It’s not uncommon for a child to be hesitant about participating in a sport. Here’s what we as parents can do to help encourage them.
To understand the movement mechanics of fundamental movement skills (FMS), it is helpful to see them performed. The links below take you to excellent short videos at KIDDO that show children performing each skill at different stages of development. As you watch these videos, remember that skill learning depends on the child’s physical readiness. Children … Continued
Many parents have asked me if I think competition is healthy for kids. Is it healthy? Is it “toxic”? Does it diminish self-confidence?
As parents and coaches, we must make youth sports fun for kids. Tim Hortons’ latest advertisement highlights this.
Marie-Claude Asselin is CEO of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada, and worked to launch the Canadian Sport Helpline.
From early specialization to costly programs to hyper-competition, this documentary tells its story through the voices of people directly involved: parents, coaches, and teachers.
In this episode, Active for Life editor-in-chief Richard Monette talks with John O’Sullivan, founder of Changing the Game Project.
Parents can insist sports clubs train and screen all coaches
See what programs schools across Canada have to offer
Parent role models have a big impact on their daughters
The expert on youth sport talks about the important role of parents
Multi-sport helps kids develop multiple skills
AfL Pro gets sent out twice a year
It’s time to stop debating who is responsible for making multi-sport programming a priority for kids under the age of 8. Here’s a list of actions we can all take.
Referee shows the ugly side of parents and youth sports
Quality sport builds more than physical literacy
NSOs federal funding at risk if they don’t comply
A moving family is a healthy family
Learn how different sports help each other
Let’s make athlete safety a priority
How to make multi-sport the new normal
4 Canadian women speak out about abuse
5 strategies to enhance sport participation
If the world could see what a mom sees in her child