It is no secret that playing sports can better prepare young athletes for life. It keeps our children healthy and it teaches them about the importance of:
- hard work
- how to overcome difficulties
- how to deal with disappointments
- how to fail
- how to respect one another
Often times in sports we can’t control the outcome but we can always control the process and choose to work hard. Players that continuously listen, ask questions, give their best and learn from others are the ones who lead by example. Sometimes we win and sometimes we lose but what’s important is what we’ve learn. We don’t always learn more from winning, but can take more away from a loss. It’s important that players have the right mindset when competing.
As coaches and parents we want to see our players give their best effort, learn from their failures and have the power and ability to get up and try until they succeed. If you want to get better as a player, you should always look back and reflect on your playing experience.
In the video below we’ve outline 20 valuable sports lessons which we hope you find them helpful throughout your athletes’ sports journey. You may or may have not experienced them all but we want to give you a heads up and prepare you for what’s about to come. The last one is tough and it’s meant to be for the elite athletes who push themselves to the limits day in and day out.
Video courtesy of © WeGotPlayers.com
Whatever level you compete at just make sure you have fun playing your sport. Feel free to share what you’ve learned from playing sports. What were the biggest challenges you had to overcome and how did you embrace the outcome? As coaches and parents we want to create a safe, no-pressure and nurturing environment so players can learn, stay active, have fun and grow as individuals.