Parents, carers, coaches and teachers – you are not alone. skillforkids.com is a website dedicated to providing you with the practical skills and knowledge to nurture children's physical, social and emotional skill development, from early play to competitive sports and beyond.
skillforkids.com is the brainchild of trained physiotherapist and tennis coach, Sean Fyfe. Founded in 2010, the website has been developed in response to the declining physical activity levels of children, the associated health problems such as childhood obesity and a greater understanding of what physical activity and sports participation does for human beings from a physical, psychological and social perspective. We aim to provide users with access to an extensive amount of information and instructions to help children develop skills from a very young age – all delivered in a practical and easy to understand format.
A team of professionals
To get the best advice, you need the best contributors. That's why we at skillforkids.com have scoured Australia and the globe to ensure all contributors to skillforkids.com are highly educated experts in their field. Every article on the site has been specifically developed for skillforkids.com by a growing team of professional Psychologists, Coaches, Physiotherapists and Child Development Professionals in accordance with our philosophy on skill development and supported by contemporary research.
skillforkids.com contributors Sean Fyfe, Jaclyn Friend and Anthony Ross
The skillforkids.com team includes:
Sean Fyfe - skillforkids.com founder, physiotherapist, tennis coach
Anthony Ross - Psychologist
Jaclyn Friend - Physiotherapist
Tina Bryson - Clinical social worker, author
Wayne Goldsmith - Coach, author
Bill Sweetenham - Consultant to high performance coaches, author
Tom Friend - Physiotherapist, pharmacist
Ben Hutchinson - Founder and director of Ginger Sports soccer coaching
Cliff Mallett - Psychologist, athletics coach
Maree Buchan - Accredited Practicing Dietitian
Ian Prangley - Australian Davis Cup Physiotherapist and Tennis Australia National Director for Physiotherapy
Michael Fox - Psychologist
Jarred Parkes - Psychologist
Gary Stickler - Tennis coach
Sandy Chan - Accredited Practicing Dietitian
Clint Fyfe - Tennis coach, managing director of TFP Academy
What you'll learn….
At skillforkids.com you can learn from the world's leading experts about child development, skill acquisition, play, psychology and much more. From information on bonding with your baby, to advice on helping kids deal psychologically with the stresses of sports competition, to sports specific exercises and drills aimed at improving their skills and confidence, skillforkids.com has it all. And best of all, it's delivered in easy to follow articles and videos.
…and how you'll learn it
The website is broken into three age-specific sections (0-3 years, 3-10 years and 10 years and above), with up to 10 categories of articles in each section including essential reading, skills and coordination, skill acquisition, sensory motor development, play and learning, psychology, parenting, coaching, specific sports and health and exercise. Specific articles and videos can then be found in their appropriate category. But don't worry, our powerful article and video browsing and search tools make it possible for you to search all of our articles and videos to find what you're looking for quickly and easily.
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