There are many reasons for parents to put their kids into sports. And the reasons will help decide which sports are right for you and your family.
And besides considering what sport you put your child in, you should be thinking about what type of commitment you want to make to the sport.
Because the commitment can will be both money and time. Some sports are less expensive than others. Some sports require less time from the kids, some require more time for the parents.
If you’re child is under eight, this probably isn’t something you’re thinking about. But it should be. Because once they get to be nine, things can get pretty serious in competition, time and money.
Here are some reasons you might be considering putting your child into youth sports…
Keep these thoughts in mind as you consider which sport or sports to participate in. Personally, I think kids should do a multitude of sports and then make a decision on which one to specialize (if any) when they are about 14.
The next post will be about specific sports and some of the pluses and minuses of them from the kids and parents standpoints.