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Why Kids Quit Sports & How Parkour Offers a New Path

Updated: Apr 3

Discovering that a child no longer wants to participate in a sport can be disheartening for any parent. Often, the reasons are complex, ranging from too much pressure to the lack of fun. Did you know a startling 70% of children quit organized sports by age 13? This trend highlights a disconnect between what children need from sports and what they're currently experiencing.


parkour is a better sport for most kids


The pressure to perform, the fear of making mistakes, and a feeling of disrespect can make traditional sports a source of stress rather than enjoyment. Add to this the feeling that they've lost ownership of their sports experience, and it's no wonder many kids decide to hang up their cleats.


Enter parkour,

a sport where fun, personal growth, and freedom of expression are at the forefront. Unlike conventional sports, parkour is not about winning or losing. It's about personal challenges, overcoming obstacles, and, most importantly, having a blast while doing it. In parkour, every child gets to play, there are no benches to warm, and making mistakes is part of the learning process. This sport encourages creativity, resilience, and self-respect — qualities every parent wishes for their child.




At Cowabunga Ninja Sports Gym, we believe in the transformative power of parkour. It's more than just a sport; it's a journey to self-discovery and confidence. If your child is looking for a new adventure away from the pressures of traditional sports, parkour might just be the answer.




Are you intrigued by the idea of parkour for your child, or even yourself? Dive into a world where movement is joy, and freedom is the goal. Let's redefine what sports can be, together.

#FreeYourself at Cowabunga Ninja Sports Gym.




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