The Importance of Athletics in Education

Participating in sports is thrilling, and it benefits the growth of your child in various ways. Brevard County schools have the reasons why athletics are important in education. 

Self-Discipline
Self-discipline is one of the most important aspects of athletics. Self-discipline creates successful students. Your child will learn these vital skills:

  • Time management: The life of a student is busy, so they must learn to balance time for practice, games, friends and family, schoolwork, and themselves. Participating in sports teaches your child how to determine what requires their time and what doesn’t. 
  • Exercise: Sports help children set time aside for exercise when they might not get it in any other form. It’s important for children to exercise because it increases focus, boosts energy, and fosters happy feelings.
  • Healthy eating: Coaches may suggest eating healthy to have the energy for a practice or game days. Children learn to eat consistently and healthier for the ability to perform for their favorite activity. For example, foods high in carbohydrates and protein, such as potatoes, beans, fruits, and vegetables, are great for performance and recovery. 
  • Practice: Going is one thing, but going the extra mile is what self-discipline is all about. Children who are determined enough to go beyond their scheduled practice can perfect their skills. It also teaches them patience, as they try to perfect their craft.

Community
Participating in athletics instills a sense of community. Playing for a team means they represent the spirit of the school and can perform better on and off the field. They learn to win or lose with their community, which forms a sense of belonging. 

Teamwork and Cooperation
Working with others is a huge part of the human experience. Learning to play and cooperate with teammates can teach social skills, working towards a common goal, and resolving problems. Another great benefit is being able to establish new friendships with others.

At Brevard County Catholic schools, we challenge students to be creative and critical thinkers who integrate faith, moral leadership, and compassionate service to make a better world. Through a low student-teacher ratio, classroom technology, and a variety of enrichment activities, we strive to inspire excellence in our students. Contact us to learn more!