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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

Why House League Sports May Be Best for Your Child

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.

Since they won’t jump on the court knowing […]

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

10 Tips for Parents of Youth Athletes 

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.

Essential tips to help your young athlete

At […]

By |September 18th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

10 Reasons Why Kids (and Parents) Love Basketball       

Playing basketball is often thought of as a fun way to get active and have a good time with friends. In Canada, youth basketball is on the rise. Perhaps it’s a combination of the enormous success of our World Champion Toronto Raptors, and the fact that basketball is truly an international sport. No matter […]

By |August 21st, 2020|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

Why Parents Coaching & Shouting from the Sidelines is Bad for Kids       

When your kids start playing basketball, there’s no doubt you’ll be excited to go watch them play. It can feel natural to call out instructions and yell your opinions from the sidelines, after all, you’re just helping your child play their best game!

But what you don’t realize is that your sideline coaching (or […]

By |July 21st, 2020|Categories: Articles, Youth Health & Fitness|0 Comments

Strength and Conditioning for Youth Basketball: 9 Tips                  

When improving your basketball skills, it’s not just about working on plays on the court or getting your passing game down. Improving your overall strength and ability to play a full game without your body giving out is a big part of your ball game. Especially during the off season, you want to […]

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

What are the Most Important Basketball Skills?

Mastering the game of basketball is a never-ending process. There are many skills that will factor into how good your game is. While most of these main skills are considered fundamental in a good basketball game, it’s likely that you aren’t a master at every one of them. Although you don’t have to be a […]

By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on What are the Most Important Basketball Skills?
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