Karate or Kickball? Fencing or Football? The Best Sports for Kids with ADHD

Active kids are healthy kids, but not all sports play well with ADHD traits. Learn why parents and experts recommend martial arts, swimming, tennis, and 7 other sports to promote health, self-esteem, and teamwork.

Martial Arts

Self-control, discipline, and respect are just a few of the skills emphasized in martial arts classes. Students master each new martial arts combination through step-by-step instruction—leaving little opportunity for distraction. One surprising benefit of martial arts is its use of rituals, such as bowing to the instructor, which can help teach kids with ADHD to accept, develop, and use routine in other areas of their lives.
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