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My daughter keeps wanting to sign up for sports, both individual and team oriented, but then won’t try come game time. I’m starting to get very frustrated. Any thoughts or suggestions?

Posted by mom57522, 12th May 2014

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  • Can you try practicing with her? Is she shy or anxious?

  • My 2 daughters were not into any Sports they just were not interested maybe she is interested in something else rather then Sports related

  • Not sure what to suggest. I hope it all worked out.

  • Maybe their just shy or overwhelmed in the environment. My kids are 6 months away from being black belts in teakwando but when my son first started which was when he was 4 he cried every session for 4 months straight but now doesn’t miss a second of training. For us the jet was persistence. Good luck.

  • Let her be 8 – maybe she is signing up because of your expectations love? She is such a baby…. just let her be free to be. All the best x

  • Maybe she just enjoys the social side of things. Let her go and enjoy the sport fir her reasons

  • Some kids just aren’t sporty. Maybe she loves the idea of being a part of something, but doesn’t really enjoy the sport side of these activities. You could persevere, you’re bound to find done thing she’ll love. Or tell her no, explain why and look for alternative activities

  • Maybe she is just there for the social side of sport :)

  • What do you mean by won’t try?

  • just try to be supportive and encouraging or get her to try something that doesn’t put her “on the spot” performance wie

  • Explain that it costs money and tell her she has to pick 1 to do tgat she really loves and wants to play then stick qith it for a whole term and ask her how she feels about it. What she likes what she doesn’t like, if she wants to keep going. Maybe she is just nervous but still wants to keep going

  • Maybe should try a different kind of sport that’s not so competitive. Maybe dancing or karate, swimming etc

  • Its a very hard situation to solve! I know!~!

  • Maybe trying sports that do not involve competition, rather practice and just participation until she gains some confidence.

  • Join a sport that doesn’t have “game time”. For example gymnastics or swimming.

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