You are never too young to start honing yourself to the great athlete you hope to be in the future. You know how to play the game and you have a dream, that’s all you need to get started with your dream.
Most important reminders for young athletes these days is to focus on nutrition and conditioning. This might be a bit much, especially for a little kid and it is.
But keep in mind that little kids are capable of great things, things bigger than themselves. Now, here are five tips for young dreamers out there.
Nutrition and Discipline Diet are Keys
Nutrients are vital compounds that build your body and gives you the strength you need. Partner it up with great diet and you’ve got yourself a superstar in the making. Nutrition and diet are a big factor in a young child’s life.
1 out of 5 children in the United States is diagnosed with obesity and the rates just keep on filling up.
The percentage of child obesity tripled from one generation ago in the US. That’s a scary thought and engaging in sports is one of the solutions. Children who understand the value of nutrition and a great diet will fully understand the negative effects of obesity and will surely go the other way.
Young athletes need protein, good fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and of course water. These are just some of the important nutrients we need to become amazing and durable athletes.
Never fall short when it comes to inspiring and igniting yourself. Sports is hard as it never was easy, to begin with. So, there are challenges along the way and you’re going to get tested
Your mind, your heart, your strength and everything else will be put to the test so think about the outcome
Are you going to give up and then find a new hobby because you lost the first-round tournament of your Taekwondo meet? Are you going to put the basketball down because your team finished dead last?
No, you are not. You’re going to dust yourself off, pick yourself up, motivate your teammates, motivate yourself and get back at it.
Confidence is a big part of sports and it plays a big role when the time’s run out and the game is done. Find your reason on why you started doing this in the first place. Believe in yourself, because we believe in you.
Most sports are played with teams. If you’re going to be part of a team, inspire teamwork, don’t diminish it. Respect for the game you love is important. Respect for your teammates is also important.
In every team game, you are not playing for yourself. You represent your team and all those who support your team. Show integrity and decency towards your teammates and competitions. Keep in mind that camaraderie is not limited to your teammates alone, this is for everyone.
As you show camaraderie to your teammates and other people, you inspire them to do the same. You then initiate a chain of respect and productive competition with everyone you know and knows your game.
Work hard not for the accolades but for those who inspire you.