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My child does not like team sports what should I do?

There are a variety of activities available to children of all ages.  The most well known are team, sport activities such as basketball, soccer or football.  However, team sports are not for every child.   Parents must remember that kids can be fit without team sports.  Let your child know that the goal is to exercise but most important it is to have fun.


Consider your child's interests.....

As a parent you must be open to your child's feelings and consider all sports or activities that they may find interesting. That can be tough on a parent if you are an athlete who wanted to continue the legacy in a specific sport. However,  by you exploring other options you give your child a chance to get invested in something he or she truly loves.

How should my child benefit?


Your goal should be to help develop real-world leadership abilities, and good fitness practices that will last your child a lifetime.  It doesn't matter what the activity is that they have decided to pursue but it is important that it teaches them personal responsibility, the value of goal-setting, the spirit of teamwork, and the thrill of accomplishments. It is however extremely important your child enjoys the activity and is having fun while they are doing it.

Activities to investigate.....

Your child might want to try individual sports or other organized activities. Here are some ideas:

You'll need to be patient if your child has difficulty choosing and sticking to an activity. It often takes several tries before a child finds one that feels like the right fit