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The Best Team Sports to Help Your Kids Grow

Here some of the top team sports to get your kids active and engaged:
Soccer
Are your kids go-getters? Soccer can be a great sport for them to learn team fundamentals while having a specific goal in mind – pun...

Here some of the top team sports to get your kids active and engaged:

Soccer

Are your kids go-getters? Soccer can be a great sport for them to learn team fundamentals while having a specific goal in mind – pun intended! Additionally, the skills required to control a ball with their feet will work their balance and coordination. [source]

Dance

Dance might not exactly be considered a ‘team sport’, but we’ve decided to include it on this list and here’s why: on top of requiring endurance, coordination and body strength, its focus on group choreography fosters participation, team spirit, and improvement of social skills. Knowing how to move your body is a confidence-building skill that lasts a lifetime!

Hockey

Hockey, eh? This intense sport is an excellent way to build character and improve mental agility. Canadian parents know that hockey also has the ‘cool’ factor. Note: if you are worried about the contact aspect, rest assured that youth leagues are highly regulated. [source]

Rowing

One thing is for sure: there is no ‘I’ in this fabulous endurance sport. Rowing is about working together as a single unit, and it’s so much fun. Improving both upper and lower body strength, this sport will also give your little ones an opportunity to connect with nature. [source]

Synchronized Swimming

Don’t be fooled by the fun swimsuits and pretty smiles! Synchronized swimming is an incredibly precise and competitive sport. With a blend of acrobatics, swimming, and dance, your kids will not only work on their flexibility and endurance, but will also practice memorization and the art of finding the groove. [source]

 

Attribution: bottom right photo taken by Walter and used under CC license.