Values which you learn by playing a contact sport like football


America loves football, the tackles, the amazing catches, and the pure drama of such a fast-paced sport can leave many fans reeling when their team scores or concedes a touchdown right at the last second. As much as people love to watch it, there are thousands of people who love the game so much they regularly play it as amateurs.

Teamwork makes the dream work

Football is a team game, and each and every member of the team has a part to play in the success, and failure, of the team. If one member just isn’t at it, they can get exposed by the opposition and before you know it you’re on the losing team. Teamwork is arguably more important in football than other contact sports because if the team are not constantly looking out for each other, there can be some horrific injuries suffered by teammates. Playing football teaches you to look out for your buddies on the field, and that bond you have will stick with you long after the post-game shower.

It teaches you how to deal with losing

Sometimes there really can be a battle on the field. You’ll have to push your body to its physical limits in order to come through the game with a victory. This battling quality will say with you throughout your life, and your winning mentality will help you in your working and family life. Football involves two teams though, and occasionally you’ll find yourself on the losing team. Sometimes the other team is just better, or they wanted it more than your team. Football will teach you that sometimes losing is okay, and you can learn to accept it in certain situations in your life. The wonderful thing about football is that there is always another game to put right the mistakes made when losing a game. This can very much reflect your own life, and there are going to be mistakes you make during yours. Football will teach you there is always another chance to put things right so don’t sweat it, you can fix it!

It keeps you fit and strong

Anyone who has been out injured and was chomping at the bit to get back on the field knows the frustration of not being fit. Playing football is a great reason to make sure you keep your body as healthy as possible. If you find yourself out of shape and then try to get on the football field, you’ll soon be aware you need to change a few things about your lifestyle. You’ll want to make sure the next time you play you are fitter and stronger, and so you will begin to look at your exercise regime, or lack of one, and your diet. These two things will help you to maintain a strong presence on the field when those around you are wilting under pressure.

Football is a great sport, it teaches us about comradery and provides many of us with friendships that will stand the test of time. You’ve been through it all on the field, and you and your pals are stronger for it. Football will help to keep you fit as you’ll need to be strong to bounce off those tackles and, maybe most importantly, it’ll help you deal with losing. It can teach you valuable life lessons if you take a step back and reflect on the ups and downs of the game.