As we get ready to ring in the new year, now is a great time to start thinking about your child’s activities for 2024. Whether your child is new to recreational kids sports, or simply looking to try something different, here are sports for kids perfect for each season.
You have reached the point in the year where you may be dreaming of longer days, warmer temperatures, and getting out of the house. Spring sports registration will be open before you know it! Some popular sports options for kids include soccer and t-ball.
Recreational soccer leagues teach the basics, such as dribbling, shooting, and passing. They also help boost confidence for children as young as three. As your child grows, soccer can help them continue to develop athletic skills, communication, and a lifelong love for the sport.
With a focus on hand-eye coordination and teamwork, t-ball is another great option to get the littlest athletes started in team sports. Kids as young as 3 can begin to get an understanding of how baseball works, while learning how to be part of a team and improving their athletic development.
Parents are often concerned with ways to maintain structure for their children over summer break. Summer sports leagues provide fun weekly activities you and your child will look forward to throughout the season.
There’s a plethora of sports for kids in the summer, so it’s a good time for kids to try something new! Tennis is rising in popularity within the youth sports community. With a 50% increase in participation in kids age 6-12 from 2021-2022, we’d highly recommend giving tennis a try. Benefits of this recreational sport include improving hand-eye coordination, balance, and agility. Though it is an individual sport, you still learn teamwork and sportsmanship through team drills and exhibition matches.
Fall means back to school, cooler weather, and of course, football season! Flag football is one of the most popular fall sports for kids. Flag football offers a no-contact setting so kids can learn skills and have fun playing with less risk than tackle football.
With flag football officially in the 2028 Olympics, your kids may be more inclined to try it! Recreational flag football also gives kids a chance to try a sport outside of the school setting to see if they like it without the pressure of try outs.
Youth sports are particularly valuable during the winter months when children may not have the same opportunities to get outside. Recreational kids sports and camps help keep your child active during any season. Some of the most popular youth sports programs during the colder months include basketball and volleyball.
Recreational basketball leagues provide kids as young as five with the opportunity to practice passing, shooting, and dribbling the ball. Programs with an emphasis on teamwork and sportsmanship keep the games fun, while helping children develop their skills.
Volleyball is also growing in popularity. With teams of 4-6 players, volleyball can help boys and girls ages 7 to 14 get the most out of the game. Kids will develop hand-eye coordination and agility while staying active and having fun!
No matter the season, i9 Sports® offers sports for kids ages 3-14 including flag football, soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and more. We design our programs to suit players based on age, skill level, and developmental readiness to ensure a safe and fun environment for all young athletes. If your family is ready to enjoy The Way Youth Sports Should Be®, please browse our programs or find an i9 Sports® location near you.