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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 »

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 »