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Our Philosophy
About Kids Competition

Competition is an integral part of sports, and it offers valuable opportunities for personal growth, resilience, and skill development. However, it's crucial to remember that winning should not be the sole measure of success. Instead, it's about embracing the battle itself, relishing the challenges presented by the field, equipment, and opponents.

Here are some key points to keep in mind as we support our children's journey in sports:

Winning Isn't Everything: While victory is a desirable outcome, it's essential to help our children understand that playing well and giving their best effort are equally important. Encourage them to focus on their performance rather than just the outcome.

Effort Matters: It's better to play one's best and lose than to win against a weak opponent without trying. Emphasize the value of hard work, dedication, and engagement in the battle. The process is just as important as the result.

Learning from Challenges: Losing is a natural part of any competitive endeavour. It's crucial to reassure our children that a loss doesn't define their worth or abilities. Instead, guide them to learn from each experience, analyse what went well and what can be improved upon.

Recognising Individuality: Each child has their own unique approach to competition. Some may lean towards underachievement, while others strive for overachievement. 

Understanding your child's orientation to challenge and providing the appropriate support is essential.

Celebrating the Journey: Let's celebrate and encourage the warrior spirit in our children. Focus on effort, hard work, and engagement rather than solely fixating on the outcome. Help them recognise that personal growth, resilience, and valuable life lessons can be achieved through sports, win or lose.

At the end of the day, our goal is to create a nurturing and supportive environment where our children can flourish, enjoy the competitive spirit, and develop into well-rounded individuals.

 

If your child is about to compete or is already competing please take a moment to review these points, and feel free to discuss them with your child. As a team, we will be reinforcing these principles on the court and ensure that our young athletes have a positive and enriching sports experience.

 If you have any questions or would like to discuss this further, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We greatly appreciate your continued support and involvement.

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