Despite the nice weather and smiles you see on everyone’s faces, summertime means a very different thing if you’re a parent. Most of us have a pretty set routine that we get into during the school year – morning alarms, mealtimes, and bedtimes all look a certain way. However once school’s out, all scheduling gets thrown out the window and in some cases, all hell breaks loose!
So how can you maintain your sanity this summer season while keeping your kids happy? Most parents find that keeping kids active outside helps them to burn off extra energy and also imparts a healthy aspect to each day. Let’s explore how disc golf can be incorporated into your kids’ lives this summer.
If you’ve already grown to love disc golf then you probably have a good handle on knowing where to find information about specific programs for kids. However, it doesn’t hurt to check Facebook, the bulletin board at the library, or even recreational centers to see if there are camps or workshops that incorporate disc golf into their schedule.
Kids whose parents enjoy the sport probably won’t think twice about throwing some discs along with other fun summer activities, but if your child has never been out to the course before, a community program is a great way to introduce them to the sport in a way that’s easy and fun.
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Checking Out A Clinic
Since the warm summer months are synonymous with disc golf tour time, there’s a good chance that the pros may be traveling near your area to compete. As a way to make additional money and also help to spread their love for the sport, pro players often host clinics where they teach people about specific aspects of the game.
Why not bring your kids to a clinic the next time one comes to town? While they typically tend to focus on skills at an adult level, there’s no reason why your children can’t learn a thing or two while they are there. As an extra bonus, if your kids already love disc golf they’ll get to feel like they are meeting a real celebrity!
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Where To Find Info
Families who are new to disc golf may have a huge passion for the sport but don’t always know where to find relevant information that benefits both them and their children. It’s great if you hear about a new course and go to check it out, but if you don’t know that the holes are super long and challenging until you get there, it can be frustrating as a family activity.
A quick internet search will give you a ton of resources, and you can use a variety of disc golf apps to find local courses as well. Depending on where you look, you can often find course pictures, maps, and a break down of each hole that illustrates how long it is.
What tips do you have for keeping your kids active this summer with disc golf? How have you been able to provide them with hours of fun without sacrificing your own sanity? Let us know in the comments below!