If you’re thinking of taking up a sport, or enrolling your daughter in one, here are some great options.
As a lifelong athlete and mother, I am a huge proponent of introducing young girls to sports at an early age. Nothing fosters a healthy relationship with competition, and a strong sense of teamwork and camaraderie quite like participation in sports.
That being said, not every sport is for every girl. Different sports require different skills, from critical thinking, to dexterity and versatility. Your child might prefer a more solitary sport over working with a team, which is totally fine too! The goal here is to get your child involved in a healthy hobby that will teach them valuable skills for life.
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Also, it’s never too late to try something new. If you have been looking for a way to get some exercise and meet new people, sports are the perfect way to do that. You can also start practicing a sport along with your daughter, so it becomes a mother-daughter bonding experience to boot!
Here are the eight most popular sports for women and girls. If you’re feeling daring, pick a few of them and give them a try.
Golf- Great for solitary players and precision.
Softball- Awesome for team building, and strength.
Lacrosse- Works well for camaraderie, dexterity, and stamina. (My personal favorite ijs)
Swimming- Another more solitary sport, swimming is overall great exercise.
Tennis- Stamina, balance, and agility all the way.
Volleyball- Great for circulation, stamina, and reflexes.
Basketball- Basketball helps with motor coordination, flexibility, and endurance.
Soccer- Great for team building, flexibility, and agility.