Sport is a useful extracurricular activity for children because it helps them stay active, understand themselves and develop physically comprehensively.
A healthy body
One of the most obvious and important benefits of participating in sports is that the gross and fine motor skills are enhanced when they often have to go through different exercises during a training session.
By encouraging children to participate in a sport, parents will help shape an active lifestyle for children to reverse the sedentary lifestyle due to the impact of today’s technology devices. .
According to Mr. Jerett Knoblock – sport teacher of Saigon Pearl International School (ISSP), individuals who participated in sports as a child will form a more active lifestyle when they are adults.
They should also try a variety of different sports activities when they are young to see which one they like best and which one is most suitable.
At ISSP, sports programs will be personalized to each child’s interests and fitness, instead of forcing all children to play the same sport.
Discipline, set goals scientifically and perseverance
In each training session, students must make continuous efforts to improve their tactics, adhere to the time, and always abide by the rules.
Competitive sports are often tied to a goal and often end with a set tournament or record.
This gives children the opportunity to learn about setting realistic goals and how to work effectively to achieve them.
Develop face-to-face skills
Mr. James Whitehea – ISSP basketball coach said, in everyone’s life, no one is inevitable failure.
For children, it is important to know how to face winning and losing because they have a significant impact on their future.
Learning how to face a loss will give you the opportunity to look back and improve yourself to achieve more positive results in the future.
Learn how to work in groups, fair play
Through organized and safely supervised sporting activities, students will constantly learn the value of teamwork, law compliance and effective communication.
Team sport helps children improve their ability to integrate into the community, to connect closely with peers and train team spirit and sacrifice for the collective.
All of these life skills will silently develop in every student during school or home study sessions.
Practicing sport in a safe environment will give children the opportunity to meet interested friends in the same activity and be motivated to rise above themselves every day.