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Evaluating Sports

When you are trying to decide on a sports program for your children, one factor to keep in mind is the program's philosophy, advises the American Academy of Pediatrics. Here are some questions you can ask to find out what approach the program takes:

  • Do all children on the team get equal time to play? Children are happier with a sport if they play regularly, regardless of whether the team wins or loses.

  • Does the coach place more emphasis on mastering the skills needed to play than on winning?

  • Are the practice sessions and games at a time convenient for you and your family?

  • Are the practice sessions limited to a reasonable length of time?

  • Are you satisfied with the safety rules used during practices and games? Do the children use appropriate equipment?

  • What expenses, including equipment and travel, are you responsible for?

 

Online Medical Reviewer: Godsey, Cynthia M.S., M.S.N., APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Lambert, J.G. M.D.
Date Last Reviewed: 3/26/2005
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