Ways That Sports Can Build Confidence

If you are lacking in confidence and do not really know how you can go about getting your confidence up, one way is through taking up regular sports activity, such as joining a team, and participating in a team sport. At Salisbury Super Sports, we notice every day how people who participate in sports have increased confidence and have more fun in their relationships. Here are some of the ways that playing sports can build confidence for you.

Keep in Shape

One of the most important ways that playing a team sport can help you to feel better about yourself and lift your overall confidence is through keeping your body in shape. Not only will your muscles be more toned and your weight stay at an optimal level, but your body will feel fitter and there will be more oxygen circulating through your body. Sweating helps your body to release toxins so as long as you are keeping your fluids up, your skin will look fresh and clear after playing sports regularly.

Make New Connections

One area that people often feel they lack confidence is in meeting new people, but playing a sport takes the anxiety out of this by giving you the opportunity to make new connections. They say the more you do something the easier it gets, so through meeting new people while playing sports you will be in good practice and it will give you a confidence lift. Many the people who join a team at Salisbury Super Sports build connections that last them a lifetime.

Time Management

If you are always running late or have trouble with getting things done on time, this could affect your confidence in your ability to get things done. Playing a team sport means that you have training and games to attend, so you learn how to manage your time effectively, which can translate into all areas of your life. People who play sports are go-getters and have more confidence because they know they can get things done when they need to.

Build Inner Strength and Resilience

A lack of confidence in yourself can whittle away at your inner strength and you might start to feel like you don’t have the resilience to get back up after life has knocked you down. Having the opportunity to participate in a team sport allows you to see how it’s done, as your fellow players will demonstrate time and again how easy it is to brush yourself off and try once more. Over time, you will find that through playing a team sport, your reserves of inner strength and resilience are built back up and you will find it easier to face life’s challenges, both on and off the court.

Indoor Sports: How It Can Boost Your Social Life

If you want to expand your friend network and bring some new people into your life, taking up an indoor sport can reap a lot of rewards. Often people complain that they don’t meet any new people, but if you don’t get out into the world, how are the new people going to meet you?

Meet New Friends

Getting involved in playing an indoor sport at Salisbury Super Sports gives you the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends whom you might have never met before. Often when people join in on indoor sports the regular contact with new people can help with building friendships that can last a lifetime.

Reconnect

Playing a sport can help you reconnect with old friends and create a space where you can see each other regularly. At Salisbury Super Sports we often have people bringing their old friends along to join in on the fun, and take up friendships where they left off. During the course of playing a game you have the opportunity to share in the fun and excitement that comes with playing an indoor sport together.

Learn Valuable Social Skills

The art of maintaining a social life requires all parties to grow and learn. The opportunity to do this in the setting of playing an indoor sport provides valuable skills such as problem solving, tolerance of different personalities, compassion for the needs of others and team building. These skills can be translated into your life in other ways and enrich your experience of interacting with other humans.

Get Into Shape

If you have been feeling like you are out of shape then you might have inadvertently pulled away from social engagements due to not feeling that great about yourself. Regularly playing an indoor sport is great for fitness, and can get you back to feeling healthy and happier, which encourages you to get out into the world and meet new people.

Rain, Hail or Shine

The advantage of playing an indoor sport is that you can rely on always being able to play, regardless of whether it is raining outside. The regularity of having a routine of getting to your game and taking part in the fun gives you somewhere to be and allows you to connect with the new people in your life every week. If there is nothing else on your calendar you can be sure that you will be able to play with your new friends and maintain that social interaction that is such a crucial part of enjoying life.

 

Team Sport: Why It’s Great For Children (And Parents)

As parents, it is our role to teach our young ones about life, and prepare them with the tools that they will need to go through life as healthy, happy adults. It’s a learning process for everyone, as we all learn how to work together towards a common goal, and so it is with team sports. Working as a team gives children the opportunity to learn about themselves through the eyes of the world outside of the family, and gain valuable skills in how to interact and problem solve with other people.

Physical Fitness

The benefits of physical activity have been well documented, and with the digital world encroaching even further into our lives, many children are lacking the inclination or opportunity to get active. Playing a team sport provides an incentive for children to spend time with their friends while engaging in a physical activity, which is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for growing bodies.

Mental Health

For some youngsters, the growing pains of life can cause damage to their self-confidence, and for some this can lead to over-eating as a means of numbing their feelings. Sadly, studies have revealed that 25% of children between the ages of 5 to 17 are overweight or obese, which causes them to suffer with the self-esteem issues associated with their physical condition. At Salisbury Super Sports getting young people involved in team sport not only gives them an opportunity to get active, but their emotional health improves remarkably as they learn new skills, and start to feel a part of a team.

Social Skills

The benefits of engaging in a team activity are many, and the opportunity to navigate through close interactions with their peers can provide social skills that are far reaching. Negotiating with the members of their team, delegating, sharing and accepting when things do not go their way are just some of the skills that children take away from a team sport.

Resilience and Commitment

The ability to dust oneself off, and get back on the proverbial horse after being knocked down is a really important experience for children to encounter – providing them with the tools that they can use later in life, when the stakes are higher. Teaching children how to be resilient in the face of their worries will help them to be the sort of adults who bounce back from their troubles in life. When children sign up for the season to play a team sport at Salisbury Super Sports they learn the value of commitment. They soon learn that as a member of a team, they are a valuable cog in the wheel, and are needed at every game and every practice.

