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Active for Life: Baseball
Kids have more fun and become better athletes when they develop physical literacy. These articles provide insight and advice to parents and coaches on promoting physical literacy in children’s baseball:
By adjusting the game format, preadolescent kids have a chance to gradually develop their skills
It’s baseball season and there’s no better time to get outside with a bat and ball and your kids. You don’t need to be part of a league to play. Scrub baseball is fun with as few as six players. Just grab some friends, neighbours or cousins and get out to your local park. This … Continued
This program develops skills by covering all the bases
Get your kids in the game with 10 fun and effective baseball drills and games! Improve skills, have fun, and build teamwork. Perfect for young athletes.
I understand the value of risky and adventurous play. On the other hand, I’ve also seen it not turn out so well—with my own child.
Editor’s note: This article was updated on November 21, 2021. Here are a few simple games with sock balls that kids can play indoors with limited space and “equipment”—including single-player games kids can enjoy even when a parent or sibling isn’t able to join them. Start by raiding your sock drawer: each of the following … Continued
One key indicator is showing confidence while attempting new activities
Casual sport and neighbourhood play are important. But as our urban centres grow, competition for our public spaces increases as well.
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