Moms, we are so lucky to be raising our kids in a time of endless opportunities. No matter your child’s interest, there’s an activity for that. There’s music, art, performing arts, STEM classes, and of course, sports. Sports are wonderful for kids because they challenge them physically, mentally, and socially. If you are looking for a sport for your children that both boys AND girls can participate in and have a blast, consider football. Here are the top 5 reasons kids love football – and why you will too.
Kids Get to Hang Out and Celebrate with Friends
Football is, of course, a team sport, and that’s great for kids. Kids love anything they can do with their friends, and being on a team encourages social skills, working together, and building one another up. There’s no better feeling for a kid than celebrating a big win with their friends. And on the other side, comforting each other and learning positive attitudes after a loss is an important life skill, as well.
Kids Make Plays and Score Touchdowns
Sports, including football, take practice and persistence to make plays. But that persistence certainly pays off when kids hit the field and what they’ve been working towards all comes together. The smile on a kid’s face when they run with the ball across the end zone or throw a touchdown pass is priceless. Lifelong memories are made on the football field.
Kids Feel Happy and Strong
Playing football encourages kids to get outdoors and move their bodies. When kids are moving their bodies, they get stronger and more confident. When kids have positive adult coaches and fans cheering them on, they grow emotionally and in self assurance.
Kids Learn the Game of Football
Football is a sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Not all people can play the sport, but everyone can cheer for their favorite team and feel a sense of belonging with a fanbase. When kids play football, they learn the rules and the details of the game. This way, they can not only play the game for a time, but understand and enjoy the game the rest of their lives.
Football is Fun and There are Teams for Everyone
Football is just plain fun to both play and watch. Kids are challenged by the strategy of the game and they get to run, throw, tackle and kick. It is such a great sport for the whole family, and Future for Football, sponsored by the National Football Foundation, aims to promote and celebrate the game at all levels. They have a League Finder, where you can search for leagues and teams that are appropriate for your kids. Check out their site, and follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Kids love football, and there’s no better time than now to get yours involved in this fantastic sport!