Advocating Football in Your Child’s Life
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.
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.
Developing friendship and solidarity 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. 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
In football, 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, that’s why kids who play football 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.
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. Being accustomed to work with others is part of teamwork, which kids developed through football and when they possess this kind of skill, this can help them easily relate to others when they have a profession later in the future.
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.