Getting kids active in sports, as well as playing sports all year round, is important. It helps your children stay fit and healthy; it gives them a chance to get out, meet new children and burn off some of that extra energy. It gives children something positive to look forward to and something to stay motivated about.
When it comes to children’s sports – there really shouldn’t be an offseason.
Of course, you don’t want your kids to be under too much pressure by taking on too many sports, but there’s no reason why children shouldn’t have both summer and winter sports!
What’s more, in winter your kids can take part in some great indoor sports such as gymnastics or boxing training as well as outdoor sports such as football.
To help you decide what sports to get your kids involved in, we’ve done some of the heavy lifting for you! Read below about just a few options.
Netball has recently enjoyed a renewed popularity, with many Australian women’s senior teams, competing and winning at the top of the international competition. It’s a fast-paced game that requires short bursts of fast running, teamed with agility and quick reflexes. During the game players are restricted to specific parts of the court, meaning children have to rely heavily on the assistance of their teammates and communication to move the ball up the court to score. It’s this aspect of the game that develops an energetic team environment, where teamwork and trust work hand in hand for success.
Rugby League is another fun and physical sport that also has a huge following in suburbs and townships all around the country. Children who play rugby league will develop physical strength and endurance due to the high-intensity levels for the duration of the game. While the professional game is quite physical, junior levels focus on a fun and safe environment where kids learn the skills and rules of the game, before building up to any of the physical aspects of the game such as tackling.
Soccer or futsal is another favourite sport, with huge popularity in Australia and around the globe. Soccer or football as it’s also known, requires fitness, agility and skill. It’s a game that’s easy to learn, but hard to master, so it’s perfect for kids who want to try out a new sport.
If you are interested in other sports such as boxing or martial arts, browse our website for info on your nearest PCYC club. Let’s stay active this winter!