Suggestions for groups for boys who don't play sports

Kimberly - posted on 10/02/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Suggestions for groups for boys who don't play sports

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Julie - posted on 10/09/2010

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"Also swimming is something good. Its good exercise and not really a sport."
LOL dont let my husband who was an Olympic swimmer hear you say swimming isn't "really a sport"

Julie - posted on 10/02/2010

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chess club? community gardens, Folk dancing... Zooteens..what are his interests? There are theater groups or explorer scout groups ...

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Scouts? My sons go to scouts and they do lots of different stuff, something to suit everyone.

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Ramona - posted on 10/21/2010

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I like the individual sports ideas. My kids started team sports after they did individual sports for a long time. We enjoyed climbing, swimming, fencing, tae kwon do (the whole family did that together!), karate, and a few other things.

Julie - posted on 10/12/2010

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Fencing is a other good sport for the "un-sporty" there is something very cerebral in it. My kid fences..I fenced the kids it tend to be very quick reflexes and high stamina there is something about the sport that is attractive to kids that are not the 'ra ra' type

Candi - posted on 10/10/2010

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SHHH, Julie. I won't say anything if you won't. lol. I don't mean its not a sport, just not really a team sport! You pull your own weight and can't blame someone else if you mess up! You catch my drift. BTW my 'unsporty' boy scout starts swimming lessons next week! haha

Lachelle - posted on 10/06/2010

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HOW IS THE BOY? SOME ARE SCARED OF GETTING HIT. OR JUST NOT INTERESTED. ENCOURAGE WHAT EVER HE ENJOYS. SOMETIMES WE PUT OUR OWN HIDDEN AGENDAS ON THE CHILDREN.

Joanne - posted on 10/05/2010

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My son has a love for birds so at age 8 he helps at a bird of prey sanctuary and he plays the violin. Last year he did drama and he want to learn to dance next year :)

Laura - posted on 10/04/2010

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I am assuming that these boys are school age. Check with your school for after-school programs: Robotics club (my daughter is in one and loves it!) and Chess clubs are pretty common. The YMCA offers activities that aren't neccessarily sports related. The Boys and Girls Club can be a casual place to do "stuff". Parks Departments often have fun activities and programs for kids at little or no cost. And of course, there is always the Boy Scouts...Hope this helps!

Candi - posted on 10/02/2010

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My son is a Boy Scout. He started out in 1st grade as a Tiger and worked his way up. He loves it. He is not a sporty kid, so this fits him perfectly. They go camping every month and he gets to interact with other boys his age outside of school. Also swimming is something good. Its good exercise and not really a sport. I think everybody should know how to swim. There are so many things out there, you just have to find them and work them into your schedule. Good luck

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