As a parent, you need to encourage healthy habits—including exercise—in your youngsters. Physical activity should become as routine a part of their lives as eating and sleeping.
When teaching 6- to 9-years olds sports, the focus should be on continuing to refine basic and transitional skills, general fitness, and technique since these activities are hard to grasp beyond the basics.
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