Usually, when sports parents, coaches and league administrators talk about "youth sports", they refer to sports teams like baseball, football, football, basketball, lacrosse, etc. Obviously, one of the greatest benefits of participating in sports in the team is that a young athlete learns how to be part of a team. Some sports parents and coaches may claim that the benefit is lost if the child is engaged in individual sports (karate, tennis, golf, swimming, etc.). But if your child is more interesting than an individual sport than a sports team, do not despair! Team sports are not for everyone and there are many great things that individual sports can teach young athletes!
1. Learn how to practice cultivation.
While you have a team behind you to help you choose is great, it's also important to learn how to stand on your own two weeks. In individual sports, the ultimate success of a young athlete is limited to them and only to them. If something goes wrong, they can not transfer the blame to their teammate, but on the other hand, when they win, they get all the glory. Individual athletes teach young players who are themselves responsible for their actions.
2. Get comfortably in the spotlight.
During a match for a tennis are all the eyes of the two players. Whether you like it or not, everyone is watching you and it's hard to hide in the background when you're the only one there! Not everyone is born, loving the spotlight, but individual sports can teach young athletes how to feel comfortable as a focal point. This skill comes more comfortably during school and (down the road) business presentations!
3. Motivation must come from within. Obviously, individual athletes still have coaches and excited parents, but ultimately these youth athletes must be the ones they strive to achieve. There is no team at the court / field, with which energy you can eat, who can make you excited and squeeze out to go – everything that has to come from within. Internal motivation often turns out to be more powerful than external pressure, and when it comes to individual sports, everything is related to internal motivation!
4. It's good to learn at your own pace
Individual sports allow contestants to compete at their own pace by taking some of the pressure to "catch up." For example, let's say your 12-year-old wants to start hockey. The chances are most of the other 12-year-olds in the championship have been skating since they are really few. Your athlete will be behind the skill level of his teams, which can sometimes be a tough pill to swallow, especially if they want to impress their friends. But say that the same 12-year-olds want to start playing golf – he'll be competitive against people based on skill, not necessarily age. There is much less pressure to implement than the gate.
Whatever sport your child wants to play, be it team sports or individual, we say we give them a chance! There are many great benefits for every sport.