Importance of Sports

One can think sound mind is sound body, both physical and mental well being are the prerequisites of great achievements in man’s life. Sports are fundamental to the early development of children and youth.  Sport also contributes  to the holistic development of young people. Through participation in sports young people learn a lot about the importance of key values such as

  1. Honesty
  2. Teamwork
  3. Fair Play
  4. Respect
  5. Discipline
  6. Decision Making

It also provides a forum for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing. These learning aspects highlight the impact in their personal life. 

In terms of physical and health aspects of child and youth development, there is an overwhelming amount of evidence that focuses on the effects of sport and exercise on physical health, growth and development. 

Sports programmes must focus on the development of the individual and not only on the development of technical sports skills, so that it will help them to achieve overall development of individual.

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