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How To Encourage Your Child In Sports

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 posted by Joan
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These tips will help your child improve his/her athletic skills and learn to enjoy sports:

  1. Go out and practice with your child at least 2 to 3 times a week.
  2. Do age-appropriate skills.  For example, your five-year old may not be ready to play hockey but  can learn to skate, play goalie or swim.
  3. When your child does something right, encourage him/her with verbal praise like “good job”.  Occastionally, it’s okay to give your chid a tangible incentive for good performance like stickers or engraved river stones.
  4. Don’t keep score.  Just focus on the positive.  For example, if playing mini-golf, only count the hole-in-ones or hole-in-twos.
  5. Watch sports with your kids whether it’s high school, college or professional.  Explain the game and your child will learn by watching.
  6. Make it fun. When your child is frustrated, bored or tired, stop the activity.
  7. Try different sports with your kid to see which he/she enjoys and is better at.
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