As we commence the calisthenics competition season, it is important to acknowledge the benefits that competitive sport has on our children.  In the case of calisthenics, it is more than just theatres, costumes and makeup.  The trophies are nice, but are not even on the list of the most important things about competition.

According to Sarah Davis, says in her blog that competition helps our children:

Learn how to compete in the real world. Their future will involve competition in school, the workforce and other areas of life. Playing sports can help our children understand how competition works in a friendly environment, and that if you try your hardest, you have a better chance to succeed.

Understanding the value of exercise. Participating in competitive youth sports burns calories and helps to prevent obesity. Many children who are active in sports are motivated to eat healthier foods and make healthy decisions.

Improving self-esteem. When children win a game with theirs team, they feel accomplishment and recognition. And when they don’t win, they learn that you can’t win every time. Either way, they learn to hold their heads high and feel proud for trying their best.

 

Angus Koolbreeze says

Sports can teach our children to be competitive, yet fair and honest with integrity.