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5 Exciting Ways To Encourage Your Kids To Play Sports

As a parent, you always want to be able to bring the best out in your children. Not only is it important to you for them to be happy, but you definitely always want to ensure that they reach their potential, and can generally be successful in whatever it is that they want to do. It’s only natural for us to press academics. We know that education is important, so it’s second nature for us to encourage them in school, and support their academics. But what about sports? Sports are often underestimated, but they’re a great way for your kids to not only have fun but become well-rounded individuals too. So let’s take a look at the ways in which you can encourage your kids to play sports.

1. Take Them To A Game

One of the most effective ways to enough an interest in sports, or a certain sport, in particular, is to actually get out there and watch a game. There’s nothing quite like the atmosphere and excitement of being at a live game. This is often what can get your little ones hooked on a particular sport. So if you really want to spark a passion in a certain sport, think about taking them to a few live games, whether they’re showcasing local teams or international starts.

2. Follow Your Favorite Sports Together

Sometimes, it’s also really effective to be able to create a close bond between you both over a sport or a range of different sports. When you want to improve focus, then watching and following along with certain sports is always a great idea. Whether you attend the games as the last point suggested, or watch them all on TV, you should definitely keep interested in news and follow sportspeople too if you want to encourage an interest in the game.

Encouraging Kids in Sports

3. Enjoy It In School and Out

Then you’ve also got them in and out of school balance of sports. As you will know, your children will play mandatory sports in school. But sometimes, that’s not always enough to encourage their passion. However, if you also encourage them to take an interest in their sport outside of school, it could make the difference that you’ve been looking for.

4. Start Your Own Team

But you don’t always have to rely on other people to try and get the excitement up. From here, you could also think about the ways you can take their interest in sport into your own hands. And starting your own team is a way to do with. With enough knowledge about the sport and a uniform manufacturer, it will be easy to set up. And then, you’ll be able to have enough input to keep them excited too.

5. Make It A Lifestyle Thing

And if you really want to keep the passion alive at all times, but in a fun way, then you should definitely ensure that you can work your chosen sport, or sports, into your lifestyle. Eat well, get sleep, do your research, get involved behind the scenes. Between you and your children, there should be lots of different ways you can bring it into your lifestyle to keep the excitement alive. After all, your excitement is one of the best ways to encourage your kids to play sports!

What are your ideas to encourage your kids to play sports?

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Fred Campos, Top Geek, blogs about everything from House of Cards to Subway. In addition to blogging, he is a public speaker and humorist in child custody, social media, web development and parenting. He is married to one @SuperParentMom, and raising three world changers. For more details on his custody course visit, www.DaddyGotCustody.com/course. Like this post? Make sure you subscribe to this blog.

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  • Harry October 18, 2017, 11:07 am

    I have told my son about my experiences through sports. The places I’ve been, people I’ve met, and how all of that has affected my life.

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    • FullCustodyDad October 18, 2017, 2:04 pm

      I am certainly working on it. It is certainly out of my comfort zone. :)

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