Nowadays, kids are picking up sports as soon as they put
down their bottles. With sports passion
blooming earlier and earlier and children changing their minds from moment to
moment, how does a parent go about picking a sports camp for the summer?
1 – Look for real sports coaches. You want your child
to learn the correct techniques for kicking the soccer ball, shooting a hockey
puck or swinging a golf club. Look for
coaches who coach youth sports year-round.
Also, be sure to ensure that the camper-to-coach ratio is low.
2 – Even the most avid little athlete needs some variety
in their day. While there should be
skills and drills, there should also be a mixture of games and activities. Six hours of golf can get tiring, so look
for a camp that will teach technique, allow the kids to play the actual game,
and also let them try additional activities during the day.
3 – Camps that feed into fall and winter after-school
programs are ideal for continuity.
Kids quickly become attached to “coach” and learn how a facility
works. As adults, we sometimes forget
that new places and people can be quite scary for kids. Knowing where the
bathrooms and water fountains are located makes a child feel at home and
focused on learning.
4 – Why sports camp? Sports teach so many life lessons
beyond the actual sport – lessons that will serve them well for the rest of
their lives. Team work, listening,
waiting turns, following directions and winning/losing are all emphasized in
5 – A camp that offers a variety of sports options
may be a good choice for the budding athlete.
When your son or daughter arrives at figure skating camp on Monday and
then realizes that he or she hates the ice and would rather play soccer, it’s
nice to have the ability to talk to the camp director and make a switch.
6 – The facility that your child is going to occupy are
important. You should look for a clean
and safe facility, also taking into account the quality of the equipment. Make sure it is well-kept and up-to-date.
7 – Clearly, with all this exercise, it is important
to make sure you pick a camp that offers a solid lunch option. You want some variety so your child will
always find something to eat. You also
want to make sure counselors oversee the lunch and make sure every kid is
actually eating something.
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