Football? Been there. Baseball? Done that.
It’s time to start something new! Has your kid tried curling? Ever heard of footgolf? Here’s how your kids can get in on the action with these spunky sports…
The Orange County Curling Club offers “Learn to Curl” classes (ages 14+) at Westminster ICE Rink. This 2 ½ hour class is designed to introduce people to the basics of curling. Participants will take part in physical game play, sweeping of the stone, and learn some of the rules and strategy used in curling. (BTW: You can even have an ice curling activity at your next party provided by Emerald Events!)
Do your kids love to swordfight? Then fencing is the sport for them! Fencing develops stamina, discipline and coordination. Kids as young as 5 can try the state-of-the-art fencing equipment, not to mention the camps, classes and birthday parties, at Gryphon Fencing & Fitness Studio in Placentia. Find more fencing fun here.
FootGolf is just what it sounds like! The sport combines soccer and golf and players kick a soccer ball from a tee box into a 2 ½ ft. hole that generally follows the regular course layout, but does avoid bunkers and golf putting greens.
City of Long Beach Golf now has FootGolf available after 12 p.m. every day. Indoor soccer cleats or tennis shoes may be worn, and soccer balls can be rented at the course. Visit the American FootGolf League for more information and to find a FootGolf course near you!
Lacrosse, they say, requires the strategy of basketball, the speed of soccer and the contact of football, making it one of the most exciting games around. Girls and boys (ages 7-18) can give it a try with Beach Cities Lacrosse. Look for individual or group lessons and beginner clinics for kids (grades K-2).
5. Rock Climbing
When your kids start climbing the walls this summer, head to an indoor rock climbing center for a real challenge! These SoCal facilities offer classes, camps — even birthday party packages — all supervised by pros and with the latest safety gear.
Southern California Youth Rugby welcomes rough-and-tumble players in kindergarten through high school. Your mission is to score “tries” (5 points for each one) by grounding the ball in your opponents’ in-goal area.
Want to find more sports your kids can try out? Run on over to Kidsguide’s sports directory!