Sports can be an important part of a child’s life. In fact, many youth athletes are driven to perform at top levels even at very young ages. This year, treat your favorite tween or teen athlete with one of these five awesome gifts they are sure to appreciate.
Themed Summer Camp
Many parents look at summer camps as a way for kids to relax, learn new games and make friends. But for kids that live and breath a sport, youth sports summer camps are the perfect opportunity to hone their skills and take their game to a new level. This can also be a great opportunity for them to meet other kids who share their passion and drive. Make sure that you find a camp that focuses on your child’s chosen sport and that will suit their skill level to help make this summer their best one ever.
A New Piece of Equipment
Kids who are really into their sport will appreciate a new piece of equipment. If you aren’t sure where to start, ask if there is anything, in particular, they need or want. You can also ask their coaches or trainers if there is a particular item that would be helpful for improving their game.
Private Training Sessions
What young athlete wouldn’t want to train with a pro? You’ll give the gift of fitness when you buy them private sessions with an expert trainer in their sport. Look for sport training centers that work with other young athletes, or with college and professional athletes in yoru child’s chosen sport for the best results.
This is very different from booking sessions with a trainer since your young athlete can hit the gym on their own schedule. Don’t fall victim to the belief that all training has to be sport specific, either. Rock climbing and bouldering gyms can help athletes build muscles and functional fitness levels while helping to improve coordination, focus, and stamina.
A Day of Fun
Even if your child seems to live and breath their chosen sport, they need to know that it’s okay to take a day off. Find out if there is something they really want to do or a place they would like to visit and plan a day of fun and relaxation. It’s important to let your kids know that life is about more than just one thing. THis will help them develop a well-rounded outlook instead of keeping them focused only on sports.