Are you ready to play kids sports? Do you want some sports information for kids? Looking for your kids first sport? Well, you have come to the right place!
Sports are so much fun! I love to watch my kids playing sports, and I can help you learn what to expect when your kids want to play sports too.
I have more than a decade of experience with my three kids in a variety of sports and activities, and I am still smack dab in the middle of experiencing them all today! :-)
Are you looking for fun activities for your kids to do? Why not let them enjoy some sports fitness fun?
You might never know they like sports until they give it a try.
I have two boys and a girl, and my two boys LOVE to play kids sports! My husband and I have found that when our children play sports, they are less likely to be bored.
You know the routine... your child wakes up on Saturday morning, eats their breakfast, and the next thing they ask is "what are we going to do today?”.
They eagerly wait for you to tell them all the fun-filled things you have planned for them to do.
If you don't have anything planned, they will get that disappointed look on their face...
Usually I would get that look from my 10 year old son...
Then they come to you later saying, “I’m bored, there’s nothing to do”.
When I was a child, my dad would always say…"If you're that bored, you can help with the laundry and house cleaning". Of course that was the last time I ever said I was bored in front of him again. ;)
So now my kids are constantly playing some type of sport all year long.
It definitely keeps them busy with something to do. They have to practice anywhere from one to five days a week, and they play at least one game a week depending on the sport.
There is no such thing as a "boys sport" or a "girls sport" only. Both boys and girls can play any sports, especially when they are young.
In fact, having girls in sports is a very good way to teach them good healthy habits at a young age.
My little girl has shown more interest in dance and gymnastics for now, which are also very good extra curricular activities. I do think we will try her out in soccer as well, just for a little diversity.
My son Max playing catcher
OK, so here is a list of why kids should play sports:
My son Tucker playing football (#13 bottom right)
So I stated the many reasons your kids should play sports, but why would they want to play sports?
Good question! They want to play sports for many reasons too:
We are all born with the need to “belong” to something. We have an instinct to be accepted into a group, and we naturally want others to be proud of us.
Since this is part of our human nature, we need to recognize it and nurture it in the most positive way possible. We as parents have the power to help influence those choices for our kids while they are still young.
Getting kids involved with some type of group, whether they play kids sports or get involved with some other organization, is the best way to keep them out of the wrong crowd of kids or a gang that could start them down the wrong path in life.
So what sport do our kids like to play? Our answer is “several”!
See, every time I think that one of my boys has found their favorite sport, they find another one they like too.
Each sport has its own fascinating twist of rules and they vary upon being more individual or team oriented.
I tend to like the kids sports that have more individual time to see my child shine! Even though most sports do involve a team, some allow your child more individual attention than others.
You also get more involved with the other players on the team when you get to see them each perform individually.
In this website, I will walk through some of the most popular sports for kids and explain the different qualities for each of them.
Below are all the sports that my kids have tried so far, and I can explain the pro’s and con’s of each sport. We have learned a lot about them over the years, and each one has there up’s and downs.
When my kids were young between the ages of three and thirteen, they would play a different sport each season. I do not recommend them playing more than one sport at a time or per season, although I know some friends who do that.
Some sports can be physically tiring, so playing more than one in a season could wear your child down fast and effect other areas of their lives. My kids grades always came first.
Not only can it be physically tiring for them, but it's hard on the parents too.
Keeping up with two team schedules can literally be impossible at times. Practice and game times could overlap, and the mental exhaustion of trying to commit to both teams can wear you down.
Of course there are several other sports for kids to play besides the ones I mention on this site, and it can be hard to choose just one at a time.
If your child seems to do okay with two sports, it might be just fine to try it. You can always change back to one the following season.
For example they might like swimming and baseball, and those two sports might be a nice compliment to each other.
The decision is up to each parent and child. There is no right or wrong answer, because every child is different. I can only make suggestions.
I hope you find some useful information on this site to make your own decision about what sport you might like your kids to try. I know I love watching my kids playing sports, and I am certain that you will too.
I only have a few pages on my site right now, but I will continue to add to it over the next several weeks.
It can be difficult finding time to work on this site when we are all so busy with school and sports.
It is fun to discuss my kids and their love for sports, and I hope to provide insight to anyone who is looking for it. :)
Please check back for additional information about playing kids sports.
Just remember, when your children play kids sports, it can help them start down the right path in life.
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