The following is an excerpt from “Multisport training helps Vancouver swim team be better athletes” by Shelley Boettcher that first appeared on Active for Life on June 15th, 2017. Read the full article here.
Part of UBC’s School of Kinesiology outreach programs, the Active Kids classes are geared toward children ages one and a half to 18 years. They operate seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and they are particularly popular because they are recreational and non-competitive, says Dylan Brown, program manager for Active Kids. They’re simply about getting kids moving in a variety of ways: jumping, running, balancing, stretching.
“One of our driving philosophies is to get as many children as possible having positive experiences in sport and trying a range of activities,” Brown says.
“Learning the fundamentals — running, kicking, throwing, catching, safe landings, agility, balance, coordination — these things are so important for kids to learn because it gives them the full package, what they need to be active for life.”