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Jump Rope for Hockey Success

nyr hockey campThe beauty and magic of jump rope. A childhood toy and playground activity from days gone by is making a comeback in school yards, driveways and youth sports.

A jump rope is inexpensive and easily fits into your child’s pocket, backpack or hockey bag.  Continue reading

Youth Fitness Circle Tag

Looking to add some spice to your practices while enhancing your athletes fitness and conditioning? Circle Tag is a great small group game that is not only fun but has many benefits as well. Continue reading

Warm-up Fundamentals

CXCGHyPWAAAhHo6Looking for some basic warm-up fundamentals to include in your next youth sport practice, game or physical education session or weight room session? Look no further.

A steady dose of fundamental movement skills will do wonders for a child’s physical literacy.

The video below includes a small sampling of movement skills of what one can do to enhance a child’s coordination, balance and spatial awareness in addition to helping them become more injury resistant in their chosen sports.  Continue reading

Finding the Balance in Youth Sports

hockey9_mediumThere’s been a lot of talk of late about the dangers of kids over specializing in one sport at a young age. Continue reading

Ontario Minor Hockey Releases Podcasts

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) recently released it’s new series of podcasts Breakaway. Breakaway is a series of podcasts focusing on the pride, passion and participation of Canada’s national game. Continue reading

Effective Warm-ups for High School Athletes

11329829_10152864381497555_3320197346663173810_nLast month I had the pleasure of presenting at  the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) Coaching Symposium at Durham College in Oshawa and the Symposium for Healthy Active Physical Education (SHAPE UP) in Brockville for the Upper Canada District School Board.  Continue reading

Adult Recess Jump Rope Party

A ton of fun was had at Millennium Park in Peterborough, Ontario when we broke out the beaded jump ropes for an Adult Recess Jump Rope Party.

On hand to take part in the excitement were Continue reading

Field Hockey in Peterborough

Maverick CollageA new youth sport has arrived in Peterborough, Ontario. The sport of field hockey, both a Pan Am Games and an Olympic Sport, is now an option for kids looking for a summer sport in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Continue reading

Youth Fitness Podcast Guest Announcement

the youth fitness podcastThe Youth Fitness Podcast is coming in May.

The Youth Fitness Podcast will feature special guests from around the world talking about everything youth fitness: from strength and conditioning for kids to play, fitness, youth sports, athlete development, physical education, daily physical activity, injury prevention and mental skills to name but a few. We’ll also be making time to talk about topics of interest to you based on your submitted questions. Continue reading

The Youth Fitness Podcast

Youth Fitness PodcastI’m excited to announce the birth of the The Youth Fitness Podcast.  Our first episode will be coming to you next month.

The Youth Fitness Podcast will feature guests from around the world talking about everything youth fitness from Continue reading

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