Why Your Kids Should Join a Sports Team

Kids love to play with other kids.  Joining a sports team will give them the opportunity to play with other kids, learn the rules of a sport, and have some structured playtime while giving mom and dad a break. Learn more about this and some ways that you can get your family involved in sports this summer. There are sports camps and teams that children can join when they are as young as three years old.  The age and type of sport they join will dictate the time commitment needed and the cost. Joining a sports summer camp gives kids the opportunity to learn more about sports, make friends, and spend time outside! Have a discussion with your older children about what kind of sports they are interested in and what is available.  Find out if they want to play on a team or if they would prefer to play a game that they are on their own. Summer sports played in teams:

  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse

Summer sports played individually or in pairs:

  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field
  • Golf

Being active and having fun should be the goal of any sport your child chooses.  Starting a new camp or sport can be scary for young kids, so have them give it a chance, but if they aren’t having fun try and find something where they will! If joining a sports team is too expensive or programs aren’t available in your area, consider starting a sports day or night in the neighborhood.  Talk to some other parents and go to a local park or a neighbor’s backyard to let the kids play.  You can set-up official teams or be more casual and let the kids have fun while learning the rules of the game.  With this option, you can choose a different sport for each week of the summer or rotate between a few favorites. Not all kids are into sports, so don’t push it.  Some kids can be just as happy to come along and be the cheerleaders. Join them and think up some fun cheers to encourage all of the players! Team Mantra can equip your team this summer with unique and special clothing and gear! Check us out on our website and let us help you out with all your sporting needs.

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