Sports are important too, here’s why:
Playing sports at Algiers Technology Academy (ATA) offers our students more than just physical benefits. Sports typically helps our students to excel both academically and socially.
Listed below are a few ways that sports actually benefit the ATA student:
- Sports help in discipline development. Students learn to set goals and then work to achieve them. They learn that by working hard they can accomplish whatever they put their mind to. Statistics show that kids who are involved in sports while in school are more likely to experience academic success.
- Playing sports is fun and can increase the quality of life, as regular exercise is crucial. It keeps them busy and fosters a sense of belonging. It’s great when you work with a group of friends having the same goals and interests. However, they also learn very quickly, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose and how to be good sports in both situations.
- Research has found that students who play sports, especially females, are more likely to have a positive body image and higher self-esteem. They also are less likely to be overweight. Physical activity also helps ease stress and decrease depression. They are less likely to take drugs, smoke or drink because they realize the impact that these damaging activities can have upon their functioning and performance.
- Sports help develop teamwork, leadership skills, motor skills and strategic thinking techniques. Work together as a team to win the game…period.