Kids when growing up need to explore different sports for them to choose a sport that finds their interest. This allows them to be experimental while putting their skills to test. Moreover, playing more than one game allows the kids to expand their social circle which eventually reduces stress.
Prince George’s organization hopes to introduce multiple sports such as hockey and soccer to local kids through their first of it’s kind multi-sports camp. For November 29th BC Hockey north has partnered with Prince George Youth Soccer Association to bring forward this opportunity for youngsters.
BC Hockey North’s Regional Manager believes that playing a variety of sports reduces boredom, serious injuries and players are less regretful of choosing or playing one game. Introducing multiple sports at a young age, basically, allows athletes to be born in the long run.
Statistics show that specialization in one sport has a 46% chance of a serious injury compared to only 24% when playing more sports.
Bristowe believes that introducing sports at a young age can help in building an active lifestyle and help youngsters find their sports of interest.
While it took a little while and a lot of meetings and discussions to decide the implications of executing such a plan, but eventually three on-ice and three soccer sessions were planned. Right now, up to 50 spots are set up for the camp and the team is also working on a hockey/ basketball camp in partnership with Northern Bounce to be held in January. Further information is present on the BC Hockey’s website.
The individual athlete’s cost is $110 per day and registrations are done via BC Hockey’s website.