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What Should I Look for in a Summer Sports Camp?                    

With most rec leagues paused for the summer you may be on the hunt for a great summer sports camp for your young athlete. But with so many options out there it can be hard to know exactly what to look for in a sports camp. Though a key tenant of summer camp is […]

By |July 14th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

Benefits of Fair Playing Time in Youth Basketball

When your child starts playing a sport like basketball, you are no doubt looking forward to cheering them on from the sidelines during game play. However, gone are the days of parents tracking their child’s playing time down to the minute and fighting for their player to get even time on the court. And […]

By |June 16th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

What is The Right Size Basketball for My Child’s Age?         

When your child starts playing basketball at school or on an extra curricular team, the equipment is likely provided to them by the school or organization. So, when it comes time to buy them a basketball to further their skills at home and between team practices, you might notice that basketballs come in different […]

By |May 14th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

The Many Benefits for Girls in Sports

Playing sports and maintaining a level of regular physical activity has always been a positive thing for people of all ages. Unfortunately, when it comes to many team sports, participation levels seem to reflect that there’s more males participating than females. Particularly approaching high school, participation drop off rates among girls is much greater than […]

By |April 19th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

What is the Right Age to Start Playing Competitive Basketball?

When your child starts to show an interest in playing sports it is natural to think about the effects it could have on their lives. Playing a sport has many positive effects on kids of all ages, from improving their social skills to helping them succeed in the classroom. But there is another facet to […]

By |March 15th, 2021|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Basketball Lessons Provide Kids Great Life Lessons               

Though sports can provide numerous different physical and mental health benefits for children who play regularly, the positive effects actually go far beyond these ones. Along with health effects, sports like basketball can impart a number of different life lessons that youth players will carry with them for their entire lives.

Life lessons […]

By |February 18th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

Can youth playing soccer improve their basketball game?

During their school years many children will end up playing more than one sport. While you may think that it is your duty as a dedicated sports parent to encourage them to pick a favourite and really hone their game, there may be benefits to encouraging them to become multi sport athletes.

The ability to […]

By |January 14th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

Basketball Fundamentals: Best Way to Teach Basketball to a Child    

When you’ve been playing basketball for awhile it can feel so natural to you that you may even forget how to best teach someone how to play. But when teaching a child how to play the game, you want to go about it in a certain way to ensure you both build a love […]

By |December 16th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

How Exercise Can Improve Children’s Mental Health

Though you may think of physical activity as being something that people to do just to maintain or improve their physical well being, there are actually many mental benefits as well. Kids who take part in regular physical activity have repeatedly shown to be more confident, do better in school, relate well with other kids […]

By |November 13th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments
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