How to raise a Sports Champion | Mr C. Kunalan
I want to raise a champion. When to send a child to professional sports
Some parents dream of seeing their child on the Olympic podium and therefore strive to take their child to a gymnastic carpet or tennis court near their home as early as possible. After all, there is a stereotype: the younger the age, the more success the child can achieve in the future. However, this rule does not work with all sports. We'll tell you where to start looking for a sports section and at what age to send your child to practice.
What individual characteristics should be considered first of all?
First, parents need to pay attention to physical characteristics child. Secondly, it is extremely important to consult with a doctor about contraindications for practicing certain sports. In addition to health issues, it is worth considering the temperament and character of the baby.
Why choose a sport for your child's age?
Every sport has a minimum age to start. The rules are approved by federal standards with an emphasis on the peculiarities of the development of children of a particular age group. At the same time, it is important to separate amateur and professional sports. Let's take a closer look at what sports are suitable for children of different years: from birth to adolescence.
Sports from birth to two years
What to do: gymnastics for babies , swimming.
Pediatricians advise parents to carry out gymnastics for infants from birth, which includes massage and exercises with a children's fitball. In addition, baby swimming is recommended: it stimulates blood circulation, strengthens the heart muscle and the locomotor system, and also prevents seasonal colds and infectious diseases.
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Sports from three to five years old
What to do: dancing, figure skating, judo, artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, synchronized swimming.
In the first years of life physical activity should help the child to know his body. Therefore, it is very important to learn how to manage it and develop coordination of movements.
Dancing classes will help to harmoniously strengthen muscles and improve orientation in space. Figure skating and gymnastics will strengthen your posture and develop coordination. In addition, by playing these sports, your child will learn to be responsible and purposeful.
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Sports from six to nine
What to do: volleyball, football, hockey, basketball, water polo, tennis, chess, martial arts.
At this age, your child becomes more resilient and concentrates better during training. Therefore, team sports will be the most useful in this period. They will help develop agility, quick reaction, speed and strength. In addition, sports games with other children strengthen the team spirit and teach them to be responsible for their actions.
Chess will have a positive effect on logical thinking, the ability to build tactics and strategy, improve memory and have a great effect on the child's success in study.
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Sports from the age of ten
What to do: Cycling, fencing, skiing and speed skating, sailing, weightlifting, archery.
At this age, sports are no longer focused on improving health and developing skills, but also for the result - participation in major competitions. And the ongoing changes in the child's body - psychological, physiological, anthropometric - help him to more easily adapt to stress.
Also from the age of ten you can begin to practice disciplines in which traumatic equipment is involved: archery or fencing.
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Remember that sports in any form, be it professional activity or just exercise is very beneficial to health. Therefore, when giving a child to the section, you should not make the fight for first places and world titles a primary task.