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Parents, playing football is so much better for your kids than playing video games | Sign them up to play

Parents, playing football is so much better for your kids than playing video games | Sign them up to play
Parents, playing football is so much better for your kids than playing video games | Sign them up to play

Last year I watched a football program here in Florida try to play with only 22 players on their roster. I cannot understand why people are not playing football or sports period anymore. I have been asked by parents about the game, and while many worry about their kids getting hurt, many ask me why football should be their choice. Well here is the simple answer, it is either sports or video games.

We have kids sitting down and playing video games for hours. I know because my son sits down and plays video games all day. He also is going to try out for football this year, but we will see if he likes it. There is a lot of dedication that is needed to play high school football.

But I had a parent message me on Twitter and ask me why their son should play football over video games, so I put together a nice little article showing why I feel football is better than video games.

While both football and video games have their own merits and drawbacks, it’s essential to recognize that each activity offers different benefits and challenges for kids.

Here are some reasons why parents might consider football as a beneficial activity for their children compared to excessive video game playing:

Physical Activity

Yep, it is that simple, YOUR KID GETS UP AND RUNS AROUND! Football involves physical exercise, including running, jumping, tackling, and other movements, which can contribute to improved cardiovascular health, muscle strength, coordination, and overall physical fitness. Regular physical activity is essential for children’s health and development and can help combat the sedentary lifestyle associated with excessive screen time.

Social Interaction

So many kids right now are robots. I think social interaction is even better for kids than the first step, of physical activity. Football is a team sport that requires players to communicate, cooperate, and collaborate with teammates to achieve common goals. By participating in football, kids have the opportunity to develop social skills such as teamwork, leadership, sportsmanship, and empathy. They also build friendships and camaraderie with peers, coaches, and opponents, fostering a sense of belonging and community.

Character Development

It sucks to lose, they know this already if they play video games because they are probably playing games like Call of Duty and Tom Clancy where they are getting killed left and right in the game. Football teaches valuable life lessons about discipline, perseverance, resilience, responsibility, and accountability. Kids learn to set goals, work hard, overcome challenges, and handle success and failure with grace. They develop character traits such as integrity, respect, and self-confidence, which are essential for success in all aspects of life.

Time Management and Prioritization

Playing football requires kids to balance their time effectively between practices, games, schoolwork, and other responsibilities. By managing their time and prioritizing their commitments, kids learn valuable organizational and time management skills that are transferable to other areas of their lives.

Healthy Competition

Football provides kids with opportunities to compete in a structured and supervised environment, where they can learn how to compete fairly, respect opponents, and strive for excellence. Healthy competition can motivate kids to challenge themselves, set higher goals, and continuously improve their skills and performance.

While football offers numerous benefits for children, it’s important to recognize that video games can also have some positive aspects, such as promoting problem-solving skills, creativity, and hand-eye coordination.

However, excessive video game playing can lead to sedentary behavior, social isolation, and other negative consequences if not balanced with physical activity and other healthy pursuits.

Ultimately, the decision of whether to encourage your children to play football or engage in video games should consider their interests, abilities, and overall well-being. It’s essential to promote a balanced lifestyle that includes a variety of activities and encourages physical activity, social interaction, and personal development.

It is simple for me, sign your kid up for football. It is a great sport.

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