Summer is here, and if you’re looking for the perfect sports gifts for the active child, you are the envy of many parents. While others have to put constraints on screen time or beg the kids to get out, your biggest concern is treating scraped knees and getting them to take a bath. The best athletic gifts for boys and girls this season fuel obsession, channel lust for action, and maybe a deep playoff run while exposing them to the fresh air and bright sunshine. From punching bags and pitchers to soccer goals and hockey puck throwers, this list has athletic gifts for kids of all disciplines – and families who just want to bond around healthy competition. . Whether you’ve got a Black Mamba Jr., a Megan-Rapinoe in training, or a young angler who just needs a hook to tune, we’ve got what they need to develop a Beast Mode against the competition.
This full size table tennis and tennis combination is easy for kids to learn while getting them out and active. The Monarch Kit lets you roll to your nearest tennis courts, get settled in and start playing in minutes.
Planning a trip to the baseball stadium? Choose one in advance. Your child may catch a foul or a home run, or maybe beg for a ball during BP. Pack a sharpie and your young baseball fan will cement a memory they can literally look back on for years to come.
This youth fishing combo includes everything he’ll need to hook the big one. Aside from the fact that its spool comes pre-wound with an eight-pound test line, saving you the hassle, the kit also includes a 53-piece hardware selection. Whether you’re bait fishing or shaking artificial lures, it has enough options to save some loss in the nearest tree.
We love this sit-on-top style kayak for young beginners. In the event of a tip-over (and we can guarantee this will happen during the learning process), it’s easy to straighten out and escape to minimize terror. It also includes a paddle to get the two of you down the river.
Whether you have a lax sibling in the works or just looking for a gift for the lax obsessed kid in your life, mini sticks like these are great fun when the kids aren’t out in the field. At a fraction of the size of full sticks, there’s less chance of them spilling a lamp around the house, and they’re also great for older kids to develop precision skills with the reduced glove. This two-pack will give him and a friend hours of fun.
Train the next Great One to reach the top shelf and all five holes with this Bauer target. Spread it on your child’s hockey net and he or she can develop the technique with the ball or the puck to score at will. It’s made from 18,000 denier reinforced polyester and PVC backing to withstand those near misses.
While not nearly regulatory, this portable hoop is perfect for post workouts in the aisle or dead end. Its smaller 52-inch acrylic back panel is much easier to store, and it’s shatterproof in case your child pulls the whole thing over (which is unlikely, thanks to the water-filled base). For younger kids or especially ambitious dunk competitions, its height can be adjusted from 10 feet to 7.5 feet.
Most children’s sports require some hand-eye coordination, and this handy tool is a perfect way to improve skills during the long winter months. Its round lugs ensure that every impact sends it in a new direction, improving reaction times. It is also gentle, which makes it a sure-fire means of fundamental development in a family environment.
This scooter is slender but stable and, as a bonus, has light-up wheels activated by LED movement. It can hold up to 110 child pounds and has an adjustable T-bar that can accommodate a growing child.
Sometimes you can’t throw all the balls. This throwing machine, officially licensed by the MLB, throws a baseball every seven seconds. It is height adjustable and is a great way for young hitters to improve their game.
An ideal gift for any football fanatic. This six-by-four-foot option from SKLZ is the right size for mid-range yards. Goals are easy to set up and take down with steel stakes that keep them in place no matter how hard your child is kicking.
Got a little slugger who gets used to swinging a bat? This pop-and-pitch set includes the pop-a-pitch machine with tee clip, a 22-inch collapsible plastic bat, and three aero-strike baseballs. The height is adjustable from 21 to 25 inches.
For parents worried about letting their children play football, the kicker is the position with the lowest likelihood of injury. It can’t hurt to point them in that direction early on. These 6’4
When your young climber is ready to take plastic traction to the next level, it’s time to buy a starter kit like this one from Black Diamond. Including a harness, chalk and bag, carabiner and belay device, that’s all he’ll need except shoes to get ready for the outdoor season in 2021. Plus, that’s all he’ll need. is much cheaper than renting each time your kid goes to the rock room.