Building Character Through Sport
August 20th, 2021 by admin
Teaching kids sports is not only about the sport they are playing, it goes much deeper than that.
The interconnectivity of learning sports skills and life skills is the basis of our club philosophy. We believe that the skills we are teaching our players will translate into lifelong lessons and helps our players navigate this world whether or not they continue to play sports.
Here are a few ways it works:
Being Respectful — While Being Challenged
Learning how to interact in a group setting, with teammates, coaches, team managers and volunteers, is an essential part of playing youth sports. This skill can transfer to all aspects of life, from creating connections through shared interests to learning how to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures..
Building Community — While Learning to Give Back
Reports have shown that those participating in youth sports are more apt to volunteer and give to charities. Learning the importance of working together and thinking of others’ needs are lessons that come naturally when playing on a team.
Engaging in Friendly Competition — While Maintaining Perspective
Sports often remove the fear of competing, even when the stakes feel high. Developing a healthy sense of competition is vital in youth sports, but it’s not the only factor. We want our athletes to love the game more than the win!
Working with Discipline — While Facing Endless Distractions
Young athletes will soon become aware of the need for self-discipline. Sports demand that an athlete be disciplined regarding the training required to achieve a particular skill, and even greater discipline to learn how to work through their weaknesses. Youth, however, is when the temptation to do everything but practice is sometimes overwhelming. Team commitment and good coaching show many kids how to prioritize the hard work. Team sports not only present this opportunity for growth, it offers a profound reward when youth athletes see their hard work pay off in the form of their teammates’ respect.