Parents and youth coaches need to realize the importance of skill development
Active for Life: Hockey
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 hockey players, and better athletes.
Here are our key articles about hockey and physical literacy:
Kids play sports for the fun of it
It’s important to understand how yelling in the stands might affect your child’s focus and his or her overall enjoyment of the game.
Let’s not overwhelm fledgling players
When the game is fun for everyone, everybody wins
For coaches, when it comes to helping young kids love sport and movement, the secret is making playing and practicing fun.
Enjoyment and skills development should be high on the list
5 common hockey phrases explained
As parents and coaches, we must make youth sports fun for kids. Tim Hortons’ latest advertisement highlights this.
Set yourself up for a successful season as a hockey parent
The direction Canadian hockey, at its highest levels, is heading
Repetition of one activity to the exclusion of all others is rarely wise
Here’s a hint: it’s not single sport specialization
The key is to develop players over the long term
Why it’s important for goalies to develop skills in other sports and activities
To achieve full potential, young hockey players should develop skills in other sports
Developing physical literacy optimizes both lifelong physical activity and athlete development
The sport of hockey needs to establish a new normal in Canada
Kids should participate in many different sports and physical activities
Children need an age-appropriate space to feel comfortable and have fun
Diversification is more important during a child’s first decade
Adding physical literacy to the routine boosts inspiration and ability
Half-ice hockey helps with skills development
Variety is crucial until the age of 14 or 15