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.
Football obviously offers health benefits to the players and, with respect to kids playing regularly on it, provide them these health benefits: 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.
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
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. Discipline, developed in football, 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 is discipline that helps them strive harder to do their best.
Value of teamwork in football
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.
Football’s mental toughness
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.