Spring is here and with it comes the barrage that is after school activities. Clubs and Scouts, and Sports–oh my!! You could easily book something from Sunday to Saturday and be left exhausted, stressed, and penniless.
Or, you could, *gasp* choose to do something radical. You could, like us, opt out of everything, at least for the spring. Yes, you heard that right, I’m giving you permission to hop off the crazy train, folks!
Now, why and how and if you should do that are all things I’ll be sharing in an upcoming post, that will be far longer than this one. So for right now, I’m going to just explain that when I sat down and filled out my “Things To Say No To” sheet that I gave you in my How To Organize Your Life As a Working Mom one of the first things that were super easy to say no to for our family was sports this school year.
That doesn’t mean I don’t think we should ever have our kids do sports, however. In fact, Amber really enjoyed soccer when she played, and she’s missed it. I know that a season long commitment is not what would be best for her, or us, at this point, though.
The perfect answer is for the kids to do sports when we all have the most free time–the summer! Summer sports camps are amazing options for a variety of reasons. If your child is interested in doing a sport, I’d highly recommend doing a summer camp of it, first. You might end up saving a whole lot of time and heartache and arguments when you find out the sport you thought was a perfect fit, is one that they actually don’t like after all. (Speaking from painful experience). They’re also usually just a week long, so they won’t interfere with your vacation schedule, and they focus a lot more on teaching, learning, and growing as a player. This means more fun and less pressure which I really love.
Because of this, I was super excited when I found out that there will be a British Soccer Camp right here in our new hometown this summer!
British Soccer Camps are the most popular soccer camp in the US. With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players ages 3-18, The British Soccer Camp provide boys and girls with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international expert’s right in the heart of their own community. In addition to teaching new skills and improving game performance, each British Soccer Camp provides lessons in character development, cultural education and is the most fun your child can have learning the sport they love!
In exchange for letting Amber go to camp for free (yey!) I’m sharing this post with you, plus giving you the chance to get an awesome discount!