When you were a kid, what was your experience with sport? When you participated in P.E. classes, team sports, swimming lessons, or dance classes – was it fun? Did you learn skills? And did it make you want to keep playing? Designed properly, children’s sport can be fun. It can also provide exciting challenges and rich skill development.
PacificSport is dedicated to encouraging people of all ages to be physically active and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
As parents, we recognize that sports and physical activity play an important role in our children’s healthy growth and development, but recently physical activity has suffered serious decline among Canadian children. Medical and sport research shows that our children are increasingly at risk for obesity and disease due to low levels of activity and poor nutritional habits.
Physical literacy is critical for children to feel confident when they engage in physical activity for fun, health and competition. It is the basic building block for staying physically active and healthy as an adult. Everyone is capable of becoming physically literate.
Sport for Life for Parents
If we make it fun, challenging and instructive, we can expect two results:
- More of our children will stay physically active throughout their lifetime.
- More of our children will reach the top ranks of amateur and professional competition if they choose the path for elite training.
Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) is a movement to make sport and activity better and more fun for our kids. The goal of CS4L is to focus on the best interests of kids, and not on the goals of coaches or parents who simply want to win at all costs.
Kids who have fun playing a sport are more likely to stay active and healthy for their entire lifetime. They also have a better chance of becoming a top athlete. So make it fun, and make it quality!