As dads, we all know the struggle of trying to get kids interested in sports. You can shrug this off as a matter that isn’t important. But with obesity levels on the rise, we should, at least, be trying to encourage our kids to stay active. Now, we’re not saying you should force sports on kids who hate it. But some children might love it if they just gave it a chance and that’s what we’re talking about today. Here are some of the ways you can get your kids more interested in fitness and sports.
Find The Sport That Suits Them
We aren’t all built to be boxers or American football players. But not all sports require excessive amounts of endurance or stamina. There are plenty of different ones to choose from. Because of this, we’re confident at least one will match the physical traits of your kid. If they’re more interested in concentration and technique they might like golf. If they love adventure and thrills, you could take them surfing. Or, if they are built like a small tank, you might have a future NFL player in your family. It’s important to let them choose a sport they love and not force them into it.
Show The Style
A lot of kids are weary of taking up a sport because they don’t want to be different from their friends. They don’t want to be seen as out of style. But sports have always been connected to style. From the moment people started wearing converse, sports and style were forever intertwined. The same is true for golf shoes. Golf shoes used to be purely for the course. Now you can get orange golf shoes that look awesome and can be worn anywhere. Showing your kids this will let them see they can still have their own unique style on the playing field.
Take Them To A Game
If you want to get your child interested in sports, you need to show them how fun or exciting a sport can be. One of the best ways to do this is to take them to an event, game or competition. There they’ll be able to witness real athletes taking a particular sport to it’s maximum potential. There is something euphoric about a crowd at a sporting event that is difficult to resist. Even the people who have never been interested in sports will find themselves cheering.
Some kids will love the chance to play sports if it means spending time with their parent. As a dad, you may want to encourage your kids to play sports by making it a family activity. That way you can make it fun and interesting for both of you. If you do this, we think your child will be more interested in taking up a sport activity they know you love. But again, don’t force it.
We hope you find this advice helpful and get your kids interested in sports soon. Good luck getting them on the field.
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