We often watch sporting heroes from all over the world competing to win medals and world titles in sport. World events like the Olympics, World Championships and World Cups, often leave us inspired to engross in our new-found passion for sports.
Children have a similar response to watching athletes achieve their dreams.
They are easily inspired by their examples and we as adults must encourage our children’s passions and support them in achieving their dreams. You never know, your child may be the next Usain Bolt or Cristiano Ronaldo!
There are so many benefits for young children who participate in sports clubs like ours at Get Active Sports.
Here are just a few reasons for kids to get sporty and why sports clubs are beneficial:
Healthy bodies, healthy minds.
Through the development of healthy physical activity habits, children are supporting healthy bodies and are likely to show improved performance in school.
Another great advantage of sports clubs, which generally involves commitment, is that if young people are physically active from an early age, they are more likely to be so in early adulthood.
Structured activities, such as organised sports, are linked to lower levels of anti-social behaviour in children.
Sports clubs can help them develop important social skills such as:
- Good citizenship
- Positive peer relations
- Respect for the local community and authority
They can learn these skills by interacting not only with other children but also with adults such as coaches and sports officials.
Studies have shown that those who engage in sport and physical activity are more confident.
This is particularly important in child development.
Sports clubs allow children to build self-esteem as they learn to trust in their own abilities, receive encouragement and praise from coaches and parents, and learn to accept constructive criticism.
Sports clubs provide an opportunity for children and youth to learn skills that will help them in school, future careers and personal relationships.
Through engagement in sport, they learn:
- Problem- solving
- A sense of initiative
Sometimes it truly is incredible to take a measure of all benefits of sports clubs and physical activity!
Looking for a fun sports club for your child? Give us a call on 01344 860 868 or drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on our sports clubs.