Importance of School Sports
With schools sports now including much more than PE and school sports days, also including school sports tours, trips and tournaments, today we are here to discuss the importance of sport in schools and for school aged children. Our ultimate intention is to urge even more parents to encourage their children to get involved with more sports, whether that simple be PE, or as extracurricular activities. Keep on reading to find out why sports are so important for children…
Benefits of sports for children
- Sports involvement can assist in building children’s self-esteem and confidence. Working as a team and building bonds with teammates can help children to become more confident, as can getting praise from coaches. A good tip is to allow your child to have fun whether winning or losing, your child does not have to win in order to get a self-esteem boost, they simply have to have fun.
- Involvement in sports can help children to develop better social skills, which they can they carry with them as they grow older. Sports often include teamwork, and show children how to co-operate with each other in order to gain best results. Sports groups are a fabulous way for children make new friends with similar interests and hobbies.
- Sports can teach children good sportsmanship, showing them that it is ok to accept defeat and to never give up trying. Sports can encourage children to get used to losing, which sometimes can be beneficial.
- Sport can discipline children mentally, physically and tactically. This is because in the majority of sports children have to follow sets of rules and take orders from their coaches.
These are only some of the reasons why sports are so important for children too – Sit down with you child and see which sports they fancy; it could not only improve their lives, but yours as a parent too!