How to reduce sports anxiety felt by kids
If your kid becomes visibly anxious prior to participating in a sport, you'll know just how heartbreaking this scenario is.
Your usually care free and expressive child become withdrawn and reserved. They start to display lethargic tendencies. Sweaty palms, pale skin colour and loss of appetite become noticeable.
You may not realise that you can turn this around!
Teaching your kid how to manage sports anxiety is an important job; it can prevent them from avoiding sports and physical activity -...
Australian Kids Need Active Parents
Research commissioned by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) indicates a strong relationship between physically active and sporty parents and their kids. For example, 73% of the kids surveyed in the research by the ASC had at least one parent involved in a sport or physical activity like walking, gardening or gym work.
Furthermore, 90% of kids surveyed who had at least one parent participating in sport or volunteering in the administration of a sporting club, are themselves registered with a...
Cricket Coaching tips for Aussie kids
Cricket coaching in school holidays is a perfect time to ensure cricketing skills don’t become rusty for junior cricketers of all abilities.
During school holidays, many junior cricketers take a break from competitive cricket. But, this does not mean that you cannot maintain your form as a batsmen, bowler or fielder. In fact, the school holidays gives you plenty of time to continue practicing your game so that when the season recommences, you can remain at the top of your game.
You just need a...
AFL Skills and Coaching Tips
We thought it would be super helpful to parents of kids (aged 6-13 years) if we provided you will access to four different AFL games and activities that you can use with your kids any time of the AFL season.
This will help you to support their desire to continually develop their AFL skills and AFL game sense.
There are four games you will learn in this article including two marking games, a kicking game and a passing game - so you can mix it up depending on what area you feel needs more practi...
How to keep your kids fit during school holidays
Your kids love school holidays for so many different reasons. The freedom to wake up at any time. The freedom to treat themselves to video games, reading or surfing the net or checking out the latest YouTube video content. The freedom to spend hours hanging out with friends and family.
However, we are confident that parents will agree, that there is nothing like treating having your kids enjoy these experiences in the school holidays AFTER they spend some time working on their health and fitnes...