Red Tricycle is a website/newsletter that we recently came across. They promote fun things to do with your little ones around the Los Angeles area. This week, they have a nice article about getting kids involved in sports. They point out that the stress should be on fun, rather than winning or scoring. They also note that soccer is the best first sport for a young person.
Soccer is the best sport for first-timers. All of the coaches we spoke with unanimously agreed, and Coach Rethmeier offers, “For preschool age toddlers (3-5 years) I recommend soccer. The game is physically simple and uses the legs and feet, where kids develop coordination first (from walking and running). Sports such as basketball and baseball require physical development of arms, hands and upper body.”