While we're willing to admit that leading a family full of children who are in involved in a million different after-school sports is hectic AF, we also can't deny the fact that there are so many positive reasons that we continue to shuttle them back and forth to practice. Sports keep our kids active and their bodies sharp, and they also teach them to learn rules and play by them.
But most of all, organized sports teach our children the importance of being poised in victory and gracious in defeat. Sportsmanship is an important lesson to learn, and one that will help kids navigate gracefully through their adult lives. They might not all grow up to be professional athletes, but they will all grow up to to both fail and achieve in their personal and professional lives.
Here are 30 inspirational quotes to share with your kids that remind us what sports are really all about.
Originally posted March 2016. Updated October 2017.