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My child wants to quit

My child wants to quit
September 25, 2012 2 Comments »

What to do if a kid wants to quit in the middle of a season Read More »

Six-year-old invited for select hockey

Six-year-old invited for select hockey
August 28, 2012 2 Comments »

A reader asks if it's a good idea for young kids to be on the ice 4 times a week Read More »

Does playing other sports make my child better at baseball?

Does playing other sports make my child better at baseball?
August 18, 2012 No Comments »

Q: How does participating in a variety of activities help my 8-year-old become a better baseball player? By playing lacrosse they learn to run fast, as well as track an object in the air. That will help with hitting and base ... Read More »

My son loves hockey; should I register him for a summer league?

My son loves hockey; should I register him for a summer league?
August 17, 2012 No Comments »

Q. My 8-year-old son plays hockey and the coach says he has a special talent. He scores a lot of goals and he is one of the stronger players. Given how much he loves the game, should I register him ... Read More »

How do I help my child become an elite athlete?

How do I help my child become an elite athlete?
August 6, 2012 No Comments »

Q: How do I help my child become an elite athlete? It starts with you deciding to insist on properly designed sport and activity programs for your child. When kids learn the right thing at the right time and in the ... Read More »

Should I enrol my 6-year-old in summer hockey?

Should I enrol my 6-year-old in summer hockey?
July 16, 2012 No Comments »

Even a young Wayne Gretzky knew that he needed to take a break from hockey at the end of a season Read More »

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 »

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 2 Comments »

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 »