Reaching goals requires focus & determination to over come the inevitable obstacles that stand in the way of success. A business idea remains just an idea if the first problem goes unsolved. Making the Varsity team might not happen the first time but with focus and determination it is possible. Becoming a professional athlete, a CEO or a professional fighter takes immense determination, no one starts at the top. Sports lay the foundation to understanding that focus and determination are cornerstones to achieving success. An underprivileged kid who has lacks hope in their future due to their circumstances can have their eyes opened to the possibilities of endless opportunity if they can just stay focused and determined on a goal. In a managed environment the desire to be better than peers at a sport can encourage a child to stay motivated and determined on self improvement.
The links below offer more support on the positive benefits sports have on developing determination and how they positively affect children.