Fit Kids: Guidelines for Selecting Age Specific Sports for Your Child


06 Feb Fit Kids: Guidelines for Selecting Age Specific Sports for Your Child


Here is some useful information I thought I'd pass along from the Mayo Clinic. It is regarding Kids and age specific sports. Hope you find it useful too!




This article is very useful when selecting the right sport(s) for your child. Here is some helpful information from the Mayo Clinic regarding children and sports: Choices for all ages.

Children's sports promote fitness and prevent obesity, but not all children thrive in formal leagues. Help your child find the right sport and venue — school, recreation center or backyard.

Want to give your child a head start on lifelong fitness? Consider children's sports and other kid-friendly physical activities. With your encouragement and support, chances are a few sports will spark your child's interest. Fan the flame by taking your child to local sporting events and sharing your own sports interests with your child. Then, when the time is right, provide opportunities for your child to try out equipment and experiment with various sports.

What are age-appropriate activities?

Your child is likely to show natural preferences for certain sports or activities. Start there, being careful to keep your child's maturity and skill level in mind.

Ages 2 to 5
Toddlers and preschoolers are beginning to master many basic movements, but they're too young for most types of organized sports. At this age, unstructured free play is usually best. Try:

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