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After 2 years my 11 year old has decided to quit judo :-(

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Dickorydockwhatthe Sat 06-Aug-16 11:23:33

I feel really gutted as he has left a lovely judo club and has real potential. He isn't into football and isn't particularly sporty so I'm really struggling to get him to try new sports and to keep active . He is becoming a bit reclusive at the minute and would rather play on the ps which I've limited. We have tried beavers lasted 2 years, swimming 1 year and football after school. I want him to socialise ( had a difficult schooling due to learning difficulties) and to keep fit and active can anyone recommend something??

lljkk Sat 06-Aug-16 12:48:23

Rugby suits similar physique, but it's not a sport for shy kids.
Ideally you would insist/persuade him to choose something with a physical component. Horse riding or cycling or trampolining are also individual rather than team things.

Arfarfanarf Sat 06-Aug-16 12:49:59

what does he enjoy?

Do you have to combine? can you not find something physical that he enjoys and something else that is social?

elephantoverthehill Sat 06-Aug-16 12:51:36

My 2 Ds did judo and then moved onto rugby. I think knowing how to fall properly was really useful on the rugby pitch. Both have gone back to judo for periods of time now that they are older.

BabyGanoush Sat 06-Aug-16 12:56:27

My 11 yr old quit judo.

I said fine, but must do some sport.

Had fun trying out karate, fencing and archery.

Now a keen archer.

Limit the PS to 2 hrs a day, let him get bored, then suggest trying new activities grin

Dickorydockwhatthe Sat 06-Aug-16 19:21:05

He's not too keen on the contact so def no to rugby. It's just a shame that he isn't interested in sports I think boys need yo channel their energy

TaLLyHOnellie Sat 06-Aug-16 19:24:48

Free running, skate boarding, cycling club, rowing,

butmumineedit Sat 06-Aug-16 19:26:49

What about an athletics club or running or cycling club . My dds athletics/ running and love it plus it is a very cheap sport at their level. My Ds who has a MLD plays tennis and loves it , also done cricket and football as well but hard to find clubs that cater for disabilities .

pinkmagic1 Sat 06-Aug-16 19:30:35


ErrolTheDragon Sat 06-Aug-16 19:41:11

Now would be the perfect time of year for him to try watersports - something like sailing or windsurfing can be enjoyed at many levels and through the whole of your life. I reckon that if your kid isn't 'sporty' and doesn't like team game type things, then this sort of 'real' activity is better - cycling, running, kayaking, that sort of thing.

Astoria797 Wed 31-Aug-16 22:10:27

Shooting? Archery? Cycling? Climbing? All of these are solitary sports and a lot of fun.

namechanger1981 Wed 31-Aug-16 22:12:36

What about something like fencing? I tried that at a similar age and enjoyed it.

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