Did you notice your child losing his motivation to play sports? It happens all the time to young players especially when they no longer see something that interests them in every game. We can’t expect younger players to have the mental fortitude to continue working hard without motivation. Keep them interested by following these:
Allow Them to Choose
Allow your kid to choose the sport that he enjoys-even if it is not basketball. But if you think that the love for the game is still there, then begin by letting him choose the team’s banner. You can also let him design the team’s pennants and basketball flag to express his creative side. A child who enjoys such activity will be very easy to motivate. Getting one is very easy, you can choose the one you one from the numerous ready-made designs and you can upload your own design too. Doing this step will surely bring your kid’s interest in the sport.
Watch Other’s Game
Take your child to see others playing the game. Let him see people having fun as they play and sooner or later his interest will boost too. Take him to sporting events that involves their peers to take their interest.
Play the Game with Your Child
Join your kids in playing the game not just to teach skills but to have fun with him. You don’t always have to be coaching your child on how to tackle or kick. Sometimes, it’s better to be silly with them and let them experience the fun of sports with you. Give them some time and have fun together. A kid who knows that his parents support him will give his best in the game.
Make Their Game a Family Event
Make the game even more fun by inviting other friends and family along. Plan an active outing to play a game of family softball, touch football or whatever your family likes. Don’t forget to bring banners for each team to make the game more exciting for both teams.
As a parent, we can give our kids plenty of opportunity to enjoy the game. Instead of showing your child how to do the game, show him why Players need what’s called ‘perceived relevance.’ They need to know that what they are doing will help them become the best player they can be. They need to know that the drill they are doing today in practice will better prepare them to perform this Friday night when the lights come on and the cheerleaders start dancing. Let them know that playing the game is more than just about winning but more about winning friends that he can keep until he grows old. A kid who is good with sports is a person who will go a long way. Let your kids know that the things you are doing for him today will benefit him in the future.