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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
When your child starts playing a sport like basketball, they’ll likely start with their local school or neighbourhood team before thinking about trying out for a rep team. Having fun, making friends and getting good at the game is the best way to get started in any sport.
When your child starts playing basketball it can often be difficult to know how to encourage them without pushing too hard that they begin to not like the game, but there are several things you can do to help grow both their skills and their love of the game.