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Iíve been to many sporting events and observed common procedures for games, but watching these children play soccer was interesting. Little leagues develop more than just growing children and their interests; they build a foundation for team development. The little league organization provides a chance for children to develop athleticism and surround themselves among their peers. While sports teams at higher level (high school, college, professional) focus more on winning, little leagues seem to focus more at fostering team development by giving youth opportunity to participate in teams.
Team development influences. Children are easily influenced. When parents put their children in little leagues or other organizations where it involves being with their peers, they are educating them to become good team members. Perhaps it is evident that parents put their children into sports when they are young. By time they are older and in their prospective sports, they will have experience.
If you reflect back upon your own childhood, were you ever on a little league team? Can you recall your teamís name, or remember color of your jerseys or all of your teammatesí names? You probably cannot recall those little things and itís irrelevant now. What might have been a lasting lesson of your little league stint would be experiences you have gained of importance of team development.
Stephanie Tuia specializes in internet marketing for CMOE.
For more information about CMOEís Team Development inside organizations, contact one of their Regional Managers at (801) 569-3444.