These skills are important in all areas of a boy’s life and can help build the skills to work in a team that he will carry with him throughout his life.
Striving for a common goal with teammates, boys will often build friendships that last a lifetime.
In Australia, it is estimated that greater than 50 percent of boys in this age group lead a sedentary lifestyle with little to no exercise daily.
School sport provides an opportunity for boys to get the physical activity they require to stay mentally and physically fit.
If we immediately start the day with academic activities, it will be difficult for the brain to properly function.
However, if we begin the day with physical exercise, it will be easier for us to switch from enjoyable activities to more serious study.
It is often thought that being good at something builds self-esteem.
Don’t get me wrong, being good certainly can give a boy a certain level of self-esteem, but I would argue that the most important aspect of building self-esteem in boys is teaching them that they are in control of their environment and that the results they obtain or the improvements they make are a direct result of their commitment and effort. Often the results of training are measurable and for the first time a boy has the opportunity to see the relationship between the two.
For some parents who have a boy who isn’t showing interest in sport or who may not have played sport themselves, the question “why should school sport be compulsory? At Scots, Sport is compulsory for every boy with the expectation that they take part in one winter sport, one summer sport and College Athletics and Swimming if selected.
This is an important part of the life of a Scots boy and something that we feel strongly should be a part of all boys’ lives. Here are 10 reasons why we believe school sport should be compulsory for all boys: Boys are influenced by adults who are strong role models.