The Importance of Sports
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 challenges. 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.
Our society is competitive, and we should teach our children to function in competition and how to both win and lose as good sports. Children must learn that winning and losing are both temporary and that they can’t give up or quit. Learning to become a team player is also important for children who may prefer to be the center of attention.
Active Scholars Do Better
Some children are natural athletes while others have lesser physical coordination. Sports and athletic activity are good for building confidence for both groups. For the well coordinated, the discipline of honing skills gives a sense of improvement and accomplishment. Winning games and moving to higher levels of competition permit these children to sense their personal progress. The Grande Innovation Academy offers competitive sports through the Boys and Girls Club and the Canyon Athletic Association.
Children with lesser coordination need to begin involvement in less competitive sports at first or in activities in which they can achieve improvement compared to past accomplishments to measure their own growth. The Grande Innovation Academy strives to develop our youngest athletes with sports on campus that are non-competitive. This way they can not only improve their competency but can also thoroughly enjoy the fun of sports.