Sportsmanship helps children develop important 21st-century skills and emphasize the lifelong benefit of these key virtues:

  • Leadership – Playing sports provides a variety of opportunities to practice leadership skills, building both self-awareness and confidence.
  • Win or Lose Mentality – It is natural to associate winning with success and losing with failure but being part of a team helps kids learn how to overcome challenges and grow from every experience—in victory and defeat.
  • The Value of Teamwork – Teammates learn how to cheer for each other and work hard to support one another. Working well with others is a skill that kids can carry with them throughout the rest of their lives.
  • Learning from Mistakes – Just as in mastering a new subject in school, it’s mistakes that show us where we have the most opportunity to learn and grow! Students who engage in recreational sports quickly learn that making mistakes is the best way to identify their weaknesses and turn them into strengths through practice.
  • Building Character – Being in a sports environment teaches students how to play and work with integrity and honor, which builds strong character that lasts a lifetime.

Article Contributed By:
Corbin’s Crusaders
www.CorbinsCrusadersDayCamp.com

You might also like

Characteristics Of Successful After School Programs

United Way of Massachusetts Bay has conducted a study involving 4,100 children in 78 after-school programs from 10 economically diverse school districts throughout the state. The aim of the...
Read more
11/17/2016

WHY AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS ARE SO IMPORTANT

Principals and district administrators have a complicated job. As a school leader, you want overall performance to improve and you want to see individual students develop with a variety...
Read more

Sign up for our newsletter!