The Grande Innovation Academy believes that good sportsmanship provides guidelines that can be generalized to the classroom and lifelong achievement. Participation in challenging sports contests teaches children to love classroom challenge. It also teaches children to function in a competitive society.
The world of sports mirrors how one can play the game of school and life. Good athletes stay in the game and play their best even when they are losing. This teaches them about a growth mindset. They can improve on the field, court or in the classroom if they put in the effort. They know they will win some and lose some. They discipline themselves. They practice with grueling regularity the necessary skills for their sport. Education, life accomplishments, creative contributions in the arts, sciences, business, and government involve similar perseverance and self-discipline.