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Friday, August 20, 2010

How to Help Your Child Excel at Sports

How to Help Your Child Excel at Sports
By guest author: Connor R Sullivan

If you are the parent or guardian of a child who is athletic, you know it can be a challenge to help them excel. A few kids are naturally filled with athletic ability and they do not even need to practice to do well. Most though will need some coaching and a bit of time practicing to be comfortable and confident on the field or court. If your child is part of the majority who need to work harder to do well in sports, there are a number of ways you can help them excel. The first things kids have to realize is getting good at a sport require lots of practice. Many kids think showing up at practice with their team is enough to make them the star athlete, but in order to stand out from the rest, even the best athletes commit to hours of practice.

The trick for parents is to find ways to make practice fun and convenient for kids, while still balancing other responsibilities like schoolwork and household chores. A great way to do this is to make practice possible at home. Even without a practice buddy they should be able to take some time each day to practice their skills. A great way to do this is to have a baseball pitching machine on hand for kids who love this sport. Softball pitching machines work just as well, and even if a child is alone, they will be able to practice their hitting and fielding skills anytime they want at home. There are similar options for kids who enjoy playing football or tennis, and if your child is a fan of basketball, all it takes for at home practice is a net. Read more.

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