|Aly is the one in the middle adjusting his mouthguard.|
|Gorgeous brown legs in the middle is my Aly.|
I've learned that any team sports, be it football, baseball or soccer, teaches the player how to efficiently use their time and energy. They learn time management skills so that they can juggle schoolwork and sports. They learn that there are consequences for not keeping up with their grades since school team sports require student athlete to maintain a certain GPA in order to be able to play on the team. Therefore, the students learn to prioritize school work and practices over socializing with their friends on Facebook, video-conferencing, talking on the phone or hanging out in person. There simply aren't enough hours in a day or a week for the child to get into trouble.
I would strongly recommend that parents encourage their children to play team sports. I realize that it can be burdensome for parents to have to arrange for rides after practices and games but the benefits are sooooooo worth the sacrifices that we must make in the short run. Playing sports facilitates the forming of positive habits and healthy lifestyles which no other experience in my opinion can replicate. One can certainly read a book about positive habits and healthy lifestyles but it's one thing to read about it and another entirely to actually live and learn it.
From one Sufi to another,
Love and Light,