The Benefits of Disabled Sports
All sports are competitive; that’s the first obvious difference between sports that can be competitive and those that are not. This is also the key difference between sports as a venue for competitive competition and, more importantly, sportsmanship can develop life skills. Indeed, winning can certainly build confidence and losing can certainly build personal resilience; but, winning is not the only way to do it. The game is also about the spirit of the players and how they play, both in training and in competition. Competitors work together as a team, they strive to achieve a common goal and they enjoy the camaraderie that results from competing and working together in a spirit of fun and fellowship.
Physical activity is an important part of sports, perhaps the most important aspect of sports for a young person. Physical education is often associated with teaching and learning while sportsmanship encourages a healthy lifestyle. A person who wants to participate in sports should learn the sport well and develop skills and sport specific talents. Those who excel in sports can go on to compete at higher levels, but the path to success isn’t easy and requires much dedication and a lot of skill. It also requires the commitment to maintaining the competitive physical activity.
Sports are a great way to get fit and active, and the main advantage to participating in sports is that you are engaged in a friendly, contact sport that promotes health and fitness. In fact, the skills learned in sports help improve many areas of our lives; as athletes who are physically fit have greater cognitive processing power, decision-making, problem solving skills, these individuals are better able to solve problems that occur in day-to-day situations. Those who participate in sports, especially disable sports such as wheelchair rugby, are considered to have healthier physical fitness than other people. However, because it requires a lot of strength and skill, the skill of team-work and playing a variety of different sports develops over time. As an athlete or participant in disable sports, you will learn how to work with others to improve your personal physical fitness level.