Sport is a universal language that everyone understands.
By definition, sport is any physical and mental activity that a person performs according to a set of rules, in order to compete with an opponent or opposing team, with the application of the prescribed scoring system, based on which the winner is determined. We can freely say that the opponent does not exist, but that there is a rival.
Sport is present in all segments of society, and playing sports is a universal thing.Sport has social, but also self-developmental significance, for every person who is part of sports culture.Almost all of us are, in one way or another, connected with sports.
A lot of literature has been written about sports, but little is said about the topic: why is sport crucial? Sport is crucial because it allows us to develop our physical and mental abilities.
Sometimes that idea is forgotten and the result in sports becomes imperative. How to win and win trophies becomes the main thought of athletes and sports clubs. Of course, victories and trophies are important, but they should not be the only goal. Every good coach knows that.
Meaning should not be an external victory, at any cost.
The point is not just to beat an opponent, in an outdoor game.It is much more important to defeat yourself, in the inner game of your mind. In the inner game, we overcome ourselves by being committed to training and learning.
Furthermore, we achieve external and internal victory thanks to the cooperation with the team and quality rivals, who allow us to break through our own boundaries and to develop.
Through sports we express ourselves through movement. We express emotions through the body, whether it is fear or happiness. Then the body becomes our weapon to achieve optimal results.
Sport allows us to get to know ourselves, but also the world around us. Let’s allow ourselves to think that this knowledge is the true meaning of playing sports.