The Magic of Martial Arts (and Other Individual Sports)

Not all sports are created equal. Kids with ADHD often excel at sports that offer one-on-one coach attention, non-stop action, and clear rules. Here are a few expert recommendations.

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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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