My Kids Sports Events Are Running Up My Gas Bill - How About Yours?

Kids Sports! I remember this could mean grabbing some of the guys on the block to play a game of football or baseball. There wasn't any problem in getting a pickup basketball game going either. If you excelled in High School Athletics you were possibly rewarded with a scholarship.

Nowadays your kid is specializing in one particular sport. And it has become a year long activity versus the seasonal activity of old. Things have become much more competitive these days. But one thing is for sure. Sports for kids are the best extracurricular activity. When your child is part of a team they learn the value of sportsmanship and teamwork. It also keeps them active and improves their social skills and concentration. It may even create a life long hobby in the process.

So What is The Best Sport for My Kid?

The first thing to consider is their interest. If you were the star quarterback of your football team it doesn't mean that your kid will be. They may be the next Nolan Ryan. If your kid is having fun then their participation will be that much more enhanced. Not to mention when you're watching from the sidelines you won't be cringing if you see your kid just picking the daisies.

Look at their age, size, any skills they have and their abilities.

Here's some profiles of the various sports available.

  • Baseball or Softball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Skating
  • Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Choosing a Sport for Your Child

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