Do your athletes love a variety of sports?
In my house, all my athletes have tried many different sports such as soccer, basketball, lacrosse and swimming to see what they liked best.
This basketball season, my 4th grader decided to try the rec basketball team for the first time.
Three easy ways that I supported her are:
- Be present – I attended almost every game. It helped that the games were scheduled in the evening. Being there makes the difference
- Practice, Practice, Practice – Although I haven’ played, I supported her by helping my daughter and her friends get picked up and dropped off home after practice. Since I am home early from work, I did my best to carpool some of the girls home
- Keep your athlete hydrated. – By panning ahead, I had drinks like ice water and Powerade chilled and ready for her. Running the court and defended the ball keeps you on your toes and it is important to constantly hydrate.
It might be tiring but this mom wants her daughters to have all the experiences they would like with sports that they love.
Knowing that I am there cheering her on is important to me.
There is potential in all of us. No matter what you achieve in life, you start in the same place as everyone else: as a kid full of potential and big dreams. At the end of the day, we are all “just a kid” from somewhere.
POWERADE believes that with the right motivation these everyday athletes can realize their potential and one day be the athletes that they look up to. Sports have a major impact on our communities. Whether it is t-ball or the pros, every athlete in every league has a story waiting to be told.
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