Overview of our kids Program
Sports are inherently challenging, especially for young learners. To overcome these challenges, kids are taught, through trial and error, to persevere and be resilient in the face of adversity – to internalize the power of delayed gratification and the value of hard work. Overtime, sports help to instill mental toughness in children.
Develop Leadership Skills
Sports are dynamic and decisions are needed to be made on the run to achieve collective success. These are perfect opportunities for children to come together to learn and improve their ability to strategize to overcome obstacles. These are seeds that we plant to provide experiential learning of life lessons through sports and, perhaps one day these children would grow up to become pack leaders.
excessive use of gadgets
Sports are the ideal replacement for children who are prone to seek enjoyment in their immersive gadgets’ gameplay – when addicted are detrimental. Sports are both physically and mentally challenging, providing children a healthy platform to engage their sense of involvement and joy-seeking. When children are given an alternative that would resonate with their self-achievement and contentment, that’s a sure way to wane them from the unhealthy use of gadgets.
It’s important that these skills are developed at an early age since most of this learning begins at the tender age of 4. Therefore, early stimulation is crucial. Racquet sports are ideal training platform to train hand-eye coordination.
Body Core Strength
A strong core leads not only to good posture in children but more importantly, helps lay a solid foundation to better balance and stability. Children who are underdeveloped in core strength would have difficulty controlling fine motor skills, such as handwriting, and participating in gross motor activities like school sport.
Ultimately, by doing, rather than hearing and seeing, physical activities in sports help develop children’s endurance, flexibility and motor coordination – in turn, improving their speed, agility and strength.
Children’s Mental Being
Sports play a crucial role in improving the mental health of children. Sports participation promote and enable multiple growth in children’s affective efficacies.
– Kids’ character and moral principles are formed through fair play.
– Enables them to form friendships they otherwise might not have.
– Learn to respect authority, rules, team and opponents.
– Sports experiences help build positive self-esteem in children.
– Help to subdue aggressive behavior
Children are inherently active and can lead to stress for both parents and kids. Sports help to manage stress. When we exercise, children and adults alike, our body releases endorphins, the chemicals in our brain that relieve pain and stress. It also reduces the levels of stress hormones, cortisol and adrenaline. Studies have shown that 20 to 30 minutes of exercise each day can make people feel calmer.
When children are wholly immersed in sports activities, they are transformed to a world where they are ‘forced’ to try to be as best as they can be. All their senses, the locomotor system and intellectual capacities are engaged. The bottom line, they will learn how to overcome obstacles and challenges that will come their way. Isn’t that what we all need?