Sports Discovery Camp understands that a summer camp for children must be fun, a great place for them to make friends, build memories, release energy and have memorable laughs. We also believe that we can have all of that and add important lessons that our campers will keep for life. Respect is one of them. While having the time of their lives, SDC campers will also learn about respecting themselves, respecting their teammates, the opponents, the rules and more!
For today’s top 5 we will talk about the ways your children can develop respect through playing sports.
1. Teammates - Team sports teach children how to communicate with their peers in a proper manner and also teaches them how to be a team player. They will start to realize that sports are not just about how they do individually, but the real importance is how the team does collectively. They will show respect towards their teammates and will grow together as people.
2. Opponents - Being respectful towards your opponents is one of the hardest lessons to learn. Everyone wants to win and sometimes it can lead to inappropriate remarks and actions towards your opposition. Learning how to lose and also how to win is an essential skill your child will learn through sports. It leads to both teams feeling good about themselves no matter what the outcome of the game is.
3. Coaches - As a young athlete it can be tricky learning how to take criticism. No one likes getting told that they’re doing something wrong. However, that criticism can be constructive if children respect their coaches. They will understand that the coach is just trying the help them grow as a player and they only wants what’s best for them. A big part of being a respectful individual is understanding that others may have more knowledge and you should listen and learn from them.
4. Fans/Parents - Believe it or not the way a child acts in sports is often reflected by how their parent acts in the stands. If a parent is screaming at the other team, their child’s team and the referee, their child will believe that’s how the should act during the game. It’s important for parents to set a good example while they’re in the stands so their children will follow their example during the game.
5. The Game - Respecting the sport itself is a very important lesson for a child to learn. It’s a privilege to be able to play a sport so everyone should be grateful for the opportunity they’re getting. Children need to learn how to play the game like it’s meant to be played. By doing this, everyone involved in that game will walk away with good memories.
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Great summer camps are hard to come by so don’t miss the chance to sign your child up for SDC this summer. They will walk away from our camp leaning important life lessons that they will hold onto every day.
SDC’s main focus is our campers and we want to do everything we can to ensure they learn the importance of being not only a good team player but a good person.
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