Culture The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports  

Pedro Cerrano
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List Rules 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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158 15
Teamwork is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
Teamwork
2
104 9
Cooperation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
Cooperation
3
112 14
Confidence is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
Confidence
4
110 16
Sportsmanship is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
Sportsmanship
5
100 14
Coordination is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
Coordination
6
118 20
Discipline is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
Discipline
7
83 12
Perserverance is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
Perserverance
8
87 14
Reliability is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
Reliability
9
98 18
Competitiveness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
Competitiveness
10
81 13
Responsibility is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
Responsibility
11
68 11
Communication Skills is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
Communication Skills
12
79 16
Goal Setting is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
Goal Setting
13
76 18
How to Socialize is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
How to Socialize
14
62 14
How to Handle Disapointment is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
How to Handle Disapointment
15
57 11
How to Encourage Others is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
How to Encourage Others
16
58 12
How to Work Towards Improvemen... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
How to Work Towards Improvement
17
64 17
Physical Education is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
Physical Education
18
54 12
Overcoming Adversity is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
Overcoming Adversity
19
67 21
Time Management is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
Time Management
Balancing school work and sports can be tough
20
53 14
Self-Assesment is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
Self-Assesment
21
48 14
Stress Management is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
Stress Management
22
40 29
Healthy Eating Habits is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Life Skills You Learn From Sports
Healthy Eating Habits