Who doesn t want his children to practice sport and to be national or even international champions?. However sometimes when it comes to parent they start to feel confused about many elements in the equation like: is this sport okay for my child to play or is it safe? will he be able to compete and enjoy it?. here are some tips on how to pick the right sport for your child
What’s the couch’s approach? Is the emphasis on competition growing elite players and triumphing or on developing talents encouraging teamwork and having some amusing?. All these questions you must ask before letting your child grow under couching of of some couches. Better look for a couch who is welcoming beginners and encouraging team-work rather than just assigning your children randomly to any couch.
Does this system welcome beginners? search for agencies that welcome and encourage kids no matter age or ability stage. Sometimes beginners are not welcome at highly commercial agencies and your child might not even be accepted in the training program. Your better be modest about your child and lower the expectations at the beginning of any sport and just allow him to enjoy the sport he plays with a beginner team rather than rushing towards proficiency.
Is the game proper for your child character? from time to time finding the proper hobby takes some trial and error. your child may not like violence (like martial arts) maybe they like team games or even solo games. you don t have to push your child against his/her own will. let them enjoy what they doing.
Physical characters is a factor too. some sports are easier to join irrespective of what age you re like martial arts some other you will need to start early preparing your child to help building the right body figure (like gymnastics and ballet). some sports need specific physical characters (like basket ball which needs tall players).
Is your child playing it? it is really important to keep track on your child performance and engagement in the activity. Sometimes it would be just a waste of time if your child is not even engaged or interested in the sport due to lack of interest or even lack of proper training program provided by the facility. some facilities do not have the proper equipment or enough staff or team members to practice the sport (swimming pools gymnastic equipment or even not enough space).
Finally the aim of any sport is to help the well being of your child while providing a healthy environment for social engagement with other children at his same age. It should be fun not torture. And do not force your child to some sport just because you want him to play it let him choose and consider his needs and interests.