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Educational Benefits of a Sports Camp

By Barcelona Soccer Academy, 05/15/18, 5:15PM EDT

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If your child is fascinated by soccer and everything that has to do with the ball and the goal, to point him to a summer sports camp is to give him a life experience that he will never forget.

Below are 5 strong points that this activity contributes to the education of children and adolescents.

If your child is fascinated by soccer and everything that has to do with the ball and the goal, to point him to a summer sports camp is to give him a life experience that he will never forget. Both in children and adolescents, the camps only provide benefits because, while practicing in the sport they like the most, they learn while having fun.

Below, we detail why soccer camps are important and what benefits they bring to the education of our children:

1. Learning Values. Through the practice of sport you learn a lot of useful teachings and positive values beyond the field.

In soccer, as in other collective sports, you work as a team and, on camps, this is one of the most potent points. Teamwork helps to strive to achieve the common good over individual triumph, something always positive both in the field of play and in life.

In addition, in soccer camps, being focused in a very didactic way, solidarity is strengthened, the value of effort and learning to savor the triumphs and to fit the defeats with sportsmanship. Knowing how to lose is, without doubt, one of the most important and most difficult values to teach.

In sports camps, special emphasis is placed on this, thanks to the professionalism of top-level technicians who energize training and daily sessions and know how to motivate a team to transform a defeat into an opportunity to improve.

In addition, another one of the most important values is to accept the leadership of a coach, trust him, his tactics and accept the decisions he makes at all times.

2. Improve health. With the end of the school year, many children and young people become idle to the point that it is difficult to move them from the sofa. On the contrary, through the practice of sports, both physical and mental health are favored.

The practice of an activity that motivates, in this case soccer, favors the affability of character. Children are happier and more satisfied and, in addition, their physical health also improves. Sport, together with adequate nutrition, makes your child develop and grow in the best conditions.

3. Socialization Keeping children and young people out of their comfort zone is often more than positive. On camps, participants do not know each other and are forced to socialize and build relationships.

Through training and parallel activities, players meet and make new friends. Meeting children and young people from other schools and other cities opens their minds and enriches them as people.

4. Improvement of sports practice. The soccer camps are not a mere leisure alternative, but also learning about the game. The children acquire knowledge about soccer, offensive and defensive concepts, technique, tactics, positions in the field and decision making. At the end of the campus, attendees know many more things than before, and their sports skills always improve.

5. Fun. Do not forget that it is summer and that school and obligations have been completed. Therefore, on sports camps players have fun. The goal is to learn while they have fun, without discipline being something rigid. Attendees enjoy playing and learning, something that sometimes with homework is not achieved.