Soul Plumbing

17 11 2008

Sport.
Sport’s something that really plumbs the depths of the soul. If you don’t know what I mean by that, then either you don’t play sport, you haven’t left a sport, or you aren’t playing it properly.

TEAMLiving in Japan, easily the thing I miss about my former life in Australia is sport. In Japan, no real sports leagues available to people who have finished their “school life” (from elementary to tertiary).
Sure, I get to play sport – and on a relatively regular basis – but it’s not the same as being part of a team striving for a common goal. And the camaraderie that exists. Pre-game, game, post game.

There’s no wrong reason for anyone to play sport.
People can have different goals within a sport – be it basketball, football, volleyball or soccer. Any sport. TEAMThe lessons we learn in sport are lessons that are valuable and applicable for life in general.
Respect.
Application.
Striving.
Team.
The very concept of team – learning that something can be greater than the sum of it’s parts – that’s invaluable.
As a father, I now look forward to playing sport with my son – and hopefully he’ll gain from participating in sport, the way I gained.
It’s something we all share – now that’s a brotherhood.

Hoops Addict is currently working working with Adidas on their Brotherhood campaign, and a lucky reader can win a great prize swag.  Head over to Hoops Addict and check out the Brotherhood of Ballers piece, and put down your story to have a chance of winning. I have.

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