From Spectator To Player
Posted by Ray Gruenfelder
There’s nothing better than getting home and watching the match on the TV with a cool beer, right? Well, maybe there is… Wouldn’t it be awesome if that was you playing out on the pitch with them?
You don’t have to be a spectator to get involved with sport. Why don’t you start playing as well? Even though you might not have played any sports since you were at school, it’s not too late to get back into it. Here are some excellent tips that can help you go from a spectator to a player in no time at all!
Which Sport Is For You?
Do you have an idea of the sport you’d like to take up? Most people stick to the one they prefer to watch on TV. But it will also depend on the facilities that you have in your neighborhood. For instance, there won’t be much point in taking up basketball if there aren’t any hoops close to you! It’s a good idea to get into the same sport as some of your friends too, as this will give you an extra motivation for carrying on with it.
Work On Your Fitness
If you haven’t worked out in quite some time, all of this exercise might come as a bit of a shock! So, before you do sign up to a sports team or hit the pitch for a quick catch, you might want to firstly work on your fitness levels. If you join the gym or start jogging three times a week, you will soon find that your fitness greatly improves. And you’ll then be able to start getting into sport in a serious way without having to worry about getting breathless on the pitch!
Get The Gear
Now that you are all ready to start playing, you need to make sure you are wearing the right sports clothes. Each sport has its set gear and it is important that you invest in these special garments. Most of the time, they have been designed with that specific sport in mind and can help wearers move in a way that improves gameplay. You can buy custom basketball uniforms and baseball strips if you want to wear something personalized. It’s a good idea to double check with a team if you join one as most will have a set team strip you will need to wear.
Find A Local Team
Time to join a team! Once you are a member, you will be able to train with everyone and can get lots of advice and tips from the team coaches. Not only that, though, but you will find that team sports are very social, and your social life will probably improve as a result! All towns and cities will have dedicated teams for the majority of sports.
So, ready to get off the sofa and start to play a sport rather than just watch? As you can see, making the switch from spectator to player isn’t too difficult. It’s pretty much all about motivation!