You signed your child up for soccer or hockey, and then the league sent you an email: ‘We need coaches!’ Maybe you had never coached kids’ sports before, and you thought it might be fun to coach. Maybe your coaching credentials are as long as your arm, and you counted down the days to when you’d be able to take to the ice and coach your Timbit. Either way, you were excited to help out and have been coaching ever since.
Winter is here, and you have two choices for how to deal with the next four (or more!) months: Embrace the snow and ice and find a way to enjoy the season or hibernate and wait for spring. Getting outside in winter raises your spirits, boosts mental wellness, and keeps you physically fit. It’s a win-win for both body and mind. Read on for five winter sports my family enjoys that yours will enjoy, too!
Every child deserves a positive sport and movement experience, one that meets their needs and brings them joy. Being active and engaged is an essential part of a pre-teen’s growth and development, positively impacting their mental and physical well-being. But what do you do if your pre-teen who doesn’t want or shies away from the pressures or commitment of a competitive sport? What if it’s just not the right fit for your child?
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