Spring time is well and truly upon us, and for parents that means one thing – the Easter break. Keeping children outside and active is certainly easier said than done, as the allure of technology is often too much to resist, but there are always other alternatives and opportunities for proactivity.
One example of this is holiday sports clubs. For years in the late 1990s and early 2000s these were the port of call for kids of all ages and who loved all sports, but their popularity dwindled somewhat as we moved towards 2010 as clubs found it difficult to survive as finances became harder to come by. Fortunately, this is no longer the case – a huge range of initiatives are springing up all over the country, and parents are heard to be breathing a collective sigh of relief as their children don’t have the opportunity to grow restless indoors or on the shop run with mum or dad.
There are many reasons why these sports clubs are so important. The first, of course, is activity – five whole days a week spent playing the sport (or sports) they love is a wonderful way to keep both mind and body healthy, with passion and enthusiasm only seen to grow from such a concentrated period of participation. Parents are often criticised heavily by the press for not encouraging their children to get involved in sports, but these sports camps provide the perfect opportunity for kids to get out in the open for a lot longer than they usually would be able to.
As well as this, there’s the social side of things. Children can be notoriously shy or notoriously loud – but this often depends on their company. Sports clubs take them out of their immediate comfort zone and place them with other children that they may not know, causing them to build their own friendships as the week progresses. It’s a brilliant way to build confidence – something that cannot be underestimated, especially for little ones – and this is something that will have hugely positive repercussions further down the line.
Thirdly, sports clubs will be run by skilled trainers who are experts in their field – meaning that alongside all this physical and social development, the children are also able to improve their abilities at a rate that suits them. It’s a great way for kids to work out their own identities as players – whether as part of a team or playing as an individual – and will improve their intelligence and perception of their chosen sports.
Here at Team Colours, we believe that getting kids into sports early is hugely important, and that’s why we ensure that we provide sports clubs all over the country with great value personalised kits to help get them started. With more and more people going back to sport this spring, there’s never been a better time to invest – our Design Your Own tool means that you can transfer crests, badges and sponsors onto a variety of sports attire, all for extremely affordable rates.
For more information on the products we have in stock, or the process we use to provide you with sublimated garments, don’t hesitate to contact one of our personable team today.