4th grade beginner sports for girls?
As a child, I was a sports pariah. The last to be picked on teams. Dreading the mandatory PE where humiliation was guaranteed. Volleyball and basketball may as well be a dodgeball for me. I struggled socially due to my athletic inability. My spouse is not bad at sports but is not interested in them. We do not watch sports. So, our daughter has had zero introduction to any physical activities other than the usual running around and play or bike with friends. I read that it’s important for girls to play sports and it helps them feel confident as they grow older. I certainly felt that if I were good at a sport, I would have had an easier time in high school. Our daughter is brilliantly joyful, confident and extroverted and we hope she will maintain this personality as she enters puberty. I am a bit at a loss for where to start? I have asked her if she would be interested in sports. She said she would be interested in horseback riding or swimming. Neither seems easily accessible. She has enjoyed dance classes in the past but we do not feel comfortable sending her to indoor dance studio yet. We live on hills, so we have to go somewhere to play with balls. I would love to hear any ideas you may have on how to introduce a 9 year old to sports. Thank you.