underhand catching skills using a ... Read More »

How do you become an “overnight” sports superstar?

How do you become an “overnight” sports superstar?
March 30, 2012 No Comments »

He may not look like a typical professional basketball player, but Jeremy Lin is living up to “Linsanity,” the phrase he’s inspired with his recent stellar play in the NBA. The National Post’s Bruce Arthur captured the phenomenon that is Lin: “But right ... Read More »

Girls in sport: startling statistics

Girls in sport: startling statistics
March 30, 2012 No Comments »

If you have a daughter, there’s good reason to be concerned about her future in sport and physical activity. The statistics are bleak and there might be worrisome consequences for your daughter’s health. Girls move a lot less than boys ... Read More »

Should my 7-year-old focus only on playing squash?

Should my 7-year-old focus only on playing squash?
March 30, 2012 No Comments »

Q: Shouldn’t my 7-year-old focus only on playing squash if she expects to become a professional? Absolutely not. Research has shown that early specialization in one sport is not necessary to become a champion later. In fact, it might prevent your ... Read More »

Get your daughter in the game!

Get your daughter in the game!
March 29, 2012 No Comments »

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Remember Canada’s child fitness tax credit

Remember Canada’s child fitness tax credit
March 29, 2012 No Comments »

As you’re working on your taxes this year, remember the credit you can claim because you enrolled your kids in a sports program. The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit is worth up to $500 for each child under the age of 16 for ... Read More »