More than a game
Just as there is more to football than football, there is more to sports than just sports.
Teamwork and collaboration is an important aspect of everyday life. Sport teaches children about the importance of trusting friends and teammates, and learning how to work together to achieve a common goal. These skills will go a long way in all aspects of life – regardless of what they choose to do as an adult.
Children learn to respect their coaches, teammates and opposition.
Sports help build character
Participation in sports can help to build self-esteem, leadership and a range of other skills that can impact child development. Becoming a member of a team or competing as an individual can have a positive impact and build self-confidence. Children and youths can learn about themselves and their ability not only as an athlete, but as a person.
Sports also teach discipline and creates a sense of responsibility in children and youth. Playing sports also creates a sense of responsibility in children and youth. They learn time management skills by way of being on time for practices and games. They learn respect for their coaches, teammates and opposition. They learn to play as a team and understand their responsibilities as an athlete on and off the field.