Sport and education: is it possible to combine? Many of young sportsmen in the future will earn awards, become champions, see other countries. But exactly here lies the problem over which trainers and teachers of educational institutions struggle for decades - how to combine school subjects and trainings? Sport has one peculiarity - unpredictability of results. In addition, the career of a small sportsman can end at any time (due to trauma, sudden refusal to train, moving and many other reasons). And how then to be, if in the main subjects there are not more than three, and knowledge in the head is zero at all ... Here we come to the main question - in which regime to engage a young sportsman. Amateur sports and studies If the child is engaged in amateur sports, then problems with the combination of school and classes in the section should not arise. Trainers perfectly know the schedule of school subjects, when the shift ends, and adjust the start of trainings so that the child can manage everything. After school, you need to change clothes, have dinner, rest a little, and after that go to workout. If somewhere intersections are obtained, it is easy to agree on how to retake the missed subject at school or catch up on the training process. As a rule, teachers at school understand perfectly what sport means to children and meet parents and trainers. Conflicts, of course, happen when a small sportsman often misses lessons, stops doing homework. In this case, it is necessary to tactfully explain to the student that sports life should not interfere with education. It is very important not to go to extremes here. If a child misses several new topics in school (especially for middle and high school students), then it is quite possible to pick up triples. Parents, of course, do not like it. And some forbid to go in for sports so that it does not interfere with their studies. This is fundamentally wrong, compromises are necessary. Good education is as important as physical development and healthy lifestyle skills. Social life in school helps to adapt in adult life, at work, in society. And love and a habit of physical exercises will allow you to keep your health until old age. Professional sports and studies Sport and study: how to combine? Professional sports, sports of great achievements are radically different from amateur sports. Loads of professionals, whether they are at least 10 years old, at least 16 years old, are incomparably higher than amateurs. Training is built on a strict schedule, sometimes they are held every day 1-2 times a day, without holidays and weekends. Especially it concerns the periods before important competitions. Constant trips, gatherings, sports camps force parents of young sportsmen to make an uneasy choice between study and training process. Panting moms and dads, tired of rushing about and taking the child out of school for training and back, usually say at one time: "That's enough!" And then the choice is this: either in the direction of sports, or in the direction of school and education. Without sports Let's say that the parents decide that the sport takes too much time away from the education, they are tired of the trauma and the eternal absence of the child from the house. The choice is made in favor of the school, and on the professional career of the sportsman is put a fat cross. What are the pros and cons of this approach? pros • Intellectual development will allow to exist in the future in society, having a normal self-esteem. Higher education opens the way to many spheres of life, where children without a "tower" are closed. People who failed to enter or graduate often have an inferiority complex in this regard, especially if the husband or wife has a higher education and a good job. • Socialization is the most important moment that can not be ignored. After all, in professional sports, communication occurs, oddly enough, in the locker room. In training it is impossible, between trainings you need to rest and eat. School communication and friendship often turn into long-term relationships, sometimes for life. After school, children go to various events, celebrate together birthdays and other holidays, play and walk. Minuses • The main thing is that the child's health suffers. Sedentary lifestyle, imposed already in childhood, next, the child does not receive such important emotions as the joy of victory, the happiness of overcoming his weakness. • Sports, for example, take karate, teaches you to set goals, achieve them, plan your day. If a person did not acquire these skills as a child, in an adult life it will be difficult to instill a sense of responsibility, to finish things, and not to throw them halfway. In sports they teach to achieve the goal through "I do not want" and "I cannot". Such as the permanent postponement of cases, athletes generally do not know, because to make an achievement right now is the basis of success. Become a Champion There is another extreme. Parents decide that their child must necessarily become a champion (no matter by karate, figure skating, tennis or snowboarding). And then the child almost all his life is forced to devote to this "idea" of the parents. Professional sports -is a very heavy thing, regardless of its variety. It's good, if the child himself loves this kind of activity with all his heart. Are there any advantages to such a cardinal decision? Of course, there are. • Sport life is, without too much pathos, a school of survival. The child learns to get up early, on a strict schedule, to endure fatigue and even severe pain. In terms of personal development, sports provide the basis for self-esteem and good self-esteem for life, and self-confidence helps to survive difficult periods (for example, adolescent). • Trainers and parents should explain to the kid that even after the end of an active sports career, you can find yourself an occupation related to your favorite sport. There is a mass of overseas sports, revered and well paid. For example, it can be a sports psychologist, a manager, a lawyer. But, mind you, here again there is a need for additional education. The disadvantages in such a skew in favor of professional sports at the expense of the general education school are, and they are quite weighty. • The child's horizons are limited, all his interests revolve around sports, fees, competitions, training. Sport for children becomes everything. It replaces the many types of communication that a regular school provides. • Parents should understand that not all children will become champions. The second, "also honorable," place can easily undermine a man's faith in himself, creating the feeling that all the work was in vain. • Even if the career ends "on time", by age, professional athletes sometimes overtake the "crisis". And then depression begins, of which many are looking for an outlet in addictions, including alcohol. It is for these reasons that parents need to think and weigh carefully, whether to give the kid to the professional section or whether to choose a harmonious development where sport and study are combined in equal proportions. Tips for parents What can experts advise parents to help in the development of their children in harmony, without "distortions" in one direction or another? • If you brought a child to a sports school and he loved this sport, then it will be difficult to explain to him the need to "expand the horizons" and also engage in study. Therefore, at the very beginning it is necessary to form a conversation with the trainer about how sports and studies will be combined. For experienced trainers, these questions are not new, and they know perfectly well how to organize both processes. • At the same time, you need to meet and talk with the class teacher so that you can create an individual schedule or additional lessons after the passes. • It happens that the young athlete is getting cold towards the sport, then you need to closely monitor and connect the trainer and the psychologist in time. • Clear day mode is simply necessary if you want the child to do everything. Write it down and hang it in a prominent place. This increases the responsibility of the small sportsman for his studies and, ultimately, for organizing his life. It was the help and support of parents that played a major role in the formation of many sprtsmen. And parents, together with trainers and teachers, are able to make the life of the child interesting and balanced from a young age.