Alternatives to

Team sports

Not every child wants to join Little League or be on the school basketball team. If team sports don’t thrill your child, there’s plenty a youngster can do to get the recommended 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day.
Free play can be very important for kids who don’t participate in a team sport. Children can be involved in activities like riding bikes, playing tag, jumping rope, or dancing. Kids might also enjoy individual sports or other organized activities, such as:

  • Swimming
  • Dance classes
  • Inline skating
  • Cycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Running
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts
  • Skateboarding
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Tennis

Practice patience, as your child may have difficulty deciding on an activity. It is worth the wait. For your child, it’s a step toward developing active habits that can last a lifetime.

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