Watching the Olympics, I got to wondering which is better for kids.
Team sports (Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Football etc) have their advantages in that it shows teamwork and skill. Win or lose, you have a team of friends to share your feelings with. However, if you are not the best on the team, inferiority complex would come into play. And god forbid you should be the one to screw up that final play of the game! Then again, hallelujah if you are the one who makes that last winning play!
Individual sports (Gymnastics, Swimming, Judo, Fencing, Wrestling, etc) even though you sometimes compete as “teams”, seem to stress individual talent. You can’t really blame the team if you screw up, but when you do well, you can feel good about yourself and I can imagine it builds self-esteem.
So in your humble opinion – which type of sport is better for kids?