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Summer Tips for Parents to Encourage Their Kids in Basketball

Hey there, awesome parents! Summer is the perfect time for your kids to dive into basketball, have fun, and develop new skills. At Royal Basketball School, we love seeing kids enjoy the game and grow their passion for basketball. Here are some friendly tips to help your kids stay active and excited about basketball this summer.

1. Keep It Fun and Inclusive

  • Family Basketball Nights: Turn off the screens and enjoy family basketball nights. Set up some friendly competitions, play H-O-R-S-E, or create a mini tournament in your driveway or local park.
  • Basketball Playdates: Organize playdates centered around basketball. It's a great way for kids to make friends, improve their skills, and stay active.

2. Set Realistic Goals

  • Skill Challenges: Encourage your child with small, achievable basketball goals. Maybe it’s making 10 free throws in a row, dribbling through a set of cones, or mastering a new move. Celebrate their successes to build confidence.
  • Track Progress: Create a fun progress chart to track their improvements. Seeing their progress can be a big motivator.

3. Gear Up Right

  • Comfortable Basketball Gear: Make sure your child has comfy, breathable sportswear suitable for the summer heat. A good pair of basketball shoes is essential to prevent injuries.
  • Proper Basketball Equipment: Invest in a good-quality basketball and a portable hoop if you don’t have access to a court. The right gear makes playing more enjoyable and safe.

4. Stay Hydrated and Eat Healthy

  • Hydration Stations: Keep water and healthy snacks on hand during playtime. Teach your kids the importance of staying hydrated, especially in the summer heat.
  • Nutritious Snacks: Offer healthy snacks like fruits, veggies, and protein-packed treats to keep their energy up.

5. Lead by Example

  • Active Parents: Show your kids how fun being active can be by playing basketball with them. Your enthusiasm will inspire them.
  • Join In: Get on the court and shoot some hoops with your kids. It’s a wonderful way to bond and show them that staying active is a family affair.

6. Encourage Teamwork and Social Skills

  • Join a Team: Enroll your kids in a local basketball team or summer league to teach them about teamwork and cooperation.
  • Positive Praise: Focus on praising their efforts, teamwork, and sportsmanship, not just their wins. This helps build a positive attitude towards basketball and life.

7. Enjoy the Outdoors

  • Outdoor Basketball: Take advantage of outdoor basketball courts. Playing outside can be refreshing and adds an extra layer of fun to the game.
  • Basketball Camps: Consider enrolling your kids in summer basketball camps. At Royal Basketball School, our camps are designed to be educational and super fun, helping your child improve their skills while making new friends!

8. Balance Activity and Rest

  • Rest Days: Make sure your kids have rest days to recharge and avoid burnout. Balance is key to maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • Relax and Unwind: Introduce relaxation activities like stretching or yoga to help them wind down after a busy day of playing basketball.


Encouraging your kids to stay active in basketball during the summer can be a joyful experience for the whole family. By making basketball fun, setting realistic goals, providing the right gear, and leading by example, you’ll help your kids develop a lifelong love for the game. At Royal Basketball School, we’re here to support you with our innovative coaching and dedication to young athletes. Let’s make this summer a slam dunk!

For more tips and info about our programs, visit the Royal Basketball School website or contact us directly at 310.744.5403. Let’s get moving and have some summer fun!



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