Game a slam dunk for getting life skills
AS I WRITE about the Roma return of world-class basketball coach Brian Kerle, I am transported back to when I spent many an afternoon shooting hoops and traversing the wooden floors of my school’s basketball court, often bright red in the face.
Due to my height, I often played the more defensive positions, but I still maintain that shooting a hoop from the three is one of the best feelings in the world.
It is great to see these opportunities coming to Roma, and this is a perfect time for children of any age to get involved.
Though the usual benefits of team sports are well advertised, the improvements in fitness and teamwork, there are many other life skills that can be learned from taking to the court.
Risk taking, problem solving and hand-eye co-ordination, along with communication and leadership, are some of the many other benefits, and this weekend is the perfect time to get a head start with the help of a top mentor.
Basketball also happens to be a round-the-year sport, as in Roma it is played indoors to avoid the weather, which makes it a perfect pastime for those looking to commit long term.
With that, I encourage kids to have a go and get on court this weekend.