Let Football Enrich Your Child’s Life
While it’s true that kids may succumb to injuries in playing football, but there are more health benefits that can be gained by kids who have been encouraged to play it, which far outweighs the possibility of being injured in the game.
The health benefits of football are many and when this game is started at a kid’s age, the better for kids to gain the health benefits at an early stage and these benefits are: it is a fun exercise with lots of physically mobility; kids gain more physical and mental energy, such as they begin to focus more and they gain speed, agility, strength, hand-eye coordination; and they develop cardiovascular endurance.
Developing friendship and solidarity from football
Kids will appreciate the importance of developing close relationship with others through football because the camaraderie that is built with each other while playing football regularly make them friends for life. Aside from being able to build camaraderie and friendship, they also develop their social skills as they rub elbows with their peers, coaches, and referees.
Learning discipline in football
In football, players have to learn discipline within them for the team to work together to succeed to win and constant practice of discipline results into a life habit, that’s why kids who play football will learn the importance of being disciplined in everything they do. Discipline, developed in football, helps the kids to focus on their studies for an important exam or complete their homework, instead of being distracted to video games or use of the Internet and it is discipline that helps them strive harder to do their best.
Importance of teamwork in football
Since football is a game where two teams compete with each other and that each team consists of 11 players, team work is essential for the team to succeed in the game and this is due to the great amount of accountability required for each individual player to perform his specific task in every game. Being accustomed to work with others is part of teamwork, which kids developed through football and when they possess this kind of skill, this can help them easily relate to others when they have a profession later in the future.
In football, mental toughness is achieved through constant training and discipline of the player in being able to perform according to rules of the game and instructions from the coach and when a player has succeeded in possessing mental toughness, the following characteristics are seen in him and they are: the desire to succeed; commitment to train hard; being prepared mentally, physically; overcome defeat or personal drawback; consistency of play; positive motivation; self-confidence; responsiveness; determination; leadership; resilience; mental, physical, and psychological control.