The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports Anything

The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

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List Criteria: Skills you learn from sports that can be used in other aspects of your life

List of life skills you learn from playing sports--excellent reasons to play sports that extend beyond the obvious physical benefits. Many parents who are trying to decide if they should let their kids play sports focus too much on the challenges and downsides of sports, rather than the many benefits of playing sports. It is true that young people are already very busy, but the benefit of playing on a team is that it actually helps with time management skills. Typically, the busier you are, the more you get done. 

So, why play sports? Should kids play sports when they are young? Are there benefits to playing sports? Any person who played organized sports growing up will tell you that playing on a team can teach you more about leadership, discipline, teamwork and perseverance than you could ever hope to learn inside of a classroom.

The best sports to play are team sports that teach kids to deal with disappointment and how to work long and hard at something in which they hope to improve. Sports help young people in many ways. There are proven academic, career and social benefits of sports. This list includes the practical skills you learn from sports. Vote on the ones you agree with and add any that you think should be on the list. If you are in doubt, you'll probably want to avoid this list of the most boring sports to play so you don't get discouraged. 

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    Teamwork is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    Teamwork

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    Cooperation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    Cooperation

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    Coordination is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    Coordination

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    Competitiveness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    Competitiveness

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    Sportsmanship is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    Sportsmanship

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    Discipline is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    Discipline

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    Confidence is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    Confidence

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    Reliability is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    Reliability

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    Communication Skills is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    Communication Skills

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    Responsibility is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    Responsibility

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    Perserverance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    Perserverance

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    How to Socialize is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    How to Socialize

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    Goal Setting is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    Goal Setting

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    Physical Education is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    Physical Education

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    How to Handle Disapointment is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    How to Handle Disapointment

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    Self-Assesment is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    Self-Assesment

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    How to Work Towards Improvemen... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    How to Work Towards Improvement

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    Time Management is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    Time Management Balancing school work and sports can be tough

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    How to Encourage Others is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    How to Encourage Others

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    Overcoming Adversity is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    Overcoming Adversity

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    Stress Management is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    Stress Management

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    Healthy Eating Habits is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports

    Healthy Eating Habits

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