The Olympics are officially underway, giving us weeks of entertainment, awe, and inspiration on our television screens. But the Olympics are more than just an opportunity to root for the good old US-of-A. Watching men and women from across the globe come together to share wins, losses, and a lot of hard work teaches us valuable lessons for our own lives. What can kids learn from the summer Olympics?
Lessons from the Summer Olympics
- Work hard. Whether you love gymnastics, volleyball, swimming, equine, or the dozens of other sports chosen for the Rio Olympics, the achievements of these athletes teach our kids valuable lessons about dedication and hard work. Many of these athletes have been training since before they started school. It takes a lot of effort to be the best, and Olympians are a shining example of the benefits of hard work.
- Work together. The Olympics aren’t solo sports. Each country chooses a team of athletes to work together for a win. That’s a great lesson, whether you’re bringing home the gold or fighting to win a South Florida roller derby match.
- Keep trying. We’ve all experienced failure, and it can be hard to keep going when your feet (or wheels) slip and you crash to the ground. But countless Olympians over the years have proven that failures–even big failures–are just an opportunity to pick yourself back up and keep trying.
- Follow your passions. Roller sports may not have made it to the Rio Olympics (although they’re being considered for 2020!), but if there’s one thing every Olympic athlete has in common, it’s giving their all to the things they love. Whether you love skating with your friends, pushing your skills to the limit with roller sports, or studying the science of motion at the rink, Skatetown USA wants to give every kid in Fort Pierce a chance to follow their passions and achieve their goals.
Visit Skatetown USA and let us know what inspiration you’ve found in the 2016 Olympic Games.