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Win a Nerf NFL Pro Grip football. Just tell us what’s the best game to introduce kids to sports and why. Send in your entries using the comment form
below. Contest ends on 25th September, 2008.
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TKD because it promotes self confidence and self defense.
I think it is soccer. My son is 8 this is first year playing. He loves it. He is learning how to play as a team. He has to learn not to be a poor sport just because one of his other team memebers did not make a goal. He is learning to cheer for the entire team. He likes to say good job when the game is over.
The sport I believe is best for children is the one that intrest them the most. You have to be mentally into the sport before the sport gets into you.
Kick Ball: involves all aspect of team work; includes both boys and girls; not only teachs kids team work, but is great exercise.
In our house we started with soccer, then baseball and then finally football.
Kick the can and Hide and Seek
T-ball is a great way to get started. It helps teach eye hand coordination which is crucial and helps develop confidence.
Soccer, it’s fun and easy to learn
I think Soccer-easy to learn and you run alot
Baseball because it’s not too rough.
my son LOVED T-Ball
Baseball, more specifically T-ball
T-ball is a great game to teach them
Football! Why you ask? – Because, I’ve gotta raise my son the right way…the Broncos way!! Go Broncos!!
Karate,cause it teaches them disipline.
T-Ball is the best sport for young children. Everyone gets to participate and there is no pressure.
As much as I hate to admit it, Soccer. Kids run around, rules (at least for little kids) fairly easy. Instant gratification when they kick the ball.
I would say soccor because it is so much to kick balls around!
I think baseball because there is less chance for injury.
-Ball is the best sport
Basketball with a variable height hoop.
I think all sports are good for kids. But the easiest to start with is probably soccer. Just kick and run, and have fun.
I think it really depends on the child. I think the best sport to start with is one that they like & can play fairly well. For example, it they like to run & kick, then soccer would be great. If they love water, swimming would be a better choice.
I like to begin my boys with T-ball.
Football!! My kids love to go to the games and watch on TV!! We have a tailgate party!!!
My son started with Wiffle Ball. Everything is lightweight and he loved it. He is now a great baseball player.
baseball, because you can start off with softer items to make the child less likely to be injured….wiffle ball and bat or a very soft bat and ball
Soccer cause everyone in my family plays so everyone in my family watches and passes in on to their kids.
football…it’s now americas top sport
My family has always loved t ball all our kids played and now we go with our grandchildren. My Grandson is starting to play a little football with his Dad and his Grandpa
Baseball teaches everything-coordination, running, team building..that’s how we started.
Football of course.. it’s a whole lotta fun 🙂
Soccer- very little actual contact in the sport, easy rules, great exercise, and the kids seem to love it.
I’d have to say baseball! You can start with wiffle ball, then T-ball, then on to softball or baseball! My kids love it!
Golf because it shows the child how to be honest and call penalties on themselve when keeping score and respect for the other players. Plus its also a solo game so you can practice whenever you want.
T-ball is a great game to teach them !:)
dodge ball it takes out our aggresions and its fun
Kickball. It is easy for even very young kids to do.
My kids love football! My husband plays in the front yard with them everyday and would love to have a new foortball.
Teeball! Every kid gets an opportunity to play, they are given the opportunity to hit even if they aren’t the most coordinated or athletic, and there are adults to supervise and assist on the field. And the position of pitcher’s helper is a big deal to kids – they learn responsibility and also what it’s like to be in teh center of the action.
I would say T-Ball.Its easy
and kids seem to catch on fast.It seems easier to
succeed on this sport
T-Ball because it’s easy
I think softball because it teaches responsibilty and how to get along with others
I think basketball is the best sport to teach to children. Not only does it promote teamwork, but it also allows a child the chance to improve himself as an individual athlete. The game is fast paced, as the team is expected to play both offense and defense. It improves hand-eye coordination, muscle strength, flexibility, cardiovascular strength, and helps stimulate the child mentally. Through the clear goal of getting the ball through the hoop, there is a defined objective that every player must work towards. My son is 9 and I introduced him to basketball five years ago. His ball-handling skills and overall awareness have improved greatly, and it has helped him with sports such as tennis and football, where hand-eye coordination and acceleration are crucial. Through experience, I can tell you that basketball was a great first sport to teach him, and I would recommend it to any other parent.
soccer, teaches them teamwork and the kids also get to learn the elements of teamwork.
We started our sons out with playing baseball. It’s taught them that they need to be patient and has taught them coordination. We first started by tossing them a softball and have proceeded to them now hitting the ball with a bat.
Thanks for this giveaway.
We like football
Great contest…would love to win as I love to play catch with my boys.
I think football is a good starter for young kids, especially like your nerf football giveaway, we teach catching and running and we get to hug them alot and call it tackling.
