wellplayed.us encourages kids to get involved in sports because of all the benefits that can come from it when they are done right. This post is a direct copy of a tidy synopsis by Greg Wells and Shawna Silver (July, 2014) of the benefits of getting involved in sports.
It will be interesting to watch this year’s matches and see if there appears to be a more unified team. And to listen to what the media make of this issue. Remember what Ali famously said: “I, We.” And don’t be afraid to hug and high five! Cautious fist bumps may spare you some germs but that’s about it.
celebrated amateur golfer Fred Ridley spoke to the student-athletes about appreciating what they had learned from their experiences as competitive amateur golfers and applying those values and habits of character in the personal and professional lives ahead of them.
Sports fans have seen things like this before, when a team or player is playing for something bigger than itself, a town, a cause, or in honor of someone special to them.
“He also made it plain the moment would come — he didn’t know when — when the players had so bought into the idea of playing not just with but for each other as well as the staff, the coaches and the United States of America that they would know, they would just know, what to do and how to do it. That, he made clear, was what a team was about.”
Two elements of what we seem to like about sports: personal sacrifice and supporting the team in whatever way possible.
Help us to think of other qualities we like about sports.