The love of sports can be established in children even in their earlier days. Most of the professional athletes today started when they are young. Establishing a sport in a young child can help him to be physically and mentally healthy. In addition, sports can develop physical and social skills with other people who love the sport. The sport is also a good outlet for competence, stress and teamwork.
If you wish to engage your children in sports, here are out top three most recommended sports.
- Soccer. The game of soccer is played on an open field with two goal posts at the end of the field. The sports mainly uses the lower body part of the body including foot, legs and thighs. The goal of the game is to manipulate the ball using the foot and legs and attempt to shoot the ball into the goal post. Soccer is a popular sport and played in teams. This is a good sport for your child to start since there is the spirit of camaraderie and teamwork. Also, many soccer teams and tournaments are designed for children as well as adults. Your child can grow playing this sport in a long period.
- Basketball. Basketball is another favorite sports with children. This sport is like soccer, with two baskets that serve as goal area. In basketball, your child uses his upper and lower body The goal post for basketball is suspended above a player’s height which needs the upper and lower body strength. The upper body is used to pass and shoot the ball. Meanwhile, the lower body parts like legs and feet are used for running back and forth between two courts. In addition, they are used to provide height in shooting the ball. Basketball is a popular sport because many children admire basketball starts. Also, facilities for this sport are widely available. Your child can also learn and evolve into a professional player in the future.
- Swimming. Swimming is another favorite among children (and adults). In this sport, many children like this sport because they do not exert too much effort and they do not sweat as much in other sport. The water also provides a calm mentality and play between children. The kids can compete or play around the water. Both activities can help your child ‘work-out’ without even knowing it.