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
It is an undeniable fact that football, just like any other sports game, offers health benefits to the players and when this game is introduced at an early stage to kids, they get as much health benefits, such as the following: 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. As kids, playing football, build camaraderie and friendship, they also develop their social skills as they rub elbows with their peers, coaches, and referees.
Acquiring discipline in football
Football is a team game and, therefore, players have to learn discipline within them for the team to win, such that 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. These are, among others, what discipline in football can do for kids: 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.
Football is made up of two teams competing on each other and each team consists of 11 players and, with this set up, there is a great amount of accountability required for each individual player to perform his specific task in every game and all these prove the importance of teamwork. The teamwork that kids develop during football, helps them to be accustomed to working with others and this form of skill becomes useful for them later on in life when they obtain a profession.
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.