Grade school and high school sports have been under the microscope since children have been given their first team jersey. The bad reputation began at the local team stores when parents over-spent on gear and berated kids and coaches on the field during warm ups. As parents, coaches and role models, we have the responsibility to carry out the mission in which children’s sports began – to compete fairly and enact good sportsmanship to develop young men and women for the future.
Read our list of the Top Five attributes the Winning Streak Team has gained from participating in athletics:
1.Learn from Losing and Winning: Both scenarios offer a chance for performance review. What do we need to spend more time practicing? How did the team react in differing scenarios? Did they do so gracefully? Positive handling of any outcome can help children cope at work or within their interpersonal relationships.
2. Supporting and relying on teammates: Children can learn from each other as much as they can learn from any coach. When each child learns their position – how to pass to assist, when to take the shot, or how look around at their teammate for support – only then can they grow more confident and learn from their experiences.
3. Competition Can be a Good Thing: Too often in modern society, we scold children for trying to out do their friends, whether it’s racing to be first in line for lunch or seeing who can get the best grade on a quiz. Competition forces us to rise to the occasion or suffer from defeat. But most importantly, contests give us opportunities to push ourselves and raise the bar every chance we get.
4. Social Skills: What role does your child naturally inhabit? Regardless of the way a child acts in school or at home, they have the opportunity to become someone different on the field or in the court. A solid support system, such as a strong parental involvement and effective coaching can help mold a child into being a leader now, and later in life. Conversely, your child can also learn to take a supporting role as needed. Sure enough, there is a place for every child that wants to learn.
5. Health and Wellness: Depending on the type of sport, the level of physical demand can vary. Practice schedules make it possible for regular exercise to seamlessly fit into a child’s lifestyle. They can learn to love running, jumping or even weight lifting at a young age and possible see their bodies transform for the better. And clearly proper nutrition helps children view food as fuel and not as excess.
Winning Streak . . . .we love sports!
Featured here are the Junior Trojans 10 year old team in their Custom Rawlings Jerseys