Mom’s Got Game
When mom participates in sport, kids are more likely to do the same. When the family supports mom, it brings everyone together.
The benefits of physical activity and sport participation cannot be understated. And while moms recognize the importance of physical activity for their health and wellbeing, they often prioritize the needs of their children, household, or employer above their own (Hamilton & White, 2010; Krouse et al., 2011).
Ringette Canada is proud to support the SIRC initiative ‘Mom’s got Game’ to support Moms who play ringette being able to get the support they need to play the game they love. We are supporting Moms by making it easier for them to bring their families and friends to the CRC to help them navigate their return to sport while keeping their little ones close by.
Women report significant decreases in their physical activity levels after giving birth to their first child (McIntyre & Rhodes, 2009). Up to 75% of moms experience barriers to regular physical activity, including lack of time and social support, fatigue, childcare, and obligations to other roles (Verhoef & Love, 1992).
Research shows: when mom coaches or participates in sport and physical activity, everybody wins! So let’s celebrate moms who are making efforts to play sports and be physically active; We want to help provide resources for moms to get involved in sport for the first time, or to participate more often. Help us change the perceptions and attitudes of friends and family (e.g., partners, children) to support mom’s physical activity and sport participation.
Photo: Melissa Breslin & child