Is Your Tween/Teen In Any Sports?
V - posted on 12/14/2012
My daughter (12) isn't currently involved in any kind of sport, which is partly my fault. She has participated in swimming and gymnastics in the past but quit both as she lost enjoyment. The aspect that is my fault is probably that I informed her that if any sports she was a part of required practices that I needed to transport her to in my own time, she would not be joining them. Now I am acting quite hypocritical, I've been trying to push her into an activity. She is quick to object every time arguing that she would rather talk to her friends or research things she finds interesting (currently cryptozoology) than sport.
Valerie - posted on 07/23/2012
My oldest daughter is eleven years old and she does cheerleading, dance, lacrosse, swimming, and field hockey. She always has a schedule chock full of her sports practices and she also does violin lessons. She is also thinking about quitting field hockey and starting basketball.
Amanda - posted on 01/19/2010
My son 10, and my daughter 11, are both in soccer and have been for 2 years. They love it so we have a soccer goal in the backyard... My daughter wants to play basketball or cheerleading next year in 7th grade, and my son wants to take up hip-hop dance but nobody around here has it and if they do they act like I'm insane that I want my BOY to do it. :)
Stephanie - posted on 09/10/2009
My daughter is 12 yrs.old, in the 7th grade. She doesn't participate in any sports. She is a lot like me because I am not athletic at all. When she was in 4th grade she was in YFL cheer leading. We took her to every practice and every game. But she never got into it. She wouldn't do the cheers at the games, she would just stand there most of the time. Now that she is in middle school she is starting to show some interest in sports (tennis, softball). What worries me is she tries out and makes the team and then she decides she doesn't like it and wants to quit or she ends up being terrible. Or worse she tries out and doesn't make the team and gets discouraged. Any suggestions anyone?
Sarah - posted on 08/17/2009
My12 yr. old daughter has played basketball for 4 years and softball for the same. She isn't a star but is good and enjoys playing with the team. She tried swimming and didn't like it as much. I think because it's not as team oriented during practice. I like the sports because she meets new people and they keep her moving.
Lisa Owens - posted on 08/12/2009
My daughter, 11, hasn't been in any team sports, but has danced for the past several years. She'll be starting junior high next month (yay!) and has mentioned trying out for track. Her school also has a dance team, so she'll probably be checking that out. Her grades are going to be the deciding factor in a lot of what she does. She'll have to maintain a certain grade point average to compete.
Crystal - posted on 05/01/2009
My children oldest girl 15 does HS Cheerleading, Volleyball and Competition All Star cheerleading. My son 13 does Competition all star cheerleanding, and baseball. my nest girl 12 does softball, middle school cheerleading and Competition all star cheerleading, my baby 4 does all star cheerleading
Kristi - posted on 12/04/2008
My son, 13, is active in football and offseason (weightlifting). He has no interest in track or basketball. Says he wants the physical contact and in the rest of the sports, you are penalized for touching the other players :) My daughter tried cheering for peewee football a couple of yrs ago. Quit after the first season because the girls were too "girlie" and she (and I) were tired of the fighting moms. Says she cant wait till high school where she can Swim, Tennis and Wrestle...
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