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Why do children quit playing sports?

Why do children quit playing sports?
July 9, 2012 No Comments »

Q: Why do children quit playing sports? The main reason children say they quit is because they don’t have the skills to play. They feel “useless” or “pathetic”. They get laughed at or harshly criticized. You can prevent that from ... Read More »

The Friday Parents Club and other substitutes for summer camp

The Friday Parents Club and other substitutes for summer camp
July 2, 2012 No Comments »

Creative ideas about how to keep your kids busy and active during the summer Read More »

Why isn’t there a soccer league for my 4-year-old?

Why isn’t there a soccer league for my 4-year-old?
June 11, 2012 1 Comment »

Toddlers and preschoolers need to learn fundamental movements skills before they’re ready to learn the more complicated skills required in structure activities and sports. The best way to help your children learn fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, throwing ... Read More »

What can I do if my child shows no interest in sports?

What can I do if my child shows no interest in sports?
April 20, 2012 1 Comment »

There is no great risk in introducing your daughter to a particular sport or activity, but you should keep a few things in mind Read More »

What kind of sport activities are best for kids?

What kind of sport activities are best for kids?
April 17, 2012 No Comments »

Q: I see ads for exercise programs geared at kids. Some do things like sit-ups and push-ups. Is this really necessary for children? What kinds of activities and exercises should I be looking at? If you have children between the ... Read More »

Top 5 reasons kids play sports

Top 5 reasons kids play sports
April 17, 2012 11 Comments »

Kids play sports for the fun of it 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 »

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 »

Why doesn’t my child’s hockey league keep score or have playoffs?

Why doesn’t my child’s hockey league keep score or have playoffs?
March 26, 2012 No Comments »

Don’t confuse competition with results Children do not get involved in sports because they want to win. They play sports because they want to have fun, because they learn and master new skills and because they get to spend time ... Read More »