Thanksgiving represents the traditional launch of the holiday season. The very next day, millions of gift seekers will begin their seasonal pursuit of good deals on great gifts. Parents with kids in youth sports often focus their attention on gear and equipment.
However, beyond needing a good glove, ball, or pair of sports shoes, one gift idea might get overlooked. To help them excel in their sport, parents could stuff a stocking with a surprise registration to a sports camp.
There are camps for just about every sport, even those sports that aren’t being played during the winter such as soccer and baseball. Here’s why parents with kids who play sports should put sports camps at the top of their list of holiday gift ideas.
If you don’t live in a region with a moderate year-round climate, sometimes the soccer balls collect dust on the shelf. During the winter months there are still lots of opportunities for your future star to work on their skills.
Many areas offer indoor soccer camps for players of all skill levels. Indoor soccer camps are the perfect answer in places where the winter weather just doesn’t allow kids to hit the field. At these camps, young players can work on all types of different drills, plus learn new techniques that they’ll carry into the new spring season.
While the weather over the holidays may not seem very inviting outside, there are places to train indoors. In Aurora, Illinois, the Wheatland Athletic Association provides indoor soccer camps, plus camps for other sports as well, inside their WAA training facility. Soccer camps are a super way to help your young soccer star prepare for his or her next season.
While many leagues are in the middle of their winter basketball schedule, there are always breaks during the holidays. Many facilities will over minicamps during the school break. This is a great place for your young basketball player to get some take advantage of these winter sports training camps.
Every level of player can benefit from the experience to sharpen his or her basketball talents, or work on a skill that they’re finding difficult to master. Your budding star will be jubilant, when to their surprise they find a registration voucher to a hoops camp stuffed inside their new pair of sneakers.
So, if you’re the parents of kids who are involved in youth sports programs, the holidays are always great for giving new sneakers or gear. However, don’t forget there is one type of sports gift that can keep on giving year after year.
Sports camps are an exciting place to teach your young star new skills, and to help them reach their potential. These kinds of gifts really don’t have a true price tag. Think about giving your child more than just a new bat and ball. Give them the gift that teaches them how to use them, a trip to camp.