A Private School With a Good Athletic Program Teaches Life Skills

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Life Lessons Learned From Sport

 
Excellence is not just something that happens by chance. It is a continuous effort that happens over time. A private school with a good athletic program will lay the foundation for excellence and build lasting character and achievement throughout life.
 
Through the participation in sport, students learn about the importance of key values including:
  • Honesty;
  • Teamwork;
  • Fair play;
  • Adherence to rules;
  • Respect for themselves and others.
Many private schools offer athletic programs, which rival many universities resulting from:
  • Dedicated coaching staff;
  • First rate facilities.
Almost all students at a private school are required to participate in a sport on a regular basis and offer a half-day during the week dedicated to athletics. Students who participate in sports generally excel academically. They can apply the same principles of dedication and hard work learned by participating in athletics to their studies. There is an overwhelming amount of evidence focusing on the positive effects of sport on physical health, growth and development.
 

Private School Athletics Complemented by Academic Excellence

 
The best private schools that emphasize sports have shown to improve the learning performance of students and fuel a desire to succeed academically. A private school with a good athletic program has an educational impact and changes can be seen in a student's:
  • Motor skills development;
  • Performance;
  • Academic potential.
Numerous studies have shown that there is a positive correlation between physical activity and academic success.
 
Top prep schoolsnot only offer high-level varsity sports that are often some of the most competitive programs in the country, but at the same time have high student academic achievement. Teachers help students build a learning community in the classroom by modeling and encouraging positive interaction, helping them to become better team players.
 
Sports are only one component of a quality preparatory school education with a good athletic program. A private school with good athletic program understands that the spheres of sports and academic complement each other. A private school with a good athletic program also gives students the opportunity to learn many valuable lessons.
 

Environment that Prepares for Life Beyond Athletics

 
Sport builds healthy activity habits that encourage life-long participation in physical activity and contributes to the holistic development of young people. Whether team-based or individual, sports provide a variety of benefits for students apart from physical activity. Attending a private school with a good athletic program can:
  • Improve confidence;
  • Build self-esteem;
  • Develop social skills;
  • Promote leadership;
  • Teach the importance of cooperation;
  • Instill a sense of responsibility;
  • Create a positive approach to competition;
  • Give pride in athletic success and how to cope with losing;
  • Motivate to excel academically.
Athletics emphasizes participation, commitment and skill development. Additionally, participation in sports teaches students the benefits of goal setting, practice and perseverance. Participating in sports allows students to gain confidence in their abilities and that assurance helps prime them to find success as adults.
 
One of the greatest advantages of a private school with a good athletic program is that your child will get an education that prepares them for a life outside the playing field.
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