Best-kept Secret in Colorado Kids’ Sports
I am a firm believer in keeping my kids active. Thankfully, the Recreation Districts where we live offer a wide variety of affordable sports programs that we’ve been taking advantage of since my kids could walk.
Some of the sports in which we’ve participated include:
- Swimming Lessons
- Dance Classes
- Dive Team
- Swim Team
- Basketball, and
Over the years we’ve become used to the crowds of parents and family members gathered to watch their kids play. We’ve learned what to expect out of a kids’ game or meet and had our “been there, done that” mentality firmly entrenched.
Then we went to our first Cara Track meet.
Our expectations for a kids’ sports event were immediately blown out of the water.
These meets are big time.
Big time as in they are held at High School and State track facilities. Big time in that there are 1,000+ people at a meet. Big time in the level of organization and coordination it takes to get all the heats run, all the kids lined up, all the winners awarded, and all the events announced. Big time.
Plus I love to see the determination on my kids’ faces as they run as hard as they can to get to the finish line first.
I like sports because I believe the physical activity is good for them, but I’m equally happy that they learn how to take defeat with grace, how to push themselves to improve, how to work with a team, and how to be a good friend.
I highly encourage you to enroll your child in a sport. If you think track is a good fit, please check out Cara Track to see which Rec District closest to you hosts a program. Here are the ones I’m aware of:
- Carbon Valley
- Denver Lightning
- Fort Collins
- Highlands Ranch
- Hyland Hills
- Montbello Cheetas Track Club
- South Suburban
Costs vary by District, but the meets are free. Yes, FREE. Plus, there are scholarships to cover the enrollment fees if you qualify. (If you qualify for free or reduced lunch, you’ll likely qualify to have the sign up fee waived.)
Do your kids play sports? Which ones?