Youth Basketball Season has begun!!
Yesterday was A.’s very first Basketball practice and it was so funny to watch! Why? Because he had no clue what Basketball is. He knew very little: bounce the ball, shoot for the hoop. Done. He was just not prepared for what hit him, I’m still glad he got in, he will be learning so much, I obviously made sure to get him the best equipment for this new chapter, I went through a list of basketball shoes in order to get him the proper ones, he tends to get tired a lot depending on the shoes he wears so this was a very important fact.
But being the sportsman that he is he figured it out right away….at least part of it.
The coach (in pink) is amazing! She was fast to set her ground, to get the attention of the kiddos (co-ed team) which was really helpful for the kids. From the get go they knew who is the boss and what to expect from her and the asst. coach.
The kids started warming up and learning the very FUNdamentals. Since all the kids, but 2, are new they had to start from the very beginning: how to properly shoot.
A. had a hard time with this since his arms are not strong enough to hold a basketball just yet. But he was persistent, he gave it his best and by the end of the practice you could see a bit of improvement.
For a first time playing Basketball they all did so good!! The coaches actually told us, the parents, that this was their very first team to scrimmage on their very first practice! It was a blast. So, I might end up boring you guys with some Youth Basketball for the next few weeks (and trust me, I am so not a Basketball fan)!
What are your thoughts,
should kids be exposed to all sports or not?