8 Lessons Learned: Resources

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Supporting Your Child’s Life with Football

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.

Health gains from football

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.

Building camaraderie and friendship from football

With many football players during a game working toward a common goal, the bond that is developed among the kids is priceless, because the camaraderie that is built with each other while playing football regularly make them friends for life. Kids will also improve their social skills with their peers, coaches, and referees, hand-in-hand in building camaraderie and friendship among players.

Importance of 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. The discipline that kids have developed in playing regular football is translated into their studies, such that it 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 helps them strive harder to do their best.

Importance of teamwork in football

Football is obviously a team game where two teams compete with each other and that each team consists of 11 players and each individual player is accountable to perform his specific task for the team to win in the 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.

Acquiring mental toughness in football

Mental toughness is an important training and discipline that can be developed in football in each player as it leads to a successful performance and to achieve mental toughness, constant practice on it in the game coupled with game strategies will help a player acquire and possess the characteristics of mental toughness which 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.