N.D. asks from Oak Grove, KY on January 11, 2008
My son is 4 and I want to get him involved in sports but he's at that age where he's still not old enough to do any yet. Any ideas would be great!!
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Thanks everyone for your advice! Is going to be starting soccer pretty soon.
M.M. answers from Nashville on January 12, 2008
At age 4 he will be able to play soccer. Soccer is a good sport to start him out on. They are more laid back and don't have that "we HAVE to win" attitude like other sports like baseball and basket ball so it is really good for the little ones to start out on and get their feet wet.
A.H. answers from Fayetteville on January 12, 2008
Hi N., my son is three and a half and he plays soccer and also does gymnastics. Where we live he will also be able to do ice hockey at 4 years old. He plays soccer through the city. He enjoys doing them all good luck.
B.H. answers from Nashville on January 12, 2008
My son is 4 almost 5 and he has been taking a karate class at his preschool for almost a year now. It is great, the program is tailored to his age group and he loves it. It has really helped him because he is very shy, and it has taught him to speak up more to adults.
C. answers from Johnson City on January 12, 2008
In the Tri-Cities area, he can play t-ball, flag football, soccer and all the upwards sports!!
T.D. answers from Montgomery on January 14, 2008
My son played t-ball at 4, but now their is upward basketball. Which is going on now at your local churches.
M.C. answers from Chattanooga on January 13, 2008
A lot of churches do upward basketball. Redoubt does soccer starting at age 3. The little Gym offers alot of different options for kids.
I have had my daughter envolved in something since 12 months. She loves feeling like she is a part of a team.
J.D. answers from Little Rock on March 02, 2008
You could always check out The First Tee of Central Arkansas for golf. That's something you could all enjoy as a family when your husband gets back.
T.K. answers from Knoxville on January 12, 2008
There are sports and activities available for his age. Spring starts wee-ball (before T-ball). My son is three and we are planning on letting him try it out. My neighbor kids loved it! Area GYMS have activities too. Court South has Kids in Motion, which includes pre-soccer, pre-karate, and other kids activities. Good luck in finding the right one for your son!
D.C. answers from Chattanooga on January 14, 2008
There is always the Dad & Me baseball league.. They can start at 3 and the parents are actually on the field with them teaching them individualy as they learn. It's a great way to get them started.
OH! Also, as the wife of a wrestling coach. Mu husband has had some boys that started that early. It's a really fun sport to watch. If you are interested, email me and I can give you some contacts to check in to it.
Alot of people aren't crazy about wrestling because it's seems barbaric.. but once you get into it and learn more about it. It's a sport that builds character and discipline.
D.M. answers from Hattiesburg on January 13, 2008
He can still get involved in sports. Tennis and golf can be started at age 3. I used to give tennis lessons to three years olds, it was a lot of fun. It is mainly just teaching them hand-eye coordination and how to hit the ball. How to the hit the ball correctly comes later. You can check out your local USTA program at www.usta.com. I will be putting my son in lessons as soon as he turns 3.
R.W. answers from Birmingham on January 12, 2008
We experienced the same thing several years ago when we discovered BMX bike racing. As long as they can ride a bike without training wheels they are eligable to ride. The track is at Oak mountain state park and it is a wonderful family centered activity. If you are interested in learning more just let me know and I will get you the contact info. My son is now 9 and we are going into our 4th year.