Many parents of young kids believe that more is better, that they are giving their child an edge by narrowing in on one sport, or even that it is a matter of competitive survival. The reality, however, is very different. Studies consistently document the dangers that include the child’s overall development, dangers in terms of injury to growing bodies, and the danger of burnout.
Hockey Manitoba has created a streamlined player development guide outlining key development strategies throughout minor hockey. Guidelines within the model will allow Associations, coaches, and parents across the province to provide optimal development pathways for their young players as they age through the minor hockey system and the Hockey Canada Long-Term Player Development model. Download the Full Made in Manitoba Player Development Model
What is physical literacy? Physical activity is a lot more fun when we’re physically literate. If we want children to be active for life, they need to develop physical literacy at a young age. Physicalliteracy.ca offers coaches, recreation professionals and health practitioners access to a wide range of resources that can help people become physically literate.
True Sport is a series of programs and initiatives designed to give people, communities and organizations the means by which to leverage the many benefits of sport from a platform of shared values and principles. Through public consultation, Canadians have told us that they want their sport experience to be based on the values of fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun. To learn more click here.