Sadly, players and mentors can get so over-involved to winning that they dismiss why they’re on the sports ground. On the off chance that your children play sports, odds are you’ve seen improper and notwithstanding stunning conduct from the restricting partners or more terrible yet, trainers and different custodians. The Bible speaks often of athletic analogies and stories as encouragements for persevering. Remember that whether you win or lose, God can be glorified through your hard work and effort!.
1 Corinthians 9:24-26
24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air.
“Poor sportsmanship, which can be learned or endured by guardians and mentors, can prompt issues sometime down the road for kids,” cautioned Dr. Joe Congeni. “Issues in marriage, family life and particularly the working environment, where cooperation is vital, can emerge. Children may grow up believing it’s alright to shout and battle to get their direction.” Keep in mind the phrase, “Actions speaks louder than words?” That’s particularly genuine with regards to instructing your children the essentials of good sportsmanship, which ought to include regard for the amusement and standards, players and authorities. Your conduct amid practices and recreations will impact your children more than any liveliness talk or address you give them.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7
After a competition, it’s important not to dwell on who won or lost. Instead, try asking, “How did you feel you did during the game?” If your child feels weak at a particular skill, like throwing or catching, offer to work on it together before the next game. Applaud good plays no matter who makes them.
Set a good example with your courteous behavior toward the parents of kids on the other team. Congratulate them when their kids win. Remember that it’s your kids, not you, who are playing. Don’t push them into a sport because it’s what you enjoyed. As kids get older, let them choose what sports they want to play and decide the level of commitment they want to make.