When it comes to encouraging players to try baseball, young players are the ones that need the most encouragement more than grownup does. Why? Because for one kids are not yet aware of the importance of physical activity to our body, they are not yet aware that by playing sports like baseball they can build friendships that could last for life, they also do not know that having a sports makes an active lifestyle that keeps the body and mind healthy. Players can harbour great effects when playing sports.
At a very young age, encourage your kids to participate in outdoor sports instead of letting them sit all day in front of their gadgets. Allow them to go out in the sun and enjoy the weather with friends, it will help them improve their personality in many ways such as:
Build Strong Arms
By doing simple baseball moves like swinging, catching and throwing a baseball an athlete can quickly build upper body strength. Doing the three mentioned movements will improve their triceps, biceps, shoulders and chest muscle.
Build Strong Legs
By playing the game baseball, their hamstrings, glutes and calf muscles will be improved since they will be doing a lot of throwing and squatting and since the game involves a lot of running from base to base, their legs will surely become strong as days go by.
Increases Mental Focus and Concentration
Baseball doesn’t only require players to be in motion but to also keep an active mind to be at par with the opponent. It also requires a lot of mental concentration as they need to keep their eyes on the ball and be alert to know when his time to run to the next base is.
Now that you know the effect of playing baseball to your kids you must now begin introducing them to the game. How do you do that?
- Begin with showing them how to do it- kids will be interested if they see that their parents are having fun doing it. If you will participate in the game the more their interest will be increased.
- Show strong encouragement- there are many ways to do it and one is to watch their games and cheer for them it will not only make them feel valued but they will feel that no matter what happens in the game, they know that you got their back
- Bring things to show your support- This includes going to the game with baseball banners, penchants, cut-outs or anything that you can imagine. Their confidence will surely boost up once they see their names of the banner. The colourful and the artistic design of the banners will also make them feel lively in the game.
- Teach them to have fun- avoid putting too much pressure on your kids and let them feel that no matter what happens in the game, win or lose the important thing is that they had fun. Don’t make them feel that the reason behind playing the game is to win, instead make them feel that playing baseball is an exciting and happy thing to do.