Monthly Archives: February 2011

At What Age Should My Child Specialise in a Specific Sport?

Young Baseball Player

Children need to develop as athletes before they become specialized as players. This can be achieved by teaching children the fundamental skills required as a foundation for more complex physical activities and sports. These basic skills form the basis of “physical literacy” – fundamental movement and fundamental sport skills which permit a child to move […]

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Life skills automatically result from mere participation. True or false?

kids-hockey

“The moral value of exercises and sports far outweigh the physical value” was attributed to the philosopher Plato.    Sport has been seen to contribute to “moral value” and life skills for thousands of years and has become a key word in recent times.   But current research is questioning whether this happens automatically or is only […]

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Illegal or Ignorant? How performance enhancing substances can damage a career

Performance Enhancing Substances

Within the space of a few days in November 2010, three leading South African sportsmen (two rugby players and a cricketer) tested positive for substances prohibited by the World Anti Doping Association (WADA). Was this doping to enhance performance, ignorance on the part of the players and/or their medical teams or contaminated products? Whatever the […]

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Welcome to Positive Sport Parent

Positive Sport Parent

Welcome to Positive Sport Parent. By being part of the PSP family, you will gain awareness, understanding, guidance, knowledge and education that will better equip you to encourage and inspire your children to achieve their full potential through positive sporting experiences. It will empower you to become more aware of all the factors at play […]

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