Game On: Picking Sports for Children with ADHD

For children with attention deficit, not all sports are created equal. Here, find ideas for the best sports and activities for children with ADHD, and learn how to determine if a team or individual sport is best for your kid.

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And the Winning Sports Are

The following common childhood sports are based on opportunities for distraction, level of physical contact, frustration factor, complexity of rules/strategies, and use of gross motor skills.

Gold Medal
-- Swimming/Diving
-- Martial Arts
-- Tennis
-- Gymnastics
-- Wrestling

Silver Medal
-- Soccer (Goalie position not recommended)
-- Fencing
-- Horseback Riding
-- Track Events

Bronze Medal (recommended only with substantial modification)
-- Baseball

Losers (not recommended)
-- Football

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