A friend of mine asked me “Why do you pay that much money for your children to do sports?”
I do not pay for sport – I said.
– I pay for the moment, when they are tired but off for training. I pay for them, to learn what is discipline and concentration. I pay for them to learn how to save their body and health. I pay for them to learn how to work with others, how to be a good team member, how to bear defeat graciously and how to stay humble during success.
– I pay for them to learn how to how to handle disappointments if they did not achieve their aims. But despite that they will go back, week by week. I pay for them to learn how to how to reach their goals. I pay for them to respect not only themselves but their team mates and coaches!
– I pay for them to do the hard work for hours, weeks, months and at the end they could become a champion. They may not but have the chance. I pay for them to learn that success does not happen overnight. I pay for them to be proud of their results and have long term goals.
– I pay for them to make friendships and have memories for a lifetime. And I pay for them to be on the pitch, gym or court instead of in front of the tele. I pay for the opportunities what sport can provide.
I believe it is a good investment…