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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

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
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