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Why Kids Should Choose Pole and Aerial Sports: Exploring the Benefits

Why Kids Should Choose Pole and Aerial Sports: Exploring the Benefits
Written by Frosso Patsou

Are you looking for a unique and engaging physical activity for your child? In this article, we will delve into why your kids should choose pole and aerial acrobatic sports. Pole and Aerial Sports offer a thrilling and empowering experience for kids of all ages. These sports not only provide a fun and exciting way to stay active but also offer numerous benefits for your child’s physical and mental development.  From building strength and flexibility to fostering creativity and confidence, these sports offer a well-rounded experience that goes beyond traditional forms of exercise. Let’s explore the compelling reasons why pole and aerial sports can be the perfect choice for your child’s active journey.

“My kid wants to try something different. I heard that pole dance fitness and aerial acrobatic sports are suitable for children and there are schools with kids’ classes. Should we give it a try?”.

A typical parent responds upon hearing about this kind of sporting activity for their child.

At the age of 7-10, children are in a phase of specific motion and they usually express their wishes to take up a sport. Parents often wonder why their kids should choose pole and aerial sports over traditional sports, but the answer lies in the unique benefits these activities offer for physical and mental development.

The choice of aerial acrobatic sports for children should be made according to various factors, some of which may be:

  1. the participation of a friend in this sport,
  2. the promotion of the sport after a certain success,
  3. the presence of a club or a sports centre somewhere close to home as well as
  4. the liking and the involvement of parents in a particular sport in the past.

The parents’ attitude on what sport their child will choose depends very much on the expectations they have for their child’s progress as an athlete.

Thus, aerial acrobatics sports and pole fitness is a rather difficult choice for both children and parents and this usually happens for many reasons some of which are the following:

  • The fear about a sport you don’t know because it is not so widespread
  • Fear of injury
  • Not enough information about where to take up this sport

However, children who either by chance or by choice eventually took up aerial sports and pole dance report that through their participation they were generously offered acceptance, fun and joy.

Participation in pole dancing makes children and especially teenagers to feel special. It is a cool sport and it enhances strength, flexibility and endurance. Moreover, it combines elements of dance and acrobatics, something which is a big challenge.

The surveys and also the personal statements of aerial acrobatic sports athletes show that due to its diversity and complexity, this sport has earned huge acceptance in recent years.

It is also a great challenge for those children who either have tried several other sports and grew bored of them, or they are, by nature, children who are highly energetic and dynamic and the nature of the sport fits them perfectly.

Through pole dancing, kids experience feelings of joy, euphoria and competency. They amuse themselves through such training procedures, where the child understands the personal improvement and progress and they build their self-confidence.

Some stereotypical perceptions, which dictate that the sport is dangerous or exclusively connected to dancing, have been abandoned and they have been replaced by the plethora of young athletes who are participating in European and international contests by competing with countries that have a huge tradition of rhythmic and artistic gymnastics.

Everyone understands that the participation of children in aerial and pole sports develops:

  • knowledge,
  • education and
  • completion of the child as a personality.

Pole dancing athletes have direct:

  • positive body image
  • improving fitness
  • avoid obesity

and indirect benefits:

  • socialization
  • feelings of competence-joy
  • increase self-confidence
  • high energy levels and
  • self-esteem

Moreover, they experience fewer feelings of:

  • tension
  • sadness
  • fatigue
  • confusion
  • anxiety

Aerial Acrobatics and Pole Fitness Sports are definitely very entertaining and that is why it attracts a lot of people because you work out and have fun at the same time! Especially for children, it is like a playground because they climb or turn upside down!

So when combining exercise with fun there is more willingness and a good mood. Consequently, children engaged in such an interesting, entertaining and attractive sport increase their chances to devote themselves to it with all the benefits that this entails.

Encouraging your child to participate in Aerial Acrobatics and Pole Fitness Sports can be a transformative decision that opens up a world of possibilities. By engaging in these unique activities, your child will not only develop physical skills but also gain valuable life lessons such as discipline, perseverance, and self-expression. So, don’t hesitate to introduce your child to the world of pole and aerial sports and witness their growth and joy as they soar to new heights!

To learn more about the topic of pole and aerial sports for kids, you may find the following articles helpful:

  1. “Pole Dance and Aerial activities for kids. The opinions of parents, kids, and specialists in the field”: This article explores the perspectives of parents, kids, and specialists regarding pole dance and aerial activities for children. Discover valuable insights and experiences from those involved in this field. Link to the article
  2. “What a pole studio should know before launching classes for kids?”: If you’re considering offering pole and aerial classes for children, this article provides essential information and guidance. Learn about the important considerations and preparations necessary for a successful and safe experience for kids in your pole fitness studio. Link to the article

By exploring these articles, you can gain a comprehensive understanding of pole and aerial sports for kids, including the perspectives of parents, kids, specialists, and the key factors to consider when launching classes for children.

About the author

Frosso Patsou

Patsou Froso is a Psychologist, holding a bachelor's degree from Panteion University and a master's degree in Sports Psychology. She has completed a four-year counseling program and specializes in cognitive-synthetic counseling process. Additionally, she holds a bachelor's degree from the Department of Physical Education and Sports Science at the University of Athens. She is a doctoral candidate at Panteion University in the Psychology department.

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