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Sports & Fitness

Fun & Fundamentals - Choosing the Right Sports Program. What Makes a Quality Sport Program or Camp?

Many sport camps and programs will improve your child’s skill level in a given sport, but not every program will also instil the desire to stay active for life. This is an important distinction, and one parents should bear in mind when selecting a sport program or camp for their child.

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Help! I'm About to Become a Hockey Parent

Our three children grew up playing hockey in Calgary. Our sons are now 27 and 23; our daughter is 21. They all still love the sport. Here are five tips for parents who are heading to the rink for the first time:

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Confessions of a First-Time Sports Parent

I was sitting on the first row of wooden bleachers in the small elementary school gym. It was 9 o’clock on a Saturday morning and my fifth-grade daughter, Gabriela (my oldest), was standing on the volleyball court about to play the first game of the season with her school team. It was her first volleyball game ever and the first competitive athletic event of her life.

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Just Like Organizing for Olympic Gold: Winning Tips for Organizing Kids for Summer Sports

There’s no disputing the value of children participating in organized sports. Sports help teach kids about physical fitness, develop important social and interpersonal skills, and teach them the value of hard work and persistence. And, with this summer showcasing the 2012 Olympics in London, there’s sure to be an increased interest in sports.

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