Where can your kids play soccer or baseball?

by Richard Carmichael on April 23, 2010

HeadsUp Dad brings you organized soccer and baseball leagues in your areas with the League Selector by Canadian Tire

Want to get your kids engaged with sports in your community but don't know where to go? Canadian Tire has the answer!

Thinking of getting your son or daughter involved in an active summer, playing Soccer or Baseball in an organized community league?

Not sure where to go or where to sign up? Heads Up Dad spotted this today and wanted to pass it along to you.

The good people in the marketing department at Canadian Tire obviously believe in the many benefits of getting your kids engaged too, so have knocked their heads together and come up with an innovative community engagement idea in the form of a league finder tool. It does not need much more of an introduction than that.

Your child should engage in and play sports:

When you get your kids involved in any kind of sports activities, you are looking out for more than their physical well-being. Organized play contributes to a greater sense of self awareness, allows them to experience being part of a team, improves their overall health and happiness, whether your child is swinging a bat, swimming in a pool or kicking a ball.

There are many benefits of athletic activities for kids:

  • Physical Exercise: Running around, jumping, playing outdoors in the fresh air improves all areas of physical conditioning, including cardiovascular health, muscle development, coordination and weight control.
  • Self Esteem: Participating in organized youth sports is a confidence builder. Kids learn new skills, discover their talents and strengths, and enjoy an ongoing sense of accomplishment.
  • Community and Teamwork: Joining a local community sports league gives young kids a chance to socialize and make new friends. They learn the importance of working together with their peers to accomplish a common goal.
  • Passion and Dedication to task: Discovering a passion for sports not only provides an escape from everyday routines, it also helps cultivate essential life skills like focus, concentration, discipline, perseverance and commitment.

All in all it is a great idea to enroll your kids in organized sporting activities for many reasons. Make sure you get them engaged in activities that are right for them. Expose them to as much as they are interested in and remember not to push them too hard if they are not having a good time. Its all about having fun, getting fit and meeting new friends. When its not fun for them, they won’t do it. If they love something, they are more likely to connect with it and stick with it for a long time.

Canadian Tire has done a great job with this initiative. More companies should think outside the box like this. You win, your kids win, Canadian Tire wins. Everybody wins!

Go ahead, check it out, and after you are all signed up, remember to head over to Canadian Tire to pick up your gloves, bats, balls and everything else you need for a summer of athletic fun for your kids. Happy summer, here we come.

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