What Sport For My 5 Year Old?

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By Dave Ames, My Gym Norwell and My Gym Cohasset September 24, 2019

This isn’t the right question. Increasingly parents with children ages 3 through 7 years old are feeling pressure to start their children in specific sports. In addition, many parents are wondering if they should start picking just one or two sports for their child to specialize in. This trend seems to be due to a growing industry of athletic programs that are marketing sports to younger children and offering year-round practice and game schedules.

At My Gym, we don’t specialize in one sport, but rather in getting kids active and learning to enjoy physical activity by trying new things and developing physical confidence. When children are young, we don’t believe that a long-term focus on an individual sport is the best way to develop a child’s athleticism or long-term interest in sports. My Gym classes focus on a wide variety of physical skills including balance, agility, hanging, tumbling, fine motor skills, and hand-eye and foot-eye coordination. Cardiovascular exercise is also a focus, with class activities that keep kids constantly active.

If your goal is to develop your child’s interest and skills in athletics, we encourage you to try My Gym. In every My Gym class, children get two dedicated and well-trained teachers in a class size that guarantees they will get plenty of attention. At My Gym, all children get equal time, and the constantly changing activities within our program keeps kids interested and focused. Kids want to keep coming back to their My Gym class because we make physical activity fun!

The best way to evaluate a My Gym class is to sign-up for a FREE TRIAL class. Here is a list of our classes for children 3 years old and older. You can read more about each one on our websites.

Mighty Mites: 3 ¼ - 4 ½ years old

Mighty Mites II: 3 ¼ - 6.0 years old

Sports & Gymnastics: 4 ½ - 6.0 years old

All Star Sports: 5.0 – 7.0 years old

Ninja Training: 5.0 - 8.0 years old

My Gym also offers adult participation classes for children 6 weeks thru 3 ¼ years. Visit our websites to learn about these classes too! Want to learn more about our programs, see our engaging facilities, and meet our fantastic staff? Stop in to visit one of our upcoming open houses on Friday, September 27th and Sunday, September 29th. You can find the details for on our website. We can't wait to meet you!