Basketball was invented by Canadian James Naismith in 1891. More than 120 years later, participation in the sport continues to grow across the country.

While the game has evolved over time, one thing hasn’t changed: children need to learn basic movement skills and develop physical literacy to become successful basketball players.

Active for Life has information, advice, and resources for parents who want to ensure that their young basketball players become physically literate and experience success, both on and off the court.

Check out these articles about basketball, team sports, and physical literacy:

Steve Nash: the skateboarding basketball superstar

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 us his basketball, skateboarding and soccer skills in the video “Training Day”. Just a normal … Continued

How do you become an “overnight” sports superstar?

He may not look like a typical professional basketball player, but Jeremy Lin is living up to “Linsanity,” the phrase he’s inspired with his stellar play in the NBA. The National Post’s Bruce Arthur captured the phenomenon that is Lin: “But right now the Jeremy Lin story is about how in a society full of nonsense and noise, … Continued

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