Team sports: the perfect extracurricular activity for fitting in?
Sharing a passion helps them to integrate into a group. That's why team sports are so good for shy kids. Within the team, each person can be themselves and play to their strengths, without hiding. Your child will learn what they can bring to the group, find their place within it, and build new friendships. If they fear failure, the blame for any defeat won't rest solely on their shoulders. And if they win, it'll bolster their confidence and leave them with unforgettable memories.
When we think of team sports, we often think first of football. But there are so many other alternatives. Is your child hung up about how tall they are? Then maybe they should try basketball. Does your child or teenager think they're too weedy? Why not try handball or rugby to bulk up their muscles? Do they love moving and jumping? Are they sharp and agile? Then volleyball is perfect for them. Are creativity and flexibility more their thing? Then go for an artistic sport: artistic swimming, gymnastics, skating, etc. And if they're not a fan of ball sports, why not try something more original like rowing, roller derby, water polo or flying discs?