Team Sports Activities & Resources for Kids

Sports is one fun thing that nearly all kids can agree upon. Whether its team sports activities, sports games for kids, or even just talking about sports (scroll down to see our inspirational sports quotes!), there is something for everyone.

UNICEF Kid Power is all about being kids being active, and a big part of being active can include kids sports. Whether it’s a parent, coach, teammate, or a kid, take a look at our list of kids sports resources below!

Best Team Building Sports Activities & Fun Games for Kids’ Sports:

How to Build Confidence in Kids Sports

The most important attribute to instill in kids is to stress the importance of hard work. All of the greatest athletes succeeded because they put in hard work. Talent and opportunity is not enough, and kids need to know this. Kids might find it hard to exert themselves physically, especially if it causes injuries. And of course they should know their limits, which is why parents should be on call and aware of their kids’ sports activities.

However, any kid who wants to be great, has to know that the more effort they put in, the more they work, practice, and train, the more likely they are to be better than their peers and become something truly great. Building confidence in kids when they play sports from a young age can have a great effect on their future performance and confidence as well.

How Do Team Sports Help Kids in School?

There is no question that being an active member of a sports team while in elementary school will help a kid perform better academically. The Washington Post summed up a study from 2013 proving such, and stated that “It not only helps develop muscles and fend off obesity, it also offers opportunities to socialize and learn new skills.”

Beyond the classroom, it is no surprise that sports, and especially team sports offers a multitude of benefits to kids in their life development. Partaking in sports activities with others increases social interaction, forces kids to work together toward a goal, and creates a sense of competition which each kid can tap into later in life in various situations. Sure, on the surface, sports sounds like a way out of the classroom, but really, kids sports activities will help propel a kid further in and out of the classroom.

Benefits of Team Sports for Kids

In keeping with the theme of the benefits of sports for kids, it is important to understand that teams provide more than just a fun place to hang out with friends and kick or toss a ball around. Team sports provides an outlet for kids outside of their classrooms and homes. It provides a way for kids to channel their talents, and exert themselves in ways that they otherwise could not have in a classroom or at home.

Furthermore, the idea of team sports for kids presents opportunities for kids to work together toward a common goal, which is usually to win the game. But regardless of the outcome of a sports game, the real goal is for a kids sports team to develop camaraderie, respect for one another, and to learn about each other. These skills developed during team sports activities will undoubtedly help these kids in both school and professionally later in life.

Inspirational Quotes for Kids’ Sports

Just like adults, sometimes kids need inspiration to succeed in sports. Whether it is a locker room speech from a coach, a pep talk from a parent, or even members of the team talking and motivating one another – the point is that inspiration can come from anywhere.

When it comes to inspirational quotes for kids’ sports, there is a ton of content to choose from in real life. But for the sake of entertainment and popularity, we can choose from a huge number of inspirational sports quotes from movies that any kid is sure to be motivated by. Here are our favorites:

  • It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – NFL Hall of Famer Vince Lombardi
  • My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.MLB Hall of Famer Hank Aaron
  • You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave–win or lose.” – NHL Hall of Famer Gordie Howe
  • I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying.” – NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan
  • Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.” – Michael Jordan

Kids Sports Trivia Questions & Answers Games

When it comes to sports trivia questions and answer games, there is no right or wrong. Kids will be happy whether they know or don’t know the answers, because it’s always a fun, good natured competition, and kids love to impress eachother with their knowledge of sports and trivia answers.

Here are a few classic kids sports trivia questions and answers:

  • How many championships did Michael Jordan win in the NBA? 6 (1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998).
  • Who has the most home runs in Major League Baseball history? Barry Bonds – 762.
  • Who had the most receptions ever in 1 NFL game? Brandon Marshall, with 21 receptions in 2009.
  • Who has the most hockey goals in a single NHL season? Wayne Gretzky, 92 goals in 1981.
  • Who had the most rebounds in a single NBA game? Wilt Chamberlain, with 55 rebounds in 1960.

 

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