Non-Traditional Sports Your Kids Will Love
It's easy to forget that sport is all around us! Nontraditional physical activities can benefit children who shy away from traditional sports, such as basketball or cricket. Perhaps your child needs a different challenge or gets easily distracted with moderate team games. Nevertheless, children should get at least 60 minutes a day of physical activity.
You can help your child find their passion by introducing them to activities with more individual and mental focuses. We've put together a list of 10 nontraditional sports for children in.
1. Ultimate Frisbee
The word 'ultimate' takes frisbee to a whole new level. The game is usually made up of two teams of seven and is non-contact. Players are not allowed to run with the Frisbee. Normally, there’s no referee either, which put the emphasis on sportsmanship and fair play. This is a great way to get outside and play sports with lots of flexibility.
2. Rock climbing
Rock climbing is great for health, fitness and team building, and of course, it's a fun-filled activity for all ages. Bouldering, as the name suggests, is climbing boulders with the freedom to go rope and harness free but at safer low wall heights.
Trampolining provides a foundation for all other sports, helping develop fundamental movement skills and physical literacy. Trampoline helps develop power, flexibility, agility, balance, coordination, cardiovascular fitness, space orientation, and self-confidence.
4. Roller skating
Roller skating is the act of moving with the use of roller skates. Roller skating is an extremely popular recreational activity that is prevalent all over the world. There are several competitive sports based on players using roller skates. It's a great sport to help with balancing skills!
5. Figure Skating
Figure Skating is a sport in which single athletes or teams of athletes conduct artistic performances on the ice.
Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Badminton, similar to volleyball, is often played as a casual outdoor activity in a yard or on a beach but can be competitive also.
7. Circus classes
Circus classes are a fun and healthy way for kids of all ages to get super active and stay fit, make loads of new friends and learn incredible skills including trapeze, tumbling & acrobatics, juggling, tightwire, unicycling, and so much more. Physical benefits of kids’ circus classes include improved hand-eye coordination, flexibility and strength. Kids will also develop essential life-skills, including self-confidence, teamwork and trust.
BMX racing starts on balance bikes with toddlers as young as 18 months! Cycling is a very important skill to have and helps keeps all areas of your body in shape.
9. Table Tennis
Table tennis is serious stuff. Proficiency can increase concentration and alertness, stimulate brain function, develop hand/eye coordination, and provide exercise.
Archery has exploded in popularity over the last half-decade thanks to bow-slingers in Lord of the Rings, Brave, The Avengers, and Arrow. The sport takes aim at kids who enjoy independent activities on their own. It rewards concentration, focus, patience, and persistence. Aside from traditional target archery, there are variations like 3-D (aiming at moving shapes at unknown distances) or field practicing.
Here at Kelly Sports, our sports programmes are designed to give kids a go at a number of different sports. We run early morning, lunch and after-school programs, as well as dance and gymnastics classes. To inquire about our after-school programmes, click here.