The opportunity for participation in sports participation that is unprecedented and widespread for children leads to unintended consequences: children stop exercising after a bad experience or injury. Unfortunately, both of them can be avoided with adequate preparation. Teenage athletics is unique because most parents feel comfortable sending their children to the playing field without preparation. There is no other young effort where such unpreparedness is acceptable.
Preparing a Strong Foundation of Physical Abilities
Children need a basis for mathematics, a basis for English, a basis for critical thinking, but somehow it is assumed that some of the pushups in Phys Ed are basic enough to have a satisfying sports experience. All children can have valuable time to participate in team and individual sports and avoid injury as well by preparing a strong foundation of physical abilities. This will not only lead to a more active healthy childhood: by avoiding injury and bad experiences, it can lead to a better self-image and a more active and healthy adult.
Training Programs for Athletics and Prevent Injury
Another undesirable consequence of children who are not ready to be thrown into sports is exclusivity. Children who are naturally more talented or coordinated are given exclusive rights to be called “athletes”, while children who are disappointed and are not ready to be locked up. This leads to losing some valuable experience in team play and hard work, as well as opportunities to succeed and try. There are training programs designed to teach athletics and prevent …Read More