Active for Life is a national initiative about physical literacy.
We provide information, advice, and resources for parents who want to raise active and successful kids. Being physically literate helps children to be better baseball players, and better athletes.
Here are our key articles about baseball and physical literacy:
Al Herback believes that while baseball may be too complicated for little kids, that doesn’t mean they can’t have fun learning the skills required to play the game. For example, forget drills and focus instead on showing them how to properly throw, catch, and swing a bat.
Study after study comes up with the same result. Kids play sports for the fun of it. And not having fun is one of the major reasons 70 percent of kids quit playing sports by the time they’re 13.
Baseball Canada and Active for Life are combining efforts to let parents know about the importance of physical literacy and long-term athlete development.
Baseball Canada is dedicated to helping players develop a love for the game by concentrating on physical literacy and skills development that can also help them succeed elsewhere in life.
Early and premature sport specialization creates the danger that children will get overuse injuries and burnout; thus parents need to start by understanding what specialization means.
Coaches, elite athletes, sport scientists, and medical professionals all weigh in on the merits of the multi-sport approach to sport training.
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.
To help minimize the possibility of repetitive sports injury, sign your kids up for different activities that will allow them to perform a variety of movement skills.
Seattle Seahawks starter Russell Wilson is among the elite NFL quarterbacks who were selected in the MLB draft. Wilson, Tom Brady, and Colin Kaepernick could all be playing in the MLB right now.
The Long-Term Athlete Development model was created to ensure that sport and activities for kids are developmentally appropriate according to maturation during child development. A key part of LTAD is physical literacy, and child physical literacy should be developed by the onset of the growth spurt.
Mo’Ne Davis and Emma March are the 17th and 18th girls to play baseball in the annual Little League World Series.
Participating in other sports always helps improve skills in a favourite sport. Children need to develop as all-round athletes before they specialize in one sport.
Athlete and sport specialization is a hot topic in long term athlete development for parents who want to pressure their children to become superstar professional athletes, but they should look at late specialization, sport sampling and early diversification rather than early specialization in sport.
Here are 4 important reasons why kids quit sports, from not having fun, to lacking the physical literacy skills they need to feel confident when they play.