Athletics is one of the sports in schools that every student should enroll in. The sport has a lot of physical movement that helps one to get their body stronger at the end of the day. In addition, this type of sport is good for the mind due to the exercises that one does in the process. There are many types of sports that students can join while they are in school but none of them is like this one. This is because, it allows students to be able to get some of the following benefits.
They will be able to meet a lot of other students. There are many athletes in a school. For them to be able to start running, they need to know one another and see how each performs. When there is a shy student, they will be exposed to others during this event and so with time, they will be able to make new friends. They will allow no longer fear to interact with their fellow students. In the long run, their confidence is boosted and this will be able to help them later on in life.
They will know what to do when they fail. One thing that people find it hard to accept is failure. Failure is taken as a bad thing by most people, and so they end up repeating the same thing because they have not learned anything from it. The thing about this sport is that the competition is very stiff. You will end up failing a lot of time. In the process of failing time and again, the student will develop a norm on how and what they need to do after they have encountered failure.
They will get a chance to meet new people. This sport involves getting out of school most of the time and going for outside events. There in the outside world, the student is able to interact with people whom they have not met before. This interaction will also help them in boosting their confidence as they have to talk to these people. In addition, they have to run while they are in an environment filled with people they have not seen before, hence, their confidence is also boosted here too. When they need to make a presentation in class, they will see that it is not easy for them.
They will have a chance to be the ambassadors of their school. When you are called for a great course, and you need to represent the people from where you come from, you will feel very good. You will be able to walk on air as everyone will be looking up to you. The same reflects on students who are athletes in their school. They need to go out there and carry the flag of their school very high up in the air. They will also get to be recognized by their fellow students and people from outside. This will help them to feel very important.