Thursday, January 31, 2008

Natural Athletes

Is our western society decreasing the number of natural athletes through the regimented training strategies we use with children. I was recently in Fiji and was facinated by the local kids that would sneak into our resort to use the pool. The flips and dives over the vollyball net made my children and me stand and clap and I started to think I bet they have had no sessions with a personal trainer or gymnastic coach. We have much to learn from the idea of letting kids do their own thing without boundaries if we want to develop athleticism. sure enough the next day my kids were trying the same thing with some success until thier conservative Dad was worried about their safety. See even I have to let the athleticism develop

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