Do you like competition, or do you play just for fun? Or do you like both?
Maybe your dad played baseball and loves the game, and you grew up watching the Cubs on TV. Or your mom really wants you to take up bowling because she was state champion for three years. Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn how to play basketball, or maybe you want a new way to make friends. There are lots of reasons to get interested in a sport.
Playing a sport can teach you lots of things: teamwork, competitive spirit, the thrill of victory, or how to accept defeat with humility. All these things are important to learn. Win or lose, playing a sport offers a great opportunity to get outside, learn to focus better, and even help you feel better about yourself!
Whether you’re smashing home runs, running fast on the track, or crushing spikes into the volleyball court, sports can offer a thrill that many other activities can’t match.
It can be hard to start playing a sport you don’t know, especially as you get a little older and start playing against kids who have been playing for a few months or even a year or two. But it’s never too late to start!