Some kids are naturally into sports. They actively seek out different sports to try out and want to spend their free time throwing a ball about with their friends or engaging in some other form of physical exercise. They’ll ask you to drop them to different training sessions and you’ll find yourself watching matches and games pretty regularly. But if your kids aren’t drawn towards sports as a recreational activity, making sure they hit their recommended exercise goals can often prove to be pretty difficult.
The good news is that if you do a little research, you may be able to find a sport that your little ones will genuinely enjoy, rather than feeling that you’re pushing them into doing something that they don’t want to do for the sake of fitness. Remember – it’s generally recommended that the average kid over six should get at least one hour’s worth of physical exercise on a daily basis.
The infographic by Cisco Athletic below shows common trends in youth sports and can give you a little insight into what your kids might be into and what path they might want to go down when it comes to picking up sports themselves. Knowing that gymnastics, lacrosse and track and field are proving particularly popular with other kids could give you ideas to suggest to your own! Being able to tell them that more kids are getting involved with organized sports could inspire them to go with the flow and try some out themselves. They’ll be signing up and achieving before you know it!
Infographic Design By Cisco Athletic