Sports video games can be a teaching tool
Learning a new sport is no easy task. It’s taking a part of your brain you may not use or may not use for that particular task and assimilates that portion into performing that sport at the highest level you can achieve.
On the field, it is crucial that the coaching be performed to teach and condition the player. However, we’ve seen for years and years that there are great coaches and bad coaches. Furthermore, it could be said that the level of coaching could still not give the player the necessary skills to perform the sport at the highest level. Taking this into the world of young people, what method could we turn to, that we may teach various sports to youth that they would carry these skills into adulthood?
It sounds absurd, but consider the following: nearly 100% of sports video games are rated E for everyone. Age does not matter! Some of the most popular games on the world sees sports as a strong competitor in the market. From FIFA Soccer, to Madden NFL, to NBA 2K, these game series have carried young fans for generations. Furthermore, these games don’t carry any violent or crude images for young people to soak in. Simply put, there’s a reason Grand Theft Auto is rated M for mature and these games aren’t.
These games are tactical. Strategy is how you plan and skill determines success. When you start playing FIFA for example, the game prompts you for play preferences. You pick a team to use, style of play you want to use, and difficulty. Going deeper into the game, you can play as a coach or a player seeing the financial world of soccer. Transfers, trades, wages, are all in the player’s hands where you’ll learn the numbers and it’s a realistic projection of the real market. You’ll learn the players’ names and discover new ones, where all of the information soaked in can be useful to the player learning the game from an analytical standpoint.
Madden NFL and NBA 2K follow an almost similar format with extra content thrown in such as running an entire franchise as an owner, or going on a unique journey as a small-town athlete making it to the big leagues. These settings can be the landscape for gaming for years to come. It can only get better from here, as with all these franchises, we’re seeing an amazing uprising of content for young people to interact with. It’s all informative, educational, and more importantly, fun. Safe, secure, fun.
Kids need to be active without a doubt and playing a sport is a great method. But if the player may need more understanding of the game as a means to learn the craft and understand its functions more in-depth, why not give them a copy of FIFA 16, Madden NFL 16, or NBA 2K16 for the holidays instead of something violent. You may see your child master the game on and off the court.
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