Soccer is great sport to start off with. It teachs them to work on a team, gives them a good workout, and the rules are fairly simple starting out for little ones.
we are a family of football fanatics
Both of my kids play sports….I think baseball is a great sport for kids to be involved in. It not only gets them involved, they learn about sportsmenship.
baseball, because its slow as molasses, there’s plenty of time to teach
I think just playing catch is the basic to get the hand and eye coordination.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship — like I tell the sprouts, anything else is just for a bunch on panzies…
My dad woul love this.
badmitton !! YEAH!
throwing nerf football
I would say Tae Kwon Do since it teaches you confidence and is great for self esteem. It also is a great work out and a good way to learn self defense. My first name is spelled Shilo but it wouldn’t go through as that.
soccer, it’s easy and safe
We are a total soccer family. Great exercise and team involvement.
I think golf is a great way to introduce kids to sports. It’s a great one on one learning experience, at least it has been for son and dad in our house. What a great way for dad and son to spend a lot of quality time bonding, and learning a gentleman’s game!
MY UNCLE STEVAN WOULD LOVE THIS
Tae Kwon Do is great for physical activity and self esteem.
Football. All of my sons played it. It taught them teamwork and helped when they got in college and jobs on working with people
I think soccer is a good way to get children involved in team sports. It is fun, outdoors and great exercise.
My diabled wife of more than 38 years brusies so easier.
This would be a great ball for her to play with the granchildren when she is able.
Thanks for this great contest and prize!
Probably baseball since they being with “T-ball”, but I like football.
Thank you for having this. I think baseball and footballs are excellent for boys and girls. We play both sports with our 3 young children. Thank you!
soccer, baseball, and football are great beginning sports!
baseball is the only non-contact sport and is the best to start with
I think basketball because you can do that just about anywhere
BASEBALL BECAUSE ITS AMERICAS GAME
When really young I’d just start them out with tag football or even “hot potato”.
Soccer. No catching needed. Simple rules.
I’d love to win this, we play a lot of ball with our kids, my daughter does dance and they are all involved in marial arts
Basketball, Soccer, or Kickball because the only gear you have to buy is one cheap ball for the whole team, so any kid can play regardless of their parents’ income. Being shut out and humiliated because you’re parents can’t afford gear is one surefire way to turn a kid off team sports for life.
DODGEBALL. Here is why: it HURTS. kids learn to run and throw and if the lesson dosen’t sink in quickly they get bruised! Nothing tells the kids to get better like a wound!!
Soccer, good conditioning and fewer injuries
Soccer and baseball. One works on running skills and the other works on hand eye coordination.
Softball, no expense and fun to play.
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I love football. My son loves football.
Baseball is pretty classic, I think.
I think soccer is a great sport to introduce kids to, since it is easier for them to learn. They may not understand all the rules of the game, but they can at least catch on to kicking the ball and trying to score a goal.
Soccer is a great early game for youth as it emphasizes teamwork.
I choose swimming in that it is one of the few sports that actually can save your life.
I think the best game to introduce to kids is Football. It develops their coordination and toughens them up at the same time.
I believe any sport. It teaches team work and sportsmanship and it is good exercise.
t-ball because it builds confidence
mabey my boy can be the next Manning
baseball because it is the all american game.
Madden because it builds hand-eye coordination
I think Baseball. Everyone knows that kids lit to swing and hit things! Great alternative!
Soccer, wears him out.
Soccer – Fairly simple rules, little equipment, and lots of running wears them out!
We are a soccer family.
baseball or wiffle ball-it improves the youngsters coordination
soccer, really wears them out and gives them plenty of exercise.
Basketball with a variable height hoop. They can play it with others or practice by themselves. We started my grandson at about 18 months. Then move on to soccer, baseball and/or football.
football of course! America’s favorite sport!
For my family, its football and hockey. My 3 brothers and 2 younger sisters play both sports in our driveway, so we are all able to play at the same time.
We started off by introducing our son to soccer at age 3. By then, he was old enough to kick the ball and understand some of the basic concepts (no hands, trapping the ball, etc.) Now, our son is 6 years old and plays soccer in spring and fall. Each season, we see him improving his skills and knowledge of the game. The nice part of starting with soccer was that it was a fairly basic concept to learn, plus it’s not a contact sport so there was no real concern of personal injury by starting him at a young age.
I’d said baseball, using a soft bat and ball, because it teaches coordination, and it’s America’s favorite sport!
well, baseball, or really to start wiffle ball..my kids loved coordination with water ballons though!
Baseball, it’s great to build hand eye coordination, and a great way to start child into an environment of working together with others as a team.
I like Soccer the best. I teach my son one on one and we love it. He is only 3 but he started kicking the ball before he could even walk, just holding onto the furniture.
Now, we play a lot, I bought a little goal that once he makes the goal cheers him on. He loves it so much, and of course, it teaches him coordination, movement, it’s great excersize running a lot and it is a team sport.