I was a very active energetic child but never very interested in sports. In elementary school P.E. (“physical education”…come to think of it even the abbreviation was never explained to me) we played lots of different sports…soccer, basketball, football, volleyball…
the thing was our P.E. teachers never explained what the rules were, they would just say we’re playing soccer today. I would only find things out like “no hands in soccer” or “don’t move with the basketball unless you’re bouncing it” when classmates would start yelling confusing things at me like “traveling!”
This just irritated me and put me off any interest in sports.
I am reminded of it because I took my 5 year old to his first soccer practice where there was no attempt to explain the rules, just “kick the ball”.