jump to last post 1-7 of 7 discussions (7 posts)

How to get a kid not interested in sports take an interest?

  1. Shil1978 profile image93
    Shil1978posted 7 years ago

    How to get a kid not interested in sports take an interest?

  2. Jeff Berndt profile image86
    Jeff Berndtposted 7 years ago

    Why would you want to? If a kid isn't interested in sports, why not discover what the kid /is/ interested in, and as long as it's healthy, encourage them in that? Why would you want to make a kid miserable by putting him on a baseball diamond when he really wants to be reorganizing his stamp collection, or building a scale model of the USS Constitution, or experimenting with amateur film making, for example? We don't all enjoy the same things. And that's okay.

  3. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    Mother Nature made us to be physically active, there are lots of intellectual pursuits that kids may want to follow, but they are much more likely to prefer sitting in front of the one eyed monster playing games or dulling their brains with the (90%) rubbish on telly.  Sports activities are essential to develop skill, healthy attitudes towards winning and losing, and good health and fitness, without them, kids turn into artless, spoiled, couch potatoes.

  4. Mrs Mac profile image53
    Mrs Macposted 7 years ago

    My aim is not necessarily to force a child into sports if they are not interested, it is to get kids to enjoy some form of physical activity and reap the benefits that go with it. One of the best ways I get my non sporty kids to exercise is to take them with their Ipods and phones on a scenic walk ending up in a location such as a playground with swings, slides, monkey bars and then watch them play. All up a round trip of 50 mins and they experience the rush of good endorphines that the body releases. A win win for everyone.

  5. lilian_sg profile image73
    lilian_sgposted 7 years ago

    Maybe you need to find out why the kid is not interested first. Maybe because he or she feels she won't do well and will be embarassed?

    Another method is more indirect. If the child enjoys watching movies, why not watch a sports-related movie with child? He or he may be inspired after watching!

  6. suny51 profile image56
    suny51posted 7 years ago

    thats my favourit subject.I would love to see kids play lot of out doors.just check out this for an answer.

  7. profile image50
    meghancsmithnjposted 7 years ago

    Maybe focus on things that are individual based, not team oriented...tennis, golf, swim, horseback riding, skiing/snowboarding, etc. Or what about other activities like scouts/camping/fishing/hunting/nature themed activities?  Talk to the kiddo about it and let them try a variety of activities...don't just sign them up and let them quit...try things that are short term like a two week long introductory class rather than signing up for a six month long obligatory class...once they join, don't let them quit...