Should Taxpayers Pay for High Performance Sport Training Facilities?
Of the multitude of athletes that start out in a sport, only a few make it to the level of high performance training. This is recognized as the sport pyramid.
Most children start out in soccer in the neighborhood park, gymnastics in the school gym, skating at the local outdoor skating rink and swimming lessons at the local “Y” or small city pool. These are the fundamental building block sport skill programs that are the base for the sports these children will choose a few years later. There are tens of thousands of Edmonton children in these fundamental programs starting as young as preschool age.
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