The Courier-Mail

TEAMS SPORTS GIVE CHIL­DREN THE OP­POR­TU­NITY TO:

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be less self­ish and to think of oth­ers

deal with los­ing as well as win­ning. They learn that things are not go­ing to go their way, or the team’s way, all the time

over­come shy­ness by putting them into sit­u­a­tions where they need to com­mu­ni­cate with oth­ers

be­come more so­cia­ble in dif­fer­ent en­vi­ron­ments. They have to deal with dif­fer­ent peo­ple, who may or may not be their friends.

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