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Sports teams teach kids life lessons

Credit: Kidsday staff artist / Scott Kiley, Hempstead

Being on a sports team is extremely beneficial to a kid of any age. Organized sports are proven to teach kids valuable lessons they will need later in life. Organized teams teach kids to learn to get along with all peers. It also provides kids with the important lesson that you can’t win every battle. We were on our 7th-grade girls volleyball team. In the beginning, the girls on the team had a hard time cooperating with one another, and had a very tough start together. Eventually, we were able to get along, or learn to keep quiet when we didn’t like someone.

We didn’t win any games, but we improved as a team. The team sport experience was exhilarating. It was an amazing experience to learn more about the sport and our fellow teammates. Every girl on the team was unique, but as we adjusted to a new environment, we were able to look past our differences and help one another, on and off the court. We all hope to be able to continue playing on the team together next year.


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