Professor Play is a service for kids and adults who look to achieve success or who are challenged to participate in recreational sport. This article will discuss issues that limit or prevent athletic and possibly social engagement.
There are a a few key factors that can contribute to lack of participation and engagement in sports.
(1) The stars. The players that demonstrate advanced skills in a sport often unknowingly intimidate those with little skill. They become unwilling or unable to try out of fear of being embarrassed.
(2) The role. New players think that they must be proficient at every position, skill and role in the game. This couldn't be further from the truth. A team consists of multiple players with different skill sets to achieve results. In basketball, for example, some players on a team are skilled in shooting, rebounding, ball handling and more. While others may have other skills or just some of them.
We must all embrace the abilities we have, channel their growth and implement them within the game. If we appreciate our strengths as assets to games, we can achieve great success.