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 find out what to expect when you want to play kids sports too.
I have more than a decade of experience with my three kids playing in a variety of sports and activities, and I am still smack dab in the middle of experiencing them all playing sports today! :-)
My husband and I have learned so much about several different sports and what it takes for our kids to get a great experience out of playing them.
Are your kids looking for fun activities to do? Do they like the idea of playing sports? Why not let them enjoy some sports fitness fun?
You may never know they like to play kids sports until they give it a try.
Your child may want to play sports, but as a parent you might be asking "why should my kids play sports?".
Your kids will never be bored again...
I have two boys and a girl, and my two boys LOVE to play kids sports! Children are less likely to be bored when they play sports.
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 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”.
Well if they like sports, then get them signed up for the one they like most and have them start practicing today.
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. ;)
Now my kids are constantly playing some type of sport all year long, and having kids in sports keeps parents busy too.
Sports has definitely kept my kids busy with something to do. They have to practice 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 strictly "boys sport" or a "girls sport". Both boys and girls can play any sport, 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 great extra curricular activities. I do think we will try her out in soccer for a little diversity.
My son Max playing catcher
On 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 my kids have tried so far, and I will explain the pro’s and con’s of each of them. We learned a lot about them over the years, and each one has its own challenges.
When my kids were between the ages of three and thirteen, they would play a different sport each season.
I do not recommend kids playing more than one sport at a time 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.
Schoolwork and grades always come first with my kids.
Not only can too many sports 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 back down 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 about what sport you might like your kids to try. I know I love to watch my children play kids sports, and I am certain that you will too.
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.