Team sporting activities do not necessarily have to be about what goes on at schools. Signing up your child for ice hockey or soccer at Bancroft Sports offers them several important benefits, some of which are even better than when on school teams.
A lot of children do not get adequate exercise, even with gym classes. Being in a team means they will have to adhere to a strict practice schedule that will take them thorough varying exercise drills. If you think your child could do with some more physical activity, then this is the perfect opportunity. The camaraderie in teams makes it easier for inactive kids to find motivation and being to enjoy the experience.
- Fun & Friendship
Whether its vacation time or even at the weekends when school is on, children easily get bored if they have no tasks to occupy them. Participating in team sports gives them a chance to look forward to fun physical activity. Sessions can last several hours on some days, so you know your child is profitably engaged when you are not around. The bonds created with other teammates often leads to strong friendships that can last a lifetime.
- Encourages family bonding
Besides the aspect of attending games as a family, many parents have discovered how enjoyable it can be to just practice shots with their child at home. The whole family can join in and it offers a new opportunity to share and laugh together.
- Attitude adjustment
Another common problem modern day parents experience is the ‘me’ attitude of the younger generation. Many children have been raised to have a very high sense of self importance. Being on a team puts that attitude in check as the aim is to seek the success of the team, not the individual. Not to say their ambitions will be ignored, but they will learn the value of recognizing the contribution of others and understanding how they can contribute to the overall success of the team.
Children often need mentor beyond their parents. For those in single parent households, the additional support of the coaching staff is greatly appreciated. Kids tend to be open-minded when advised by coaches, than even their own parents. Positive mentorship from coaches can help them not just in achieving better health, but also educational and career choices. They also learn how to respect and interact with their elders. This is a trait that will serve them well in future when dealing with college educators, other coaches and employers.
Because one is held accountable for their behavior on the team, children automatically learn how to be disciplined. Whether it is keeping time or tidying their uniforms, they learn to become more responsible and this is a character improvement that will transfer to other areas to their life.