Here you have four reasons why you should encourage your children to play water polo
For many years now water aquatic sports like swimming have been known to be a great sport for one’s health. For those who would rather play with more teammates, water polo is the best option. Water polo has such a positive impact on kids and they learn discipline, time management, positives of a healthy lifestyle, teamwork, social skills and cultural exchange.
Water polo has an emphasis on discipline and time management. At a young age kids who play water polo have to devote many hours practicing and each week requires players to stay focused and learn how to compromise and manage time properly. Most of our players are still in school and the discipline taught while playing water polo helps them manage their time an helps them learn time management skills and discipline that will used for the rest of their lives.
Like swimming, water polo helps kids stay in shape and most water polo players develop very healthy eating habits. Swimming has been known to be one of the best sports to practice due to its positive impact on swimmers health. Very few sports in the world requires full body motion that promotes a healthy body and a upright posture. Not only will the kids improve their posture and stay fit they will also develop better lungs after training and swimming. Water polo players will also learn about the importance of nutrition and how a healthy diet will benefit them in the pool.
While playing water polo, players learn the importance of team work and fair play. Team work is a very important factor of water polo and water polo focuses on working with others. Fair play is another fundamental concept learned while playing water polo. Just like most sports water polo players are taught to never be malicious or harm anyone on purpose, it’s a sport that is meant to be completive, but not dangerous, and be fun. No matter where you play water polo or how old the players are, water polo has a very positive impact on kids social skills and communication skills. Team sports are great ways of making new friends and working with others. In a team kids will learn to trust and work alongside other teammates. Learning these skills at a young age will go a long way in the future. Kids will learn discipline, fair play, dedication and resilience by playing water polo.
Since its not one of the mainstream sports, players create strong bonds with the sport, their teammates, rivals and team. Players will meet everyone in the league and make so many friends and water polo makes a very friendly rivalries.
Multiculturality with BIWPA
Playing water polo internationally is a great way of meeting other players from all over the world. In today’s world cultures are so intertwined and having very important intercultural skills and accepting other customs is so important. At BIWPA kids from all over the world come together to play water polo. The mix of cultures is so important for kids and learning about other cultures and accepting differences is so important at a young age. We have an international water polo academy where American athletes can improve their skills in order to apply for college. We also organize team training camps for teams from different parts of the world, so they can experience water polo in Spain. And we have water polo camps where kids can share their passion for the sport and meet people from other countries.
At BIWPA, we believe that the skills learned while playing water polo isn’t only applied at the pools or while playing, but in so many other situations. Kids will not forget what they learned while playing water polo.