(HealthDay News) -- Enrolling your child in a baseball, soccer or other sports league can ensure regular exercise, promote friendships and instill a sense of teamwork.
The Nemours Foundation offers these suggestions before you sign up your child for a team sport:
- Consider how much time the sport will take away from family time, homework and relaxation.
- Think about how sports participation will impact the rest of the family.
- Make sure you work out any transportation and schedule issues, especially if you have more than one child playing sports.
- Consider lending a hand to your child's sport. Volunteering can encourage your child to participate and help you spend quality time together.