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Own the Podium shifts focus to include Canadian kids

Own the Podium shifts focus to include Canadian kids
April 17, 2012 No Comments »

The mission of the Own the Podium organization is clear: “To lead the development of Canadian sports to achieve sustainable podium performances at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.” To help Canadian athletes win medals, in simpler terms. Heading into the London ... Read More »

Overhand catching

Overhand catching
April 17, 2012 No Comments »

In our last newsletter, we shared with you the idea that children are ready to learn how to catch a light ball when they are three to four years old. The simple, underhand catch activity for beginners is good for your ... 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 »

Active for Life Champions: Andrea Carey and PISE

Active for Life Champions: Andrea Carey and PISE
April 17, 2012 No Comments »

Parents often wonder how to start their children in sports. What’s the right age? What kinds of activities are best for kids just starting out? Victoria’s Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) has a great answer. PISE runs a program ... Read More »

Top 5 reasons kids play sports

Top 5 reasons kids play sports
April 17, 2012 12 Comments »

Kids play sports for the fun of it Read More »

Jenn Heil on Positive Sports Environments

Jenn Heil on Positive Sports Environments
April 1, 2012 No Comments »

Jenn Heil, Olympic and World Champion Freestyle Mogul Skier, talks about girls in sport and the importance of providing a positive environment for all athletes Read More »

Jennifer Hedger is Active for Life

Jennifer Hedger is Active for Life
March 31, 2012 No Comments »

Meet Jennifer Hedger’s newest project – Jaeger; as she discusses how helping him develop fundamental movement skills and providing him with a positive sport environment are his right Read More »

Steve Nash: the skateboarding basketball superstar

Steve Nash: the skateboarding basketball superstar
March 30, 2012 1 Comment »

Steve Nash is a superstar in the NBA and a successful entrepreneur, but he’s also pretty good on a skateboard and with a soccer ball. Steve is living proof of what children can become when they develop physical literacy. He shows ... Read More »

Tightrope walking

Tightrope walking
March 30, 2012 No Comments »

Here is another great indoor or outdoor activity to get your preschool child developing important movement skills: walking a tightrope. Find a thin piece of rope or a long piece of ribbon. Stretch the rope or ribbon out on the ... Read More »