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How To Teach Cricket To Kids & Beginners

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Cricket is an Australian national pastime. It’s played all over the country, watched and loved by millions, and our national cricket team are looked up to as heroes by kids of all ages. Cricket is also a fun, social game to play, that’s easy to learn and can be enjoyed by boys and girls from as young as 5 years old. You will also find that most schools will include cricket as part of their physical education curriculum and nearly every town and suburb will have a team that plays in a local competition. So, when deciding on a great …

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Benefits Of Team Sports For Kids

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Most parents understand the wide-ranging health and fitness benefits associated with encouraging their child to take up a team sport. These may include… Making regular exercise a habit from a young age Developing bone and muscle strength Developing cardiovascular fitness Maintaining a healthy weight Learning the importance of eating right Reducing their risk of illness and disease But what is less commonly talked about is the immense mental, emotional and social benefits that playing a team sport can offer your child. There is now a growing body of research focusing on these benefits. This research highlights many advantages that your …

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Simple Basketball Drills For Kids

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Incorporating training drills that cover a wide range of basketball skills into basketball coaching programs and training sessions is crucial to the ongoing development of young players. Today we’re going to walk through one of the best drills for improving 4 areas of a young basketball players game. Fitness Ball Movement Communication Lay-ups/Jump Shots By emulating a real-life game situation we’re able to develop skills and fitness whilst ensuring training sessions are fun, high energy and are always preparing kids for the real thing. So let’s get started The Lakers Drill Today’s drill is called “The Lakers Drill”. It’s based …

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Best Sporting Gifts for Kids At Christmas

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So, it’s Christmas time again and you need to rush out and get those last minute Christmas gifts. Shopping centres are crazy at this time of year and finding time to seek out and choose the right present for all your friends and family is no small task. But not to worry… Today we’re going to make life a little easier by giving you some great sporting gift ideas for the children in your life.  So, not only will you be giving a great gift that any kid will enjoy, but you’ll also be encouraging better health and exercise habits, …

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The Benefits of Sport in Managing Your Child’s Asthma

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If your child has asthma it’s only natural as a parent to worry about their physical activity, as it may cause an asthma attack or increase their asthma symptoms. But there are many studies that show playing sport, participating in physical activity and maintaining a good fitness level is actually good for asthma sufferers. Furthermore, it can help reduce the severity and frequency of asthma symptoms. In fact some of the World’s best known professional athletes and Olympic stars have asthma. A recent study showed that 8% of Olympic athletes from the last 5 Olympic Games had asthma. “Being fit …

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Choosing the Best Sports for Your Kids Development

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Getting your kids involved in sport from an early age is a great idea that offers a lot of benefits, both now and into the future. But if your child is still too young to decide for themselves what sport they’d like to play, how do you help choose a sport that is most appropriate for their age, ability, size and personal interests? In this article we’ll look at some of the best sports for children aged from 6-16 years old. But first, let’s take a quick look at some of the reasons why you should encourage your child to …

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Most Popular Team Sports for Kids in Australia

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Australians love sport. Australians often punch well above our weight in terms of sporting success relative to our population. Team sports are one area that we do particularly well in, and especially in team sports for kids. Especially if it’s football, swimming, cycling, tennis or one of the many other sports that we love to get involved in. In Rugby League, Cricket, Rugby Union, Hockey, Netball and Basketball we are often ranked in the top 5 teams worldwide for both men and women, which is an amazing achievement given our population of approximately 23 million. Then we have our own …

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Why Kids Should Learn Different Positions When Playing Sport

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Something that every parent should do for their child is to encourage your child to get involved with team sports. They get to meet new friends, have fun, get lots of exercise! Furthermore, they learn other important skills like teamwork, discipline, communication and respect. These are traits that will help them through their teenage years, into adulthood and also when they eventually join the workforce. But with so many different sports, different competitions and different teams, how do you choose the right sport for your child? One important aspect to investigate when first registering your child to play a new sport …

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Best Australian Sports To Play In Summer

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Summer in Australia is a great time of year! And with the school holidays fast approaching it’s time to start thinking about summer activities. It’s the best time of year to get your kids moving, active and out of the house for a while. The better prepared you are, the less likely it is that your child will spend all holidays lounging around the house, watching TV and playing on their Ipad. Not only will finding some great outdoor activities get them out of the house and out of your hair for a few hours, but it’s also crucial to …

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Top 9 Benefits Of Getting Your Kids Into Sports

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Encouraging your child into team sports from an early age has many benefits. In the past we’ve often focused on the physical and health benefits. However, there’s now a lot of scientific evidence that highlights the mental, emotional and social benefits that come from playing team sports as well. In this article we’ll look at some of the well known, and more recently discovered benefits of getting your child into sports. Physical Benefits Physical Development Regular physical activity, both before and during puberty, is shown to improve the development of stronger bones and muscles, a recent study has found. When …

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How Parents Can Encourage Kids Into Sports

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Playing team sports can be one of the most enjoyable parts of growing up. You may remember yourself running around, smiling, laughing, getting active, feeling excited before every practice session or game day. Not only that, but the benefits of encouraging your child into a sport can also make a huge positive impact on the rest of their life. These include physical (improved health and fitness), emotional (more confidence, happiness and improved behaviour), and social (meeting friends, improving communication skills and learning teamwork and responsibility) benefits. That’s why it is important to give your child every opportunity to become part …

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10 Psychological and Social Benefits of Sport

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The physical benefits of sport and activity are well documented in the media and elsewhere. The World Health Organisation states that the Benefits of Physical Activity for Young People include maintaining a healthy body weight and development of a healthy cardiovascular system leading to increased wellness. Importantly, contemporary studies also suggest that sport can also have a huge impact on the psychological and social well-being of a child as well as teaching them some extremely valuable life skills too. Blogger Amy Cox provided an overview of the top 10 psychological and social benefits for kids gained and enjoyed through sport… …

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How To Select The Right Sport For Your Child

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There are great benefits encouraging your child to take up sports at an early age, including: Health and fitness: Better endurance and cardiovascular health Maintaining a healthy weight to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and other diseases Improving muscle and bone strength Improving balance and flexibility Expending excess energy (this should be called “a parent benefit”) Improving sleep patterns Psychological benefits More confidence Improving discipline Gaining a healthy body image Learning new skills Creating a habit of regular exercise Social benefits Learning teamwork and responsibility Better communication skills Making new friends With this long list of immediate and …

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7 Tips For Getting Your Kids Active These School Holidays

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Every year it seems harder and harder to get kids off the couch, or to put down the iPad for a minute and go out for some fresh air and exercise. This is hardly surprising when you consider the average child or teen spends 7 hours a day either watching TV or using computers, phones, and other electronic devices for entertainment. In fact, recent studies show that only 1 in 3 kids are active everyday, and over one quarter of children aged 5-17 are considered overweight or obese*. And there’s a lot of evidence to suggest that these shocking numbers …