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- At an early age sports teaches children social skills, problem solving, decision making, strategic thinking and goal orientated thinking.
- Working toward a unanimous goal as part of a sports team builds friendships, confidence, social connections and teamwork skills.
- Children must listen to one another, learning to communicate quickly and effectively.
- Children will learn to interact with coaches, peers, sports officials and opposing team members. Leadership qualities will be nurtured as well as the ability to listen to and respect others. Sports leads to the growth of social circles bringing the chance to build life-long friendships.
Discipline and Focus
- Sports teaches children the importance of consistent hard work, practice and discipline. At a young age the connection between working hard and improved performance is solidified.
- Studies have also shown that children who play sport are more likely to perform better academically. Exercise improves the ability to focus. Important time management skills are developed as well as dedication and determination.
- Playing sports can be a fun break reducing stress and clearing young minds after a stressful day in school. The release of endorphins due to the physical activity creates a happy positive feeling, this combined with the social aspect of working as part of a team will lift spirits.
- Physical activity helps to build stamina and boost immune system function, establishing a strong healthy body. Sports is a great way to entertain children without the need for screens.
- Developing an interest in sports at a young age will solidify long term healthy habits which will extend into adulthood. Establishing a healthy lifestyle from a young age will reduce the risk of increased weight gain as well as other related ailments.