Benefits of Sport
Playing team sports at a young age allows children to participate in social interactions, work together to achieve goals, and build skills such as teamwork and leadership.
Sport can help in the development of your child’s self-esteem and confidence. Gestures such as a high-five from a teammate, a pat on the back, or a handshake, when a match is over, helps build confidence as well as words of praise or of encouragement from the coach or players help build self-esteem. This also helps them learn to trust their own abilities and push themselves in their pursuits.
Joining a sports team helps give children a sense of belonging and gives them an opportunity to make friends. With more friendship circles it will help improve their communication skills, which will help them in their future.
Learning the rules of the game, respect for coaches and referees, and how to stay positive even when losing are all valuable life lessons.They can learn how to accept and cope with losses rather than feeling completely defeated. You cannot win them all, and through sports, your child can understand that sometimes it’s okay if you lose. The important part is to get back up and try again.
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