Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia
26 February, 2024

A look into the psychology of sports

Compass Rugby Player

For forward-thinking parents, it's important to see how team sports can help your child grow into a responsible, reliable person. DRFC and Compass International aren't just about winning games; they're about learning important life lessons while having fun with teammates.

Think about the young athlete out on the field, working hard with their friends to achieve a common goal. It's not just about scoring points; it's about learning to be responsible. Being someone who has earned the trust of those around them.

Every move your child makes in the game affects how well the team does. From showing up on time for practice to trying their best during games, each action matters. It's an eco-system where everyone plays a part. If one person messes up, it affects everyone—a similar lesson to life and working towards a common goal. Understanding that when everyone works together to accomplish a task the greater the opportunity to succeed.

Compass Branded Rugby Player

These lessons go beyond the game. It's not just about being dependable; it's about being someone others can count on. Teammates rely on each other, knowing that how well they do affects the whole team. This teaches them to take responsibility for their actions.

Playing team sports/ team events also helps your child think and make decisions quickly. They learn that being responsible isn't just about what they do individually, but also about working together with others and how the decision affects the whole.

Win or lose, each game gives your child a chance to reflect on their own personal performance. Did they try their best? What could they do better next time? It's about learning from both successes and mistakes, which helps them grow.

The next time you're watching your child play, remember it's not just about the score. It's about the valuable lessons they're learning about responsibility and teamwork—lessons that will help them succeed in life. And that's something every parent can be proud of.