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Speak Up: What Sports Did You Play as a Kid?

Playing sports is so important when you're young, especially for girls. Being on a team or training for an individual sport like tennis or track helps to build friendships, teaches you how to communicate and work with others, and builds confidence, and it's a great way to encourage kids to get in the habit of staying active. When I was a kid, soccer was my sport, but I'd play just about anything. So what about you? Did you play sports as a kid? If so, tell me: What sports were you involved in?


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ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
when i was younger it was a big thing for girls to play softball on the town league so that's one sport that i played and i also played soccer. i rememeber being the only girl on the boys team but it was fun for me. as i got older, i was always taking dance classes, and i figure skated and swam. then once i got into High school, i played volleyball and field hockey, and ice hockey. i was always trying to keep busy and playing sports was definitely something fun to do.
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 9 years
I just played sports with my fam. and not like in real games, but basket ball, baseball, soccer, tennis.
uptown_girl uptown_girl 9 years
In elementary school I played t-ball & softball in the summer, dance in the fall, winter & spring. Oh, and about 3 seasons of little league cheerleading. In middle school I rode horses year round, and played softball in the summer. In high school I did cheerleading and gymnastics.
L7amiguita L7amiguita 9 years
Basketball, but I can play all sports. I'm very athletic and up until this day I still play ball. It's a great sport :)
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 9 years
basketball all the way till 11th grade and track and cross country in high school.
Evalicious Evalicious 9 years
SPORTS?? Ha, I hated anything that took place outside when I was growing up. I took dance classes - ballet and tap. That was IT!!! My sister was the athlete - soccer, softball, basketball. Now it's the other way around - I run 4 miles a day now and love it and my sis doesn't do anything outside. WEIRD how that turned out!
bchicgrl bchicgrl 9 years
I did a ton when i was a kid, wish i had that kind of time now. I danced(ballet, tap, jazz, baton, and hawaiian), did gymnastics. I would swim in the summertime and ran track in highschool. *Sigh* I really wish i was still that active, i had sooo much fun.
MandeeLei MandeeLei 9 years
None at all. I was overweight and sports were evil haha
dkaufmann125 dkaufmann125 9 years
wow, Im an inner city kid so even if there were options open to me, I avoided all physical activity like the plague (needless to say I was a fat kid) I even hated gym class I still hate these things but I'm not nearly as fat as I was.
sandrap sandrap 9 years
I did gymnastics and karate.
bellacu bellacu 9 years
Swimming and ballet...causing my current hand-eye coordination to be non-existent :)
Aries17 Aries17 9 years
I was in gymnastics for five years, but 4 1/2 hours five days a week got to be to much.
sgrbby32 sgrbby32 9 years
Gymnastics, ballet, and baton twirling when I was very little (5 years old or so). Then started track, basketball, and cheerleading in middle school. After that I gave up track and cheerleading and ran cross country to prepare for basketball season. I wasn't a place finisher in cross country, but I was pretty good in basketball. Won a few awards and then moved on to college. I never ended up playing in college, but wish I had.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
None-I was not encouraged to play sports only to keep my nose and eyes in a book.
millarci millarci 9 years
Growing up soccer was something all kids played. I played one season of it and I was done. I hated it. I eventually took up tennis lessons and loved it. I wasn't very good at it, but I enjoyed playing.
CestlavieSJP CestlavieSJP 9 years
I think I was one of those sports hoppers when I was a kid. I had to try everything including: swimming, figure skating, gymnastics, and basketball. Finally I found my calling in High School with competitive Cheerleading. Yes it IS a sport. I've got the lifelong injuries to prove it. :)
klrouth klrouth 9 years
I didn't play any sports on my school teams, like soccer, tennis, etc. and my parents never pushed me to at least try. I was really small, and shy, and wanted to play but always thought I wasn't as good as the other kids. The only organized sport I ever participated in was gymnastics, ballet and jazz dance, and I kept up the dance lessons until college. I also spent hours my roller skates and bike every day so I was a pretty active kid even when dance class was out for the summer.
librarysmut librarysmut 9 years
Competitive Figure skating starting in the 3rd grade. I got too tall in 7th and 8th grade (5'7" is far from ideal in figure skating for jumps/roatations) but I am soooo happy I did it growing up. It will always be a big part of my life.
Feesje Feesje 9 years
I was a gymnast from age 5 to 12. Man, I miss my flexibility...
loux2 loux2 9 years
Oh and indoor soccer!
loux2 loux2 9 years
Is netball not big in the US? (I'm from Australia) Anyhow I did Netball, Tennis, Swimming, Tae Kwon Do.. it hink that's all?? A little bit of ballet when I was really young - not for me!
magalaya magalaya 9 years
- Swimming (competitively on city team and in school) - Soccer (competitively on city team and in school) - Basketball (in school and summer camps) - Cross country and track (school) - Volleyball (competitively and in school) - Gymnastics lessons when I was young - Snowboarding since I was 12
italianblonde italianblonde 9 years
Soccer Basketball Swimming Dance Gymnastics Tennis (the best thing) Cross Country (my favorite)
tsp tsp 9 years
competitive swimming from about 6 until high school (or thereabouts) volleyball in middle school and high school horseback riding lessons softball for a few summers a little bit of ballet, tennis, lacrosse thrown in there ...and i learned to ski at about 3, then learned to snowboard at 22, and have been doing that whenever i can since then (although there's been too long a lull in the past few years).
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