Sports medicine surgeon Dr. Scott Pepin has been a competitive athlete since childhood. Now that he has children of his own, he speaks frequently with Children’s sports leagues and team may encourage commitment to a single sport, but Dr. Pepin explains that a single sport focus increases injury risks.
Young curlers with aspirations both on and off the ice can now apply for Curling Canada’s For the Love of Curling scholarship program to help make those dreams come true.
There will be no playoffs in the Western Hockey League following the 2020-21 season. The major junior league announced Monday that the season will conclude following the completion of the 24-game regular season due to COVID-19 concerns.
For young athletes isolation due to the pandemic has been amplified as youth sports leagues across the country have cancelled full seasons due to COVID-19. Jumpstart Charities gets $12M boost from Canadian Tire to help rebuild youth sports.
A significant number of girls stop playing sports competitively in puberty and adolescence. Canada presents a case of a continuous decrease in women's sports participation in schools.
It only takes a few moments of watching Azim play to get a sense of that leaping ability and his power. He’s calculated in how he approaches the game.
"...In this new reality, we've already seen a first wave of decisions made that are dramatically impacting student-athletes' lives, careers and futures," said Holmes in a statement.
U Sports cancelled its football season and 2020 Vanier Cup in June due to the COVID-19. The decision is a result of the ongoing uncertainties with student-athlete health & safety, travel and public health restrictions.
University athletic programs are beginning to feel the cash and talent crunch as showcase events have been cancelled, revenue has dried up, and rosters have ballooned with extra athletes.