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My family has been a Little League family for six years now, and I’ve found that everything people say about sports being good for kids is true. My boys have learned so much from their Little League experience, and we still have several more years left!
Consider this list of life lessons that I can attribute to their seasons in Little League:
- How to be a gracious winner
- How to be a gracious loser
- How to work hard at the things they can control
- How to let go of the things they can’t control
- How to deal with difficult teammates
- How to deal with adults they don’t like
- How to be a team player
- How to deal with pressure situations
- How to perform in front of a crowd
- How to show up even when they don’t feel like it
That’s just what comes to mind off the top of my head, so it’s definitely an incomplete list. And certainly, my boys haven’t mastered these skills, but they’ve had many chances to work on them because of their sports experiences.
Another thing that team sports has given my kids is friends – lots of good friends to hang out with, play with, and have fun with. The other parents and I frequently comment after a tough loss on how the kids don’t care about the result, as they’re too busy frolicking on whatever field is nearby.
The Little League World Series is coming up next month, and Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes has put together a sweet video about what the experience is really about.
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