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6 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited to Play Youth Sports

Do you want your kids to play youth sports but you aren’t sure how to get them interested? There are plenty of ways you can get your kids excited to play youth sports! From watching games with them to exploring all kinds of sports, you will be able to find a way to get them to want to play. Here are 6 ways to get your kids excited to play youth sports:

1. Encourage Them

kids having Gatlinburg family fun at Rocky Top Sports WorldThe best way to get your kids excited about playing sports is to encourage them. Tell your kids they can do anything they want. Positive words of encouragement are one of the best ways to motivate kid, and everyone else around you! Sometimes a little boost is just what they need to feel like they can conquer the world, or play a sport!

2. Let Them Choose the Sport

You may have enjoyed a certain sport, but your child may not. You should let them explore all kinds of sports to help them figure out which one they have a passion for. If your kids don’t have a passion for football, baseball, or basketball, they probably won’t want to play and won’t be interested in it. But if there’s something they are really interested in, let them join a team and see how much they enjoy playing the sport!

3. Take Them to Games

volleyball playersIn addition to motivational words, you should actually take your kids to a game of a sport they are interested in. Think they might like basketball? Take them to a local sports team game or a professional game. It doesn’t matter if it’s pro or not, you’ll both have fun spending time together! Seeing people enjoying themselves out on the court or field may spark something in your kids.

4. Watch Games Together

If you can’t afford to go to a game or there’s not an event near you with the sport your child is interested in, you can probably find a game online or on TV to watch. A perk of being able to watch a game from home is pausing it to talk about what they like or don’t like about the game. It’s also a great way to spend time together!

5. Enroll in Sports Camps

Kids palying soccer at one of our Gatlinburg summer camps.Not sure your kids will like the sport or not and don’t want to sign them up for a full season? A great way to try out a sport is sign your kids up for a sports camp. Your kids will have a chance to try out a ton of youth sports without committing to a full season on a team that plays in tournaments.

6. Play With Them

If you have played the sport yourself, then you know enough to be able to play with your kids. Playing the sport with them shows your kids you are invested in their interests in the sport. It’s also a great way to spend time with your kids.

These are just a few ways to get your kids interested in youth sports. We host all kinds of youth sport tournaments and camps your kids might like. Want to know more about us? Look at this information about our sports complex in Gatlinburg.

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