Besides being fun and excellent for developing physical literacy, multisport programs offer convenience and affordability for parents.
By playing multiple sports, the idea is that kids will experience fewer overuse injuries, less burnout, and less dropout from activity.
A new free multisport program in Nova Scotia is helping more Cape Breton Island children develop physical literacy while learning how to play various sports. Capers in the Community launched this summer and is being offered at no cost in towns throughout the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM). The four-day camp gives children ages five to … Continued
As educators, it’s important to ensure children are introduced to physical literacy. Providing a variety of movement opportunities in as many different environments as possible inspires children to be active now and hopefully for life. In February, staff at École élémentaire publique Jeanne-Sauvé in Orleans, Ont. along with P.E. teachers from three other schools in … Continued
Multisport programs are spreading across Canada
Multi-sport helps kids develop multiple skills
It’s time to stop debating who is responsible for making multi-sport programming a priority for kids under the age of 8. Here’s a list of actions we can all take.
Multi-sport camps keep the focus on fun
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New guidelines for basketball players, parents, and leagues
Check out the new multi-sport website
Playing many sports helps develop physical literacy
The multi-sport approach exposes kids to a variety of sports and physical activities, avoiding premature specialization. Help spread the message by sharing these images on your social media, website, or blog. You may also want to download and print our multisport poster for display. For more on the benefits to young athletes of playing multiple … Continued
Kids can try new sports for free during and after school
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Kids should participate in many different sports and physical activities
Experts agree that physical literacy is the foundation for achievement in sport. It’s also essential for supporting active, healthy lifestyles. When kids are young, the multi-sport approach is the best for developing their physical literacy. Multi-sport means encouraging kids to do a wide variety of physical activities and sports prior to their teen years. Even … Continued