As a Mom of boys, and as an athlete myself, I know how important it is to get kids outside and active. I started team sports at a very young age and continued playing through college and still play now! The camaraderie, competition and exercise is great for the mind and body. So when my boys approached me about playing sports I responded with a loud and definite YES!
My boys are avid football and lacrosse players. Our weeks are full of practices and our weekends are full of games and tournaments. You know that uber loud obnoxious cheering Mom at the games? Yeah, that’s me. There is something about sports that sucks me in and gets my adrenaline pumping. What better way to encourage and motivate your child in a sport, right? Even more important is the fact that they love doing it and are building healthy lifestyle choices in the process.
The Chicago Bears are strong believers that children should be fit and active. That kids get off those couches and go outside! Their youth camps help children push beyond their comfort zone, learn new skills and acquire a life long love of being active. The Chicago Bears Youth Camp believes with patience and encouragement, kids gain confidence.
Kids love learning new skills and are always excited to succeed. Tom Finks, Executive Director of Chicago Bears Youth Football Camps, states, “At our camps, through fun skill challenges, fun competitions and fun games, kids exert themselves—often beyond their normal comfort level.”
The Chicago Bears Youth Football Camps are safe, non-contact instruction for kids ages 6-14 and are very suitable for any kid that just wants to learn the game. They provide a station-based training format that allows campers to be divided by age and experience level so each receives the right level of instruction and support. Kids will learn to run, throw, catch, defend, form block, form tackle and explode out of their stance with proper technique and improved speed. The camps, which each run for 5 days from 9am to 3pm (that’s 30 hours active learning, instruction and fun!), do more than just introduce kids to sports, they make kids passionate about being healthy and help develop a lifelong love of fitness. Camps are held at various Chicagoland locations.
Want a chance to give your a Chicago Bears football camp prize pack? It’s easy! Leave a comment about your, or your child’s, favorite sport to play and your email and you are entered. Want a second chance? Tweet this giveaway and leave the URL in the comment section. An example tweet could be:
My child wants to go to the Chicago Bears Football Camp! http://tinyurl.com/cttb9za #eatlikeabear
The winner will receive a Chicago Bears Youth Football Camps prize package that will include items such as: Small leather binder, Bears rally towel, water bottle, Play 60 drawstring bag, D.J. Moore fan face, Bears gloves and football cards. One winner will be randomly chosen June 1st.
Good luck! Now go outside and play!!