Big brother Luke has never really been into football or rugby, well he did play football when he was much younger, but as he has got older it isn’t something that he has carried on. A lot of his friends are the same, not everyone is keen on traditional team sports, so what are alternative sports for teens?
Luke has loved parkhour or free running for years now, and was lucky enough to have some tuition in an after school class a few years ago. There were only a couple of guys in all of South Wales teaching it, so he was super lucky that they came to his school. Parkhour is ‘the activity or sport of moving rapidly through an area, typically in an urban environment, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing.’ (Oxford Dictionary) It was founded in France in the 1980’s by nine young men.
Parkhour teaches so much – balance, control, stamina, endurance, flexibility and much more. It is the perfect sport for those who aren’t keen on team sports with rules and restrictions.
A lot of Luke’s friends – and Luke himself, also love skate boarding – or, at the moment longboarding. A longboard is longer than a skateboard. and is another great sport for teaching balance and control. Longboarding which originated from surfing, also strengthens the heart and cardiovascular system.
Luke bought himself a longboard with his birthday money last year, we have since found a brilliant website, Skate Hut, that sells a huge range of boards as well as scooters, bikes, skates, clothing, accessories and much more. They offer free delivery over £30 or you can click and collect from over 2,500 stores. There are free returns, secure easy on line ordering and a next day delivery option too.
Other alternative sports for teens who aren’t keen on team sports include golf, tennis, running, swimming and gymnastics (which is a great base for Parkhour too).
Do you have teens who aren’t keen on traditional team sports?