While leading a family full of kids who are in involved in a million different after-school sports is hectic AF, we can’t deny the fact that there are so many positive reasons parents continue to shuttle them back and forth to practice. Of course sports keep kids active, which is great, but they also teach them about fairness and playing by the rules.
Whether or not kids are athletes, playing casual games or even observing sporting events can help them learn the importance of being poised in victory and gracious in defeat. Sportsmanship is an important value and one that will help kids throughout their adult lives. Kids who learn sportsmanship won’t all grow up to be Olympians, but they will all grow up to experience both achievement and failure. So they might as well learn to ride those waves well.
Here are 30 inspirational quotes to share with your kids — and remind them what sports are really all about.
Originally posted March 2016. Updated October 2017.