As I said in my last blog, I wanted to give some advice to kids with dyspraxia who are doing sports, as when I got diagnosed, my parents were told that I wouldn’t probably play any sports and that was quite upsetting.
So my parents and I decided to prove those people who said I couldn’t, wrong!
So here’s a few tips I’d suggest:
*You have to practice more than others, you have to learn by easy steps and keep trying…and you will get there!
* Some days are more harder than others and there are even times when I get something, and then the next day Ive forgotten how I did it, so have to start over!
* When I start in a new team my parents always tell the coach I have dyspraxia, so that he can help me, and my parents give him tips on what works best with my learning.
* I also do extra training for certain skills, like for example when I had to learn cricket and batting. I got my older brother Jack to help me and he would bowl at me really quickly and it was good as I learnt ways to improve. So I suggest you get people you trust, like your family to teach you things.
I’m proud of my sporting achievements so far, I play football and I like being the goalie the most. My other sport is cricket and I like fielding and batting.
Some sports are a bit tricky for me like gymnastics and swimming, but I went to lessons and now feel confident in deep water.
So lastly even though learning new skills and sport can be hard and frustrating at times, its worth it, as I have fun, am with my friends and feel much more confident now that I can participate.
I hope that helps, Max