Health

Getting Kids Ready For Summer Sports

Is everyone in your family a huge sports fan? Are all your kids aspiring athletes and do they not only follow but play one or more sports each? That is great! Sports are a great way to teach kids many important life lessons. Through sports they gain the ability to be a team player, to handle both success and defeat with dignity, they gain confidence and leadership skills all of which will help them later on in life as well! However, the summer months can get hectic with try outs and team practices. Here’s how to stay on top of things.

Schedule everything

At the start of the summer, get everyone together to have a quick chat about their plans. Sometimes if you have a kid who is interested in more than one sport they may have decided to focus on improving in just one this year or a younger child may have decided to try something new or may want to. This meeting is a great time to figure out what they really want to pursue and what sport they truly love. This will also help you sort out tentative practice schedules. Often, the kids will have a rough idea of when team or event try outs are and will know how often they will need to be at practice. With many sports, there are scheduled practices and if you can get those days down then you will be able to plan transport and food accordingly.

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Hungry kids

If your kids are athletes, then you know that they need to eat well if they are to stay strong and fit and make it through each practice session. Ensure that they get a good breakfast. Think eggs and toast over cereal. Some cereal is okay but make sure that they get plenty of protein and carbs. A lot of kids take supplements. These can get expensive so you may want to run a search for buy creatine Australia to see if you can get some deals online.

A search for buy creatine Australia will likely turn up several brands so do your research to make sure that your kids are not ingesting anything harmful!

Rest up

Sports are tiring. In addition to sports, your kids may be participating in other activities like dance or drama and they will have homework and tests to study for. You need to make sure that they balance their work and that they are well rested. Make sure that they sleep early and get at least 8 hours of sleep.