Understanding Parenting

Supporting Your Child’s Life with Football

Encouraging kids to play football early in their life will earn them health benefits which can be a positive approach to making football as a form of exercise than focusing on possible injuries that may be incurred during the game.

Health benefits from football

The health benefits of football are many and when this game is started at a kid’s age, the better for kids to gain the health benefits at an early stage and these benefits are: 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.

Making friends from football

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

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.

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. 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.

Acquiring mental toughness in football

The value of mental toughness is so great that the characteristics that result out of a player who has gone through serious training and discipline in football readily possesses mental toughness, afterwards, and the qualities of character from developing this skill 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.