Practice, practice, practice. It’s the only way ⏤ no matter what Alan Iverson says ⏤ to get better at sports. And whether your kids play Little League or the church 8-and-under team, there’s plenty of training gear out there to help improve their skills. It just happens that today, a bunch of it is on sale on Amazon. They’ve got golf, basketball, soccer, baseball, and lacrosse covered, not to mention a few games like table tennis, darts, and competitive croquet. Our favorite items are below, including a slick soccer trainer and some basketball defensive dummies to give your hoops-loving kids some hands on their face.
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SKLZ Quickster Soccer Trainer
Whether in the garage or in the snow, soccer-obsessed kids can work on their passing, shooting, and ball control with SKLZ’s 6-foot by 4-foot portable rebounder. It’s got two nets so they can also practice volleys and the true-roll action ensures it “returns the ball with game-like conditions.” Normally $140, it’s priced today at $105.
Putt-A-Bout Grassroots Par Three Putting Green
This kidney-shaped putting green could be as much for you as for your aspiring Jordan Spieth. It measures 9-feet long, rocks three practice cups, and even boasts a few sand traps behind the holes so you’re not chasing stray golf balls across the kitchen. Plus, it’s marked down almost half, from $50 to $27.
D-Man Basketball Trainer for Offensive and Defensive Drills
It’s easy to hit jump shots all day when nobody’s in your face. The portable D-Man trainer from SKLZ is a mesh defensive player (with arms raised) that stands on the court to be dribbled around or shot over. So, no need to drag any chairs out from the dining room. It comes with a telescoping pole that extends to 8-feet-tall