How to: Choose the Best Sports Program for Your Child

How to: Choose the Best Sports Program for Your Child

A child who is passionate about sports can benefit and have fun by joining a sports program!

Childhood sports programs have grown significantly in the recent years. Between youth soccer, Little League baseball, community games, and more types of activities, children are steadily gaining opportunities to get involved with a sport that they love.

As a parent, your predominate goal when selecting a sports program is to ensure that your child is passionate about it. If you enroll your child in a soccer program even though they’d rather be doing archery, every lesson is going to be wasted money, energy, and time.

That’s not to say that your child shouldn’t give it a go! Although they may hate the look of soccer, they may find that they love the teamwork and competitive nature. To accurately match the particular sport with the child’s personality, athletic ability, and interest level, consider these three things:

Interest
As stated previously, no child wants to be forced into doing an activity that they loathe and in which they aren’t willing to put in the work to progress.

Cost
The cost is something that you need to consider and research early on so that you’re not blindsided down the road. Keep in mind that your child will get a lot of enjoyment and benefit from a sports program, so it’s worth the expense!

Personality
Considering your child’s personality is very important when choosing a sports program. Whereas basketball involves pressures of team accomplishments, tennis is a sport where you can compete on the court alone. A sports program is a great way for children to develop social skills so if your kid is a little timid, enrolling them in a team sport may be the best way to get them to open up. Just make sure you don’t push too far, too fast.

Are you ready to enroll your child in a summer sports program? Check out Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley for programs that will suit your child, including basketball, skate, archery, soccer, and more! Contact us today to find out more information!