Professor Play is a service for kids and adults who are challenged to participate in recreational sport due to a special needs issue or a lack of ability to engage in sports.
This article will focus on the kids and adults with neuro-typical development but have other issues that limit or prevent their engagement.
There are a number of factors that can contribute to this behavior.
(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.