How sports can help kids

Have you debated whether putting your kids in sports is the right choice? We have all heard about the negative aspect of kids doing athletics. But have you heard of all the good skills your kids can learn by being an athlete  – skills they will need on and off the field?

There are lots of benefits for student-athletes.  Sure a benefit would be your child will learn how to grip a baseball, but they will also learn valuable life skills. These beneficial skills will help them become leaders and role models. Here are some of the positive skills your kids will learn from doing sports.

Kids will learn about patiences.  

Your kids will learn the importance of patience. Children will learn to be good at a sport they have to put in the work for it by practicing. Success does not come easy. It will take time and patiences. Just like it takes time to learn how to grip a baseball, it will take time to finally hit a homerun.

They will learn to respect peers and adults.  

Kids will learn how to respect children and adults. They will learn how to handle difficult situations in a professional manner. Plus, kids will learn how to respect authority figures like coaches, parents and teachers. Let’s say they don’t agree with the umpire, they learn how to deal with the frustration without insulting the adult and communicate fluently.

Kids will learn to work with other people.

As the saying goes, “There is no I in team,” this includes on the field and off the field. It is important for kids to learn to work together with other children. Sports will help them interact with a variety of children and build up their ability to be sociable.  This will help children in the future with group projects, leadership and management.

They will gain positive self-esteem.

Gaining self-esteem can start from the encouraging words,  “You can do it,” when they learn how to grip a baseball. These encouraging words will help your child gain confidence in what they are doing on and off the field. They learn their physical self-worth. Sports can help your child gain confidence in themselves. They will gain confidence from seeing how other team members and coaches support them. Of course, how not to forget seeing parents.

Kids will learn to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Sports will help your children maintain a healthy lifestyle. They will learn how to keep active by training and exercising to work to improve their skills. Also, they will learn the importance of consuming healthy foods to stay energized. This is something they will carry life-long and benefit their health in the long run.

Do you still think nothing good can come from sports? You learn so much more from sports than how to grip a baseball, make a goal or hit a home run. Your kid will learn skills they can use through grade school, college and in their future jobs. Giving them a chance to develop these skills early on will help them be successful.


Decker Sports is an Omaha-based sporting goods manufacturer working to combine knowledge of hand-eye coordination with modern exercise, physiology expertise, and personal experience on the ballfield to take young baseball players and softball players to their utmost levels. They strive to deliver superior equipment, excellence in skill development, and the utmost service, at a fair price. Decker Sports is proud to support coaches and athletes in the top U.S. collegiate softball programs, Major League Baseball teams, elite high school and youth programs, and training centers found globally.

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