When students make a commitment to sport they learn to balance their free time more effectively.
Practicing multiple days a week means homework and other important tasks must be better managed and prioritized.
This helps students learn to self regulate and to manage their schedules, a skill that will help them throughout life.
Many of our student athletes at Northbridge already achieve high academic results and balance busy sports schedules.
One Grade 10 student last year was able to play on two teams and still achieve a perfect 63/63 on the final semesters report card.
Losing is a great lesson which sport is able to teach.
When defeated athletes must become resilient and bounce back, often this drives people to work harder to continue to improve.
However, losing is hard and processing the feelings of loss in a mature and respectable way is also something which sports demands.
Failure should not be feared in sports as it is from these experiences we grow and improve.
One Northbridge athlete described how sports helped her mentality both on and off the court: “Sports show you a different side of yourself and develop you into a better person.”