It teaches more than just sports and physical activity.
It teaches teamwork/sportsmanship (learning to win and learning to lose)/there is an incredible amount of social skills involved/also you learn how to accomplish something - for instance the first time a child hits a ball or makes a catch - you see their face light up with making a good play. Like when you learn to bake a cake and you see your end product - the proud accomplishment of it.
My point was that this proud accomplishment
shoud be related to something tangibly productive,
possibley INVOLVING team work
but thay can show and EAT
the cake, then judge its quality
and plan for the next one. Additionally, when thay bake, or work
productively, there is less chance of full DEFEAT
, as there is in sports.
sports r productively useful, e.g. swimming, fishing, hunting, gunnery practice,
maybe skills in horseback riding, instead of running around in circles in the grass.
When I was a student, I deemed that an ineffably hopeless waste of time.
It shows them they can accomplish a goal.
Yes, but it can be a goal whose pursuit teaches them something USEFUL
e.g. carpentry or how best to use computers. Sports r hopelessly FUTILE
It isn't all about the competition and winning - it working together for a common goal.
Unless you ever played on a team or worked on a team you do not realize the other positive benefits you get from this.