An example of how social skills will be useful in the future is tons of businessmen around the world make friendships, and make business deals by just playing a simple game of golf. This is a great way to interact with partners, and clients and make tons of deals, agreements.
Developing tools to be successful in all areas of life
Here is an example of another benefit from being a student-athlete. In this picture you see a young man learning to be disciplined, and getting advice from a wise person. You also see a determined, driven athlete who has put in a lot of hard work. Learning to do all this at a young age is so great, we are lucky to get opportunities like this and it will help us be successful in all areas of life for the rest of our lives.
Sports teaches kids leadership skills at a young age, it teaches you how to be uplifting towards other people, give knowledge to others, hold others accountable, and be a guide to peers. All these traits are a major key to being successful in anything a person does in life.
Me sacrificing junk food to look this good
Another great benefit acquired from sports is it teaches a person who wants to be successful to sacrifice things that are not needed, won't be beneficial, and teaches a person to do things that are beneficial for their well-being. This is a great thing to learn in high school because the sooner a person realizes this and gets rid of things that aren't beneficial the better. This is something that a person will need to be able to do for the rest of their life.
Being a student-athlete does an amazing job of teaching people time management! At a young age we get to become accustomed to managing time. Student-athletes have to go to school, practice, games, and do homework. It also does a great job of teaching us to be on time, always being on time is very beneficial to a person.
Exercise, exercise, exercise!