Should I Sign My Kid Up For Sports?

Participation in sports and physical activities develop important character traits and lifelong values in children that create a positive impact in their lives.  Here are a few reasons why you should sign your child up for sports today!

Encourages a Healthy Lifestyle

When your child is glued to the TV with the latest video game, or if their phone is constantly in their hands, daily physical activity can easily be forgotten.  Making exercise a part of your child’s daily routine teaches them the importance of living an active lifestyle, as well as increases their chances of becoming a healthy adult in the future.

Boosts Self-Esteem

Children gain confidence while out on the field.  Choosing a sport that your child can grow and improve in promotes self-esteem as well as gives them a sense of accomplishment for good performance.  With positive reinforcement from you as the parent, they will have a more positive view of themselves that will be illuminated during play.

Develops Time Management Skills

Adding sports or other extracurricular activities to your child’s schedule encourages them to develop time management skills, such as keeping up with school work, taking care of responsibilities, all while participating in the sport of their choice.  

Help your child formulate a plan that guides them to effectively handle their responsibilities while still leaving time for sports and other social activities.

Understands Team Spirit

Being involved in sports teaches your child the essence of teamwork and how their actions may affect other people.  

Oftentimes, for class projects and later on in the workplace, the emphasis of “team player” is always stressed for getting the job done while working with others.  If your child can’t learn to work alongside their teammates, how will they be able to work with classmates and coworkers?

Getting your child involved in sports allows them to develop crucial social skills that will help them later in life when tackling group projects, whether in class or in the workplace.

Equips Them on Dealing with Adversity

Every loss can be a win if your child takes the time to understand the mistakes they’ve made so they can become a better player.  If your child learns how to deal with adversity, they’ll be able to use their new perspective to minimize mistakes and recover from setbacks.

 

Sports Medicine at Synergy Immediate Care

Is your child ready to hit the court or field?  Being involved in sports is a great opportunity for your child to challenge their minds and their bodies, and some of those challenges may result in an injury.

Getting an annual sports physical is the best way to detect existing conditions and help prevent future problems from happening.  But if an injury occurs, Synergy Immediate Care is here to help.

At Synergy Immediate Care, we provide a range of sports medicine services, from sports physicals to treatment for sports injuries such as bruises, sprains, fractures, and more.  

If you would like to set up an appointment for a sports physical for the upcoming season, please call to book an appointment at 703-942-5331.  If you are seeking treatment for a sudden injury, call us at to secure your spot at our medical center. We look forward to getting your child the care he or she needs so they can get back on the field with ease!

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