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The best sports gifts for boys and girls this season fuel the obsession, funneling desire into action and possibly a deep playoff run. From punching bags and pitching machines to soccer goals and hockey-puck flingers, this list contains sports gifts for kids of all disciplines — and families who just want to bond over some healthy competition. Whether you’ve got a Black Mamba Jr. or a Megan Rapinoe-in-training, we’ve got what they need to develop a Beast Mode against the competition.

Punching Bag and Boxing Gloves by NSG

Because it's better that your future Featherweight champ smack around this inflatable punching bag than his or her little brother, the portable kit by NSG is ready to rumble in three easy steps. First, fill the base with water or sand for stability. Second, adjust the shaft to the proper height. Third, inflate the bag with the included pump. That's it. From there, you just need to teach them how to throw a jab-cross combo.

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XJ Hot Junior Golf Clubs Set by Callaway

Designed to maximize power and distance while simultaneously sounding like a Nick Jr.-friendly rapper, Callaway’s junior clubs sport an increased hosel offset. This helps young golfers square the face on impact — a recipe for greater accuracy. This set of seven clubs, available for both girls or boys, is designed to make mastering liftoff a snap, since the faster a young player stops whacking ground balls the higher the likelihood they’ll stick with the sport.

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Volleyball Small Reaction Ball by Tandem

Most children's sports require a certain amount of hand-eye coordination, and this handy tool is a perfect way to improve the skill over the long winter months. Its round pods ensure that each impact sends it in a new direction, improving reaction times. It's also soft, making it a safe means of foundational development in a home environment.


Krate EVO Kids Bike by Schwinn

Hotter than hand sanitizer and TP, bikes have been a scarce commodity in 2020. Schwinn's new release is designed for fast-growing and -learning children, with removable training wheels that encourage progression, soft front suspension, and a single-speed, rear coaster brake design.


Indoor Basketball Arcade Game by ESPN

While this basketball machine doesn't take tokens — and won't spit out tickets to be redeemed for questionable prizes — it does capture the thrill of side-by-side arcade-style shooting. It features an LED scoreboard that tracks bucket, a classic cloth ball-return chute, and three mini basketballs. Let the competition begin.

Buy Now $124.99

Micro Kickboard Maxi Deluxe Kids' Scooter

This kick scooter is lean, yet stable and, as a special bonus, has a LED motion-activated light-up wheels. It can hold up to 110 pounds worth of kid, and has an adjustable T-bar that can accomodate a growing child.

Buy Now $149.99

MLB Electronic Baseball Pitching Machine by Franklin

Sometimes you can't throw all the balls. This pitching machine, officially licensed by MLB, tosses a baseball every seven seconds. It's height-adjustable and is an excellent way for young hitters to improve their game.

Buy Now $29.99

Quickstarter Soccer Goal by SKLZ

An ideal gift for any soccer obsessed This six by four-foot option from SKLZ is the right size for average backyards. The goals are easy to set up and break down with steel stakes that keep it in place no matter how powerful your kid's kick becomes.

BUY NOW $90.00

Teeball Glove by Franklin

A great glove for a young player yearning to practice his or her catching and throwing skills. It's made in both right- and left-handed versions and constructed with lightweight mesh for comfort and ease for young players just starting out. Unlike other gloves, it doesn't need to be broken in.

Buy Now $15.72

Kids Tee Ball and Pop-a-Pitch Combo by Franklin

Have a little slugger that's just getting used to swinging a bat? This pop-and-pitch set includes the pop-a-pitch machine with tee attachment, a collapsible 22 inch plastic bat, and three aero-strike baseballs. The height is adjustable from 21 to 25 inches.

Buy Now $21.05

Blitzball Starter Pack

Consider this the next-gen version of Wiffle Ball. The hexagonal paneled design of the ball makes it easy for young pitchers to throw sliders, curveballs, change-ups, and even knuckleballs. The power bat evens the score, giving hitters the chance to whack pitches up to 200 feet. That's far. Very far.

Buy Now $27.99

Automatic Mini Hockey Ball Passer by Franklin

Hockey’s equivalent of a pitching machine, this automatic puck feeder auto fires two-inch foam balls across the garage floor so your young Sidney Crosby can work on receiving passes, ball control, or blasting one-timers. It uses C batteries, comes with six balls (but can hold 10), and is also available in a bigger/more powerful size for older kids.

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Gameball by Play Impossible

Mobile gaming meets old-fashioned IRL play with the Impossible Gameball. This connected playground ball syncs with users phones to keep score for myriad games designed to get kids moving like 'Skyscraper,' a vertical limit challenge, or jostle — a clever take on keep-away. Kids can play solo or with friends, and when the Gameball runs low on juice, no need to break for a snack ⏤ the rapid charger can get it back in action with just a 20-second pit stop.

Buy Now $91.01

Youth Football Goal-Post Set by Franklin

For parents worried about letting their kids play football, kicker is the position with the lowest probability of getting hurt. It can't hurt to steer them in that direction early. These 6’4

Buy Now $37.99

Portable Basketball System by Lifetime

An adjustable hoop that grows with kids, the Lifetime 1269 features a telescoping post that slides between 7.5 and 10 feet — no tools required. It has a 27-gallon base for water, sand, and stability, but also sports wheels so you can move it around the cul-de-sac for a neighborhood pickup game.

Buy Now $161.62

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