Recently, sports watchers have witnessed multiple incidents in collegiate and high school sports where the lack of discipline and maturity have been observed. Sports is the platform to learn and build on these skills.
Below are three quotes from professional athletes (Hall of Famers) on the Importance of discipline: “Not one player, no matter how good he is, is worth more than the program.”
– former OU football coach Bob Stoops “You need three things to win: discipline, hard work and, before everything maybe, commitment. No one will make it without those three. Sport teaches that.” – Haile Gebrselassie “Sports ideally teach discipline and commitment. They challenge you and build character for everything you do in life.” – Howie Long (NFL Hall of Famer).
All team members, at all levels, who wear a jersey have the responsibility to properly represent their organization to their teammates, officials, opponents, coaches and fans.
Sometimes lessons are taught the hard way but there should always be consequences for bad behavior. The discipline taught on the court will carry on in life.