As we approach the summer months, the big question for parents is the same every year: how am I going to keep my children busy for that long? While technology has provided easy methods of distraction, these are only a short term fix – there’s nothing more effective than getting them involved in a sport that could inspire them for years to come.
For example, have you ever considered contacting your local athletics club? After the wave of popularity that various sports saw following the triumphant London 2012 Olympic Games, there was a spike in interest and as a result a number of clubs were able to expand to accommodate more and more members. These clubs are perfect ways to keep your child occupied and interested, as the sheer variety of sports means no two days are the same. Children of all ages can enjoy them and with over 1500 across England alone there’s never been a better time to check them out.
Here at Team Colours, we have provided a number of athletics teams with bespoke tracksuits to wear whilst training and in tournaments, and we have seen first-hand just how popular these clubs are. The earlier your child has a chance to explore sprinting, hurdles, pole vault and the like, the more chance you may have of unearthing the next Mo Farah or Jessica Ennis-Hill!
Alongside athletics, football is a clear sport of choice for many kids across the country. However, you’d be surprised to know that the number of kids actually playing on a weekly basis is at the lowest it has ever been – partly thanks to computer games, but also thanks in part to the frequency with which it is shown on TV and the rising ticket prices that have alienated a number of fans.
So why not get in touch with a local football team and get your footie mad kids in a routine that helps them emulate their favourite players? And if there are none formed in your local area, why not take advantage of our personalised kits for kids of all ages and start your own team? After the roaring success of last year’s World Cup in Brazil, make sure that the lack of summer tournaments is replaced by endless days having a kickabout with their friends.
Of course, football is a sport that isn’t for everyone, but that shouldn’t put you and your child off looking into team sports to build their social confidence as well as their physical fitness and interest in sport. For example, have you ever considered hockey? Playable on many surfaces and accessible to boys and girls from all backgrounds, it’s a perfect way to pursue that competitive spirit and isn’t going to cost an arm and a leg to kit the kids out.
With our ‘design your own’ tool, you’ll be able to hand pick the finer details of the hockey kit for your new club to ensure that they look the part when they get out onto the court for the first time. It’s a sense of pride that is difficult to harness, but with the help of our team of experts here at Team Colours it is something you can achieve in no time at all.
For more information on how to create the dream kit for your child’s summer sports team, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today.