In case you have noticed lately that your kids have started to feel very comfortable spending their time in front of the television or sometimes they just spend too much time on the internet, this might prove to be a little bit difficult to find ways to get them out of the house and start playing a sport.
Every time a kid is saying to his parent that he wants to learn how to play something, the parents are in heaven.
Basketball is a great game that is very entertaining and at the same time it’s also a great workout. The game also teaches you how to cooperate with the other players, as this is a team game. This popular game is able to develop a competitive nature for your kids. This is the type of training that will help him a lot in the future, especially by the time when he reaches high school and where he has to be competitive if he doesn’t want to be eaten alive.
In case you’ve noticed the fact that your kid has started to show a lot of interest regarding basketball and he wants to start playing it, there are a few pieces of equipment you have to buy. In case you are not very familiar with what exactly you have to buy, or what you have to do, we are going to provide you with a short guide.
It all starts with the basketball shoes. In many cases these shoes are not necessarily better if they are more expensive. You do want to buy something that will guarantee him to stay away from any injuries that could occur due to wearing the wrong shoes. If you take a look at the prices available they range between $30 and $200 or even more. Based on our personal experience it seems to be foolish to start paying more than $150 on a pair of shoes, especially since a kid’s feet are always growing and in less then a year, you will probably need to buy a new one.
This is the reason why it’s always best to shop around the mid-range prices. One of the main concerns regarding the shoes you’re wearing during a basketball game is comfort. You will push the limits, run, jump and turn. This is the reason why you don’t want to do that in shoes that you don’t feel comfortable with.
Along with the shoes, other things you could consider buying are shirts, shorts and in case your child had any ankle problems or injuries, then you should buy an ankle brace.
Some say that it’s good to buy a mouth guard for basketball, but unless you are planning to play street ball, you don’t need it.