Are your kids sports something they do, or just something they go to?
If you removed the time appointment status of practice and games, would they still pick up the ball and play, or would it never enter into anyone’s mind in your family?
I would wager among most Recreation soccer kids, Sports is something they go to. Remove the forced status of the game or practice, and the ball doesn’t make it out of the corner of the garage. The kids don’t choose to pick up the ball at home or on the playground at school.
I’ll admit that in our house, Tae Kwon Do is something our kids go to. Outside of classes, I don’t see them regularly practicing forms or kicks. I’m not sure how to change that – since neither my wife nor I ever participated in a martial art.
So do your kids play sports, or go to sports? And how do you convert from one to the other?