QUESTION: When Can Kids Start Sports?
“I have a two-year-old that I want to get involved in something, but is it too early? What sports are good for young ages like his? What is too young when it comes to playing sports?”
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“When can kids start sports? Well, my daughter and son started at a very young age, particularly gymnastics and t-ball. I would wait until they are a little older though when it comes to contact sports.”
“When can kids start sports? My daughters started cheering at 2.5/3. And t-ball and soccer around 5.”
“There are lots of sports for little ones. Dance, tumbling, mommy and me classes, tee-ball. I’d call gyms and rec centers and ask what kind of things they offer.”
“We started my kids off with soccer my boys were 4 and my daughter was 3 when she started. Now my 6yr old boy also plays baseball… &my daughter who is now 7 plays both league and travel softball along with soccer.”
“We haven’t signed him up yet, but my son is also 2 and we are looking into karate. My 4-year-old does it and loves it and they actually offer a class for 2 and 3-year-olds. We’ve also looked into gymnastics for my toddler. Most other sports in our area like soccer & ball don’t allow children this young.”
“Dance if fully potty trained and “mommy and me” classes at the YMCA that’s about it at that age.”
“I doubt you’ll find much for a 2-year-old besides maybe some mommy and me classes. maybe look into swimming classes too. they do usually offer those young.”
“I found a soccer program ( 1 day a week/ just skills no games ) for my 3-year-old this past spring. She loved it.”
“What does the little one like? Encourage any outside time you can. Also look at any type of dance, doesn’t matter off they are male or female..”
“All my kids started at that’s the youngest they’re allowed here. We started soccer and karate basics. Class was with other 3-year-olds.”
“Usually at this age, it’s all “parent and me” activities. Dance and gymnastics are good options.”
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