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The Importance of Sports in Your Kid's Life

Updated on October 2, 2012

What is elementary life without sports? Probably boring and lifeless as it is. Sports is vital in the very young lives of your kids for it gives them a lot of things to learn about life aside from entertainment and cool moments with friends. Immersing our kids in various sports is truly a valuable endeavor for the things it could bring to our well-loved ones is priceless and even valuable as they get older

Here are some reasons why we should encourage our children to get involved with sports:

1. Discipline - If you want your children to have a strong possibility that he will avoid different vices like drinking booze, cigarette smoking, gambling and even drugs, this is the time to instill the value of health to your children through sports. Indulging your kids to different sports makes him feel and realized the value of holistic lifestyle. Moreover, indulgence with sports will open different avenues for healthy eating, exercise, ample rest and having enough sleep. Martial Arts like Karate, Taekwondo, Judo and the likes are the best available sports to keep your kids well disciplined.
2. Teamwork - Most sports are played by two or more persons, in other words, sports is a social game wherein your children will get to know how to get well with other children. A blazing start for your child since in actual work in the real world requires workers or employees that knows how to blend well with the work environment which is consists of various employees, superiors and norms and standards that all of the people within the workplace should adhere to. A good team player knows when to step up when the goings get tough, and knows how to play the role of a reinforcer when at the sidelines. Ballgames like football, basketball, volleyball and the likes are the sports that can inculcate the essence of being a good team player to your kids.
3. Respect - Your kids knows the word respect the moment he is immersed with sports. Your kids will learn how to learn from the cues handed by his coach and will also accept suggestions from his teammates. All kinds of sports will surely instill the value of respectfulness with your kids.

4. Sportsmanship - We have the saying "You win some, you lose some, it balances out at the end". Sportsmanship will teach your kids how to be strong and to be strong still even when defeat is on hand. Learning how to be humble when humbled is truly a great experience our kids should go through, for when he grows older he will be able to accept failures and mistakes. Doing necessary improvements and adjustments in life will help him become persistent and not to repeat same mistakes from the past.
5. Preparation - To win in a game intensive training and careful planning should be done for "practice makes perfect". If your kid need hours to perfect his free throws in basketball, go ahead let him perfect his free throw shooting for this will also boosts his perimeter shooting. If your kid needs to swim better to rip existing records, go ahead let him swim for several hours, this will not only bolster his chance of lowering records but can also help him improve his endurance. Same principle applies to real life, in order to be almost perfect in executing every plans we essayed, careful and thorough preparation must be done.
6. Determination - Sports will indeed improve the perseverance of your kids. In order to win, a player should value hard work and patience while practicing crafts that will help him gain distinct edge in carving out success.
7. Competitiveness - Striving to win in every field of endeavors your kid is entered can be surely built around playing sports. Willingness to give an all-out effort, showing grace under pressure and ability to accept defeat when losing to a better team or a player, are good indications of true competitive nature that a well-rounded player can extract from playing sports.

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      nour haidar 4 years ago

      healthy body in a healthy mind

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      pooilum 5 years ago from Malaysia

      i agree with you. Sports help to build the mental focus and the can do it attitude. Voted up. Please have a look at my hubpages.

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      sundraila feri 5 years ago

      gud essay

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      Ak 5 years ago

      Nice playing

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      Mayank 5 years ago

      One can check out various sports programs offered by Sportseed and can choose the program according to one’s interest and requirements.

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      Ravi 5 years ago

      Sportseed have developed special programs for teachers to create an encouraging surrounding in institutions, so that kids get interested in various sports.

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      Manshi 5 years ago

      Starting from parents, to instructors and the kids, Sportseed educates all about the importance of Olympic sports, and the way to become great athletes.

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      ashwarya 5 years ago

      sports make our life sport

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      prasad 6 years ago


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      sexyemoguy 6 years ago

      good. but not just want i wanted

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      Gener Geminiano 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thanks for the visit too SandF...

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      sportandfitness 6 years ago

      Personally, I have got a lot from my prof sport carreer. I would wish at least the same for my children. Thanks for sharing, great hub!

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      Gener Geminiano 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      @sportandhealth - thanks and you are indeed right...

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      sportandhealth 7 years ago

      I definitely agree with making sure kids do sport as it really gives them cofindence and gives them a good discipline.

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      amuraj 7 years ago


      how r u

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      Gener Geminiano 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thanks a lot for the time reading my hub...

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      perihelionecho 7 years ago from Michigan

      Sports is invaluable to young child. Not only does it get them out and moving their bodies but, you're right, it teaches them important life skills in a form that is engaging to children, they don't even realize that they are learning life lessons (boring...)

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      sport Columbia 7 years ago

      thanks for your post,i can't agree any more and more kids don't like sport especially girls,they would like to spend time to make up then to do sports,it's really very important to let them do more sports.

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      JenDobson27 7 years ago

      There are definitely plenty of advantages to playing sports at a young age, but it's also important to remember you can get all of those advantages in other activities as well like acting in a school play, singing in a choir, or playing in the band.

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      Gener Geminiano 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      @Jane - hehehe, I wish your kid will to that...

      @ LRobbins - you're right there, and there is video games, psp, computer and the likes hehehe this keep some of our kids from playing sports... :D

      @habee - thanks a lot habee...

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      Jane@CM 7 years ago

      I agree, somewhat. Our hockey captain sat out three games last year for DUI, along with half the hockey team. Parents and school administrators don't go far enough - these kids should be banned, especially in a school with zero tolerance. But hockey players are "god" in their own mind and some of their parents. This is true for some of the other "boys" sports as well. I didn't see much of it in the girls sports at all.

      I agree that playing sports is great for kids, both of mine are athletes. It does help them learn about a team environment and what practice and perseverance will achieve. I wish my son practiced his trumpet as much as he dribbles that soccer ball:)

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      LRobbins 7 years ago from Germany

      Very well said. I think all kids should be involved in some type of sport since they learn so much and it seems that kids are becoming less active.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      As a teacher, I saw lots of advantages to kids' being involved in sports. Good hub!

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      Gener Geminiano 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thank you very much for spendng your precious time reading this hub... I really appreciate you encouraging words...

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      travelespresso 7 years ago from Somewhere in this exciting world.

      So true and well said. Excellent topic.

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      beth811 7 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas

      Very true! Values learned in sports will also apply in real life.

      BTW, GH, thanks for your advice on how to optimize my hub. I really appreciate it, my friend!

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      alexandriaruthk 7 years ago from US

      good and nice hub, sports is really important for the kids,