E9: The role sport plays in growing up and mens life.

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Sport is one area of life where men can safely release the pressure of every day life and can play a central role in the positive development of young men, alongside spirituality, academics, music and other co-curricular activities.

From general fitness to a sense of community and belonging we discuss how an involvement in sport can have a profound influence on the lives of young people and young boys in particular.

Remember that sport for children and young people would not exist without support from parents as coaches, drivers, umpires, fundraisers and cheerleaders so parents play a very important role.

Parents can encourage and help children to learn these skills in an enjoyable way without pressure. For example kicking a ball to each other in the backyard or park, throwing a ball through a hoop, or playing bat and ball games where everyone has a turn and the scores are not counted.

When approached correctly sport can play the important role in teaching valuable life lessons.

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