In my school-age years, my parents constantly encouraged me to find things to do with my time.
Because too much free time leads to trouble.
And besides, having interests and hobbies outside the normal school day help kids become well-rounded individuals who learn to prioritize, manage schedules, and stay on top of responsibilities.
Plus, scientist have recently revealed even more benefits with those activities are organized sports! Studies tested adults who engaged in sports as a child (such as football, soccer, baseball, basketball, etc.) and measured them for grit.
They were looking at a mix of passion, perseverance, courage, endurance, resilience, and conscientiousness.
And an impressive 34% of respondents scored exceptionally high on the evaluation.
What I find the most interesting is that these are more than just traits learned from a sport, they are elements that are key contributions to being successful later in life. That is another reason why we support women’s sports.
So, when you are debating the time commitment, the cost to play, or whatever other factors you need to consider, remember that this is more than just a 6-month commitment – it’s a life-long lesson.
Source: Bill Good Marketing, Accessed 3/22/23