Spring Weather

Spring weather provides us the opportunity to get outside, enjoy the outdoors and longer days. Spring is also considered the ‘off season’ for a large number of organized youth sports. Engaging in activity during the off season is a popular way for young athletes to try to gain an edge for the next athletic season.…

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Misty Zanger

My journey with FAME started before it was even called FAME; we were just a group of female community members brought together to initiate a network that would help our community and the females within it. In the beginning, we wanted to learn about what opportunities were already in our community for females of all…

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Courage

Courage… grade 9…first year of high school and I was really excited to try out for the basketball team. There were the three levels, grade 9 students tried out for the juniors, midget’s grade 10-11 and seniors grade 12.  I spent hours at the outside court near my house practicing my free throws and lay…

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Fundamental Movements in Children

Can your child catch, jump, run, swim, throw, slide? These are examples of fundamental movement skills. Developing these movements skills before puberty gives children a solid foundation to build physical literacy and enables them to excel in sport into their adolescent and adult years. Children who develop movement skills before puberty have the potential to…

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Get Inspired: Jordan Mortlock

Fifteen year old Jordan Mortlock has been playing hockey since she was five playing on a local grassroots Tim Bits hockey team and this year making our local SEAC Bantam AAA team as the only female on the team and one of the few females in the league.  “Jordan is an exceptional athlete and hockey…

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Strength in Women

Since the beginning of time humans have participated in sport in some form or another. Hunters and gatherers played archery and combat games. The first Olympics included footraces, throwing events, and wrestling. In modern times, much of our culture is shaped by participating or spectating sports such as hockey, football, golf, and mixed martial arts.…

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Get Inspired: Madison Marshall

Name: Madison Marshall Age: 15 Sport: Volleyball Team: Brooks Composite High School Team/ Panthers Club Team Long Term Goal: Play professional volleyball Hero: Junior High Coach – Shawn Lachapelle “He’s believed in my since day one, putting me on the senior team in grade seven.  I always looked up to him because of the way…

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