I recently read this article, best sports for kids with adhd and was shocked not to find football on the list. I am not sure if the shock came from me being a Texas Football fanatic, or the the fact that football has been the best thing for my boy. He is now ten but was diagnosed at the young age of four. He is about to begin his fifth season of football as well. Signing him up for football has done so much for him. Not only does he have a love for the game. He has a passion. A passion to compete, to work hard and for his brotherhood of players.
More ways football has been helpful are
***He gets to use his pent up energy in a positive way.
*** He has to use his brain. Lots to remember, plays, head down, positions and more
***Respect: of course a ten year old struggles to always respect everyone but he has to learn to respect his coaches (authority) & his peers
***Compassion: when a player gets hurt on our team or not the players have to deal and clap when the player stands and is ok.
***Team work: This one is obvious
*** how to work hard. Practices often are three and four times a week.
These are just a few ways football can benefit your adhd child. Any child really. So go find them a team and start enjoying the season