Summertime brings vacations, camps, lots of outdoor fun, and of course, the inevitable sound of your child saying, “I’m bored!”
I do not advocate filling every moment of your child’s summer; in fact, I think “boredom” every now and then is good for kids because it forces them to get creative and entertain themselves.
However, sometimes our kids need help in keeping busy so if you are looking for ways to keep your child active this summer, I’ve discovered a great tool for you to use. It’s called Ryzer.
What is Ryzer?
Ryzer is a tool to assist parents in discovering local instructional sports camps, clinics, tournaments, and leagues. It will help you find opportunities that will let your kids have fun and improve their sports skills at the same time. This is especially great for summertime when many parents are at a loss for how to fill their kids’ time.
Here’s what you should know about Ryzer:
- Free for everyone.
- Easy to use; you can set up an alert in 60 seconds.
- More than 6,000 events (mostly camps/clinics) across the country with more being added regularly.
Here’s how Ryzer works:
- Ryzer’s robust database allows parents (and junior/high school aged athletes) to define the types of activities they enjoy and sends alerts when matching events are posted. Alerts can be received via email or text notification.
- For coaches and event organizers, Ryzer provides a free marketing tool for their events.
What’s Your Summertime Strategy?
Do you have a summertime strategy? Here’s a few tips when planning one:
Family Meeting. Start with a family meeting to get input from your kids about some activities they want to do.
Plan out your summer. Calendar larger outings first, then weekly outings. Keep it posted on a family calendar so the kids know what they have to look forward to.
Keep some kind of routine. Even though it’s summer, you and your kids still need some kind of structure to keep sane. Of course, it will be more laid back than during school, but each child should know what they need to do before lunch, before dinner, before bed.
Get outside every day. The computer, video games and TV have a very strong pull to keep kids in doors. Check with Ryzer to find some camps, clinics, or sports activities so your kids get some outdoor time.
Parenting seems to change gears in the summer. For some parents, it is fun, lazy, adventurous, and full of good family time. For others, it is too long and full of kids complaining they are bored. And for those who have full time jobs and put their kids in camps, it is business as usual. I think you’ll find that Ryzer will help your family strategize for some amazing summertime fun!
Yes, this is a paid review. But I’ve gotten very picky about what I review on JBMThinks. My reviews are few and far between because I will only post ones that I really believe will help parents and kids have a better sports experience.