Steve Nash is a superstar in the NBA and a successful entrepreneur, but he’s also pretty good on a skateboard and with a soccer ball. Steve is living proof of what children can become when they develop physical literacy. He shows us his basketball, skateboarding and soccer skills in the video “Training Day”. Just a normal … Continued
Active for Life: Basketball
Basketball was invented by Canadian James Naismith in 1891. More than 120 years later, participation in the sport continues to grow across the country.
While the game has evolved over time, one thing hasn’t changed: children need to learn basic movement skills and develop physical literacy to become successful basketball players.
Active for Life has information, advice, and resources for parents who want to ensure that their young basketball players become physically literate and experience success, both on and off the court.
Check out these articles about basketball, team sports, and physical literacy:
Kids play sports for the fun of it
New postcard encourages parents and coaches to learn more
Here’s how you can get your child the right introduction to basketball
Repetition of one activity to the exclusion of all others is rarely wise
Developing physical literacy optimizes both lifelong physical activity and athlete development
When players play for the love of the game, everybody wins
John Nash shares insights on raising successful kids
He may not look like a typical professional basketball player, but Jeremy Lin is living up to “Linsanity,” the phrase he’s inspired with his stellar play in the NBA. The National Post’s Bruce Arthur captured the phenomenon that is Lin: “But right now the Jeremy Lin story is about how in a society full of nonsense and noise, … Continued
Kids should participate in many different sports and physical activities
A late night basketball program for youth in Toronto’s community housing neighbourhoods
Variety is crucial until the age of 14 or 15
The Canadian basketball star on raising kids to be physically literate
Here’s a hint: it’s not single sport specialization
Diversification is more important during a child’s first decade
The youngster has become an Internet sensation
Children need an age-appropriate space to feel comfortable and have fun