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ADHD and Sports
Help Concentrating in Practice
How do you keep your ADD kids focused at practices and games/meets?
After trial and error, we found that my ADD son loves wrestling and is good at it. It suits him that matches are one on one and are only 3 mins long at high intensity. He enjoys it very much and can concentrate here more than in any other sport, but still, practices are 2 hrs long a couple nights a wk. Ugh! After a full day of concentrating at school, it’s hard for him.
His Coaches get frustrated at him for having trouble staying focused for that long. Plus, if he can’t concentrate, he isn’t learning the moves and progressing as well as others and let’s face it, sports are competitive!
Ideas would be great because sports are important to help keep him active, and confident, and to instill hard work, and are a fantastic way for him to make friends with his teammates!
THANKS in advance.