Getting your kids involved in athletics when they’re young has a lot of advantages. First, participating in a sport can be a fun way to make sure that your kids are staying active and getting some exercise. Also, kids can learn valuable social skills, as well as how to play as part of a team. And it can be a great alternative to screen time.
Some kids are drawn to team sports and love everything about them. However, team sports may not be the best fit for every child:
- Some kids don’t like the competitive atmosphere that tends to go along with team sports.
- Others might have been on a team in the past and didn’t have a great experience.
- Or, perhaps your child hasn’t found the right sport that they enjoy.
Individual sports like martial arts, swimming, and gymnastics are a great alternative with similar benefits as team sports.
If your child seems interested in martial arts or open to trying out a few classes, then Jiu-jitsu may be a good fit for your child. Jiu-jitsu has a significant positive impact on each child who participates. And the more time a child spends training on the mat, the greater the effect outside of class.
In Jiu-jitsu, the focus is on each individual child’s skills. Rather than comparing one child to a peer, a child is only comparing how they did today to how they’ve done in the past.
Focusing on this type of personal improvement can lead to a boost in self-confidence and gives kids a sense of accomplishment. These positive feelings can go a long way in how much your child enjoys a particular activity, as well as their interest in continuing it.
At Team Wise Training Center, we offer new students a free trial. If you’re not sure if your child will enjoy jiu-jitsu, this can be a risk-free way for your child to try out a class and see how it goes. Come and join us for a free class today.