Supporting Your Child’s Life with Football
Allowing kids to play football will help them love this form of exercise, as well as the health benefits they can gain from it, without being discourage of possible injuries that they may incur during the game.
Health benefits 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.
Because football is a team game and each team is working toward a common goal, kids will appreciate the importance of developing close relationship with others through football, because the camaraderie that is built with each other while playing football regularly make them friends for life. Aside from being able to build camaraderie and friendship, they also develop their social skills as they rub elbows with their peers, coaches, and referees.
Importance of discipline in football
Because football is a team game, players have to learn discipline within them for the team to work together to succeed to win and constant practice of discipline results into a life habit, which can be advantageous for the kids, who play football, as they will learn the importance of being disciplined in everything they do. The discipline that kids have developed in playing regular football is translated into their studies, such that 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.
Value of teamwork in football
Football is obviously a team game where two teams compete with each other and that each team consists of 11 players and each individual player is accountable to perform his specific task for the team to win in the game. The concept of teamwork is getting used to working with a group of people with a common goal and for kids to be able to develop this essential skill may help them to easily work with others when they have their own profession in the future.
Mental toughness is an important training and discipline that can be developed in football in each player as it leads to a successful performance and to achieve mental toughness, constant practice on it in the game coupled with game strategies will help a player acquire and possess the characteristics of mental toughness which 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.