 

Team Sports – Exercise, Companionship, Rivalry

Fun indoor cricket is all of these things. If you are interested in getting out and about and doing something that is physical to keep your wheels well-oiled then check out Super Sports Salisbury.

We offer a supportive environment and obviously encourage a team player attitude. Not only do you exercise amongst friends and team members but you also learn to work as a team in the fast paced game that is indoor cricket.

If you are not familiar with the rules and regulations of this game, it is pretty simple. Eight players a side is best but it can be played with as few as six players. Each player has a go at bowling two overs. That’s 16 overs per innings. An over consists of six balls.

Each batting pair will face four overs. A batsman’s runs are scored just the same as the outside game. That is to say, they run between each wicket for one run but also have the option to increase this up to six runs by hitting certain surrounding nets.

The difference between indoor and outdoor in regard to batting is if a batsman is caught out, he does not leave the game. Instead, five runs are deducted from the team’s total score and the batsman completes the four overs.

You can get yourself a team together to play on a Tuesday or Wednesday night or just visit us at http://supersports.com.au/join-a-team to register and we will get you into a team.

We have between three and five grades playing on each of these nights so don’t despair, we can slot you or your team into your appropriate grade once we have completed a pre-season assessment of your skills.

Affordable Team Sport

Not only do you get all the fun of exercising your body and mixing with friends but you can do it at an affordable level.

A weekly game will set you back $15 per member, which is way cheaper than what a personal fitness instructor will charge you!

To ensure you get the best out of your game, bring a good pair of shoes and gloves; a protector is also essential. A bat comes in handy too!

Obviously if you are playing in a team, you will need a team uniform. A uniform by nature means each member must wear an identical outfit. What you choose to wear is your choice. You can be serious or silly. Why not create your own team of Smurfs?

Promoting Sports in the Workplace

Adults spend a great deal of their time at work. Thus, the workplace can be an effective setting to integrate sports and other physical activities. Fitness programmes at work can help employees who normally cannot find the time after office hours to do even a simple physical activity such as walking. Business owners must encourage health and wellness programmes in the workplace because studies have shown that these kinds of programmes benefit both the employees and the employers.

Benefits of a Physically Active Workforce

Promoting physical activity in the workplace provides the following benefits to employees:

  • Better fitness and health;
  • Enhanced productivity and morale;
  • Improved team spirit and job satisfaction;
  • Lower stress;
  • Improved communication and inter-personal relationship among employees; and
  • Improved concentration and mental sharpness

A major component of an effective health and wellness programme is sports. Sports have been known to contribute to healthy bones, muscles and joints; lower stress and aid in relaxation; reduce body fat and tone muscles; decrease the risk of contracting diseases such as cancer and diabetes; and improve co-ordination and balance.

Promoting indoor sports will ensure that employees will continue to enjoy their favourite sports throughout the year. Salisbury Super Sports offers indoor courts for cricket, netball, soccer, volleyball and handball. The graded competitions held regularly at the sport facility are designed to be enjoyed by all participants, from elite athletes to neophyte players. These courts are available for hire, including an umpire and all the required equipment. Salisbury Super Sports also hire the sports courts for birthday parties, team-building exercise and other fun events for friends and family. Different sports can be introduced into the workplace through tournaments or friendly games. The games can generally be held over several nights or weeks. It is vital to plan these games ahead of time by designating a group of people who will oversee the whole event.

Benefits of a Physically Fit Workforce for Employers

Instituting a health and wellness programme in the workplace also pays off for the employer. The benefits of a healthy and fit workforce for employers include reduced absenteeism and employee turnover; lower stress among staff; enhanced productivity and efficiency in the company as a whole; an improved corporate image; and better relations between management and staff.

It is important to enlist the support of management for any health and wellness initiative to be successful. All employees including management have the duty to establish a healthy work environment and promote healthy lifestyles.

Give your Relationship a Sporting Chance

When it comes to gifts for Valentine’s Day, it can sometimes be difficult to decide what to buy. Sometimes, spending quality time together is the best gift possible. And time is a commodity that tends to be in short supply.

At the same time, the usual date nights and movies can get a bit overdone – they are nice but they can become mediocre.

A Fun Solution

When it comes to a fun date, indoor sports are a fun and novel approach. Indoor sports arenas allow mixed teams and so you and your significant other can indulge in a game of indoor netball, for example, to your heart’s content.

You can choose to play on the same team or opposite teams, depending on what you prefer.

Play on the same team and you get to have that feeling of the two of you going out and conquering the world. It is a great way to bond more as a couple and you can celebrate wins together or commiserate together if you lose.

Playing on opposite teams is great for the more competitive couples. When couples are more competitive, they need a safe outlet for that competitiveness. Indoor sports can provide that safe outlet. You can compete with one another and once the game is completed, the competition is over and you can go back to being a loving couple again.

A Great Way to Bond

Sports have long been used as a great team-building exercise and they work just as well when it comes to relationships. It is a fun sociable way to spend time together. There is a slight element of competition that makes the game more exciting. It is a lot more fun than going to a movie.

A Good Way to Exercise

Indoor sports are a great way to fit some exercise into your busy schedule. Exercise is important when it comes to managing stress and keeping you fit and healthy. The best part about indoor sports is that you will also get in some exercise without actually realising it.

It is a Social Event

You will also get to meet new people and make new friends. Socialising with other couples is an important part of building your own relationship and making it stronger. You get to socialise with other couples in a fun and low pressure environment – no one feels the need to put their best foot forward.