There’s a lot to love about team sports. For one, team sports build confidence and self-esteem. Team sports also teach responsibility, team work, and good sportsmanship. But while team sports are great for kids, some may be better for your child than others. When choosing a team sport for your child, consider your child’s interests, athleticism, and also how much you will need to spend on sports equipment.
Your Child’s Interests
Unless your child has expressed interest in a specific sport, you’ll need to consider his or her interests outside of sports to determine which one will suit your child best. For example, if your child loves to swim, he or she may love being involved in competitive swimming. Or if your child prefers to play indoors, consider basketball, indoor soccer, or ice skating.
Your Child’s Athletic Ability
Your child doesn’t have to be an Olympic athlete to participate in organized team sports, but some sports are more physically demanding than others. If your child has asthma or is out of shape, soccer’s constant jogging may prove to be too taxing. Similarly, if your child is undersized for his age, contact sports such as football and ice hockey may be too dangerous.
How much are you willing to spend to give your child everything he or she needs to get started in team sports? Because some sports require a lot more gear than others. For example, while baseball requires little more than a glove and a pair of cleats, sports like hockey, lacrosse, and football require a lot of expensive safety equipment.
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