Pros and cons of after school activities

pros & cons of after school activities For a parent, the idea of helping your child to learn outside of school can feel invaluable. However, are after-school activities really the best way to do that? What are the Pros and cones of after school activities.

There are many Pros for after school activieis

1- The kids are playing with thier friends that they choose as well the teachers that might be runnning these activities so they are more active throught out the day.

2-pick up your child from the same location which is easier for most parnets.

3- The commitment is only during the school days

Sometimes, the cons will outweigh the benefits. To help you see that, here are five reasons why registering your child for after-school activities might not be the beneficial solution you had hoped for.

Mental Fatigue

After a long day at school, children are often exhausted and we mean mental tiredness. Especially after thinking all day and challenging their brains, they need to rest and get ready to study after school. If you register your child with after-school activities, then they will not benefit from all the aspects of the sport.

For example, a quality football lesson by the English Football Association is built on four pinnacles: TECHNICAL, TACTICAL, PHYSICAL and PSYCHOLOGICAL. When spending time in after-school activities, the child is too tired to think as clearly as they could. Therefore, the only benefit is just the physical gains, while you are missing on the other three aspects. Exercise is important, but not at the cost of other improvements.

Timing is important and schedules that allow a child to rest before going to training session is much more valuable to a child’s mental and physical health. This is recognised at Star Football Academy that makes time for children to have a rest before attending our sessions.

Coaching quality is vital

After a long day at school, children are often exhausted and we mean mental tiredness. Especially after thinking all day and challenging their brains, they need to rest and get ready to study after school. If you register your child with after-school activities, then they will not benefit from all the aspects of the sport.

For example, a quality football lesson by the English Football Association is built on four pinnacles: TECHNICAL, TACTICAL, PHYSICAL and PSYCHOLOGICAL. When spending time in after-school activities, the child is too tired to think as clearly as they could. Therefore, the only benefit is just the physical gains, while you are missing on the other three aspects. Exercise is important, but not at the cost of other improvements.

Timing is important and schedules that allow a child to rest before going to training session is much more valuable to a child’s mental and physical health. This is recognised at Star Football Academy that makes time for children to have a rest before attending our sessions.

Lack of Depth in Education

The quality of the coaching program, though, has to be right. It also has to be funded in the right way. For example, many coaching programs are run by companies, as the schools share 20% to 30% profit with the companies. The schools help these companies to promote their business and claim it is the best. While that might help the child, the lack of in-depth coaching could limit your child from reaching their maximum potential. This is because:

• Coaches are often lacking in specialist qualifications. Also, they are part-time, they don’t know how to deal with behaviour programs and particular special needs kids.

• This will impact on the quality of the lesson, too, as the students are mentally tired: they can’t listen as well as they could in an academy. They want to play a game which is very good and can be done for free at the park or at the break time for free. It’s better to be coached by someone with qualifications, as they can spot when the children need a change in style.

• As a parent, you will not know what they are teaching your child in other coaching programs. At the Star Football Academy, you have online access for every lesson. This covers more than just our focus for the week, though; you will get a report about your child’s performance.

• The quality of the coaches can often be limited, as parents are busy and they might just come to the last 5 minutes. This means that they can’t see what is happening during the lesson, and the coaches will just make sure the kids are happy and just playing without actual skills being learned.

• That might sound fine, but if you are paying 75 DHS per lesson, register your child for less money and let them play for 1.5 hours with quality of coaching program. In proper kind of programs, you could watch your child and make sure your child is playing with children in their ability range, not just in their age group.

• In school football, it’s easy for a child to become beyond their skill level due to the talent around them. With the Star Football Academy, we group the kids according to their levels so the beginners will get better and the more advanced students will continue to be challenged.

After-school lessons are a stressful commitment for parents

Parents need to reduce the stress levels they go through on a regular basis. Stress can affect our health, and we need to be aware when you register your child in an ECA that you have made a commitment to regular changes to your schedule. If you live a busy life, fitting after-school education into your plan can be challenging to say the least. This includes:

• The stress to always be on time to get your child to their program and to make sure that you can turn up on time to see them play.

• The physical side effects which can come from being late, as this can impact both on your own feelings and the feelings that your child feels about their progress.

• Ensuring that your child can be cared for if you are going to be late to pick them up: traffic in the United Arab Emirates can be hectic, meaning you can become a risk to others through the fear of being late and leaving your child without protection.

As you can imagine, each of these issues are quite significant. It’s not just your child that you need to think about, but your own health and well-being, also.

Development Times

The ECA programs are only available for short periods of time, and this will not help the development of your child. Even as a professional player, when they stop training because of injuries it takes time to get back to the highest performance. This is a massive time commitment that many after-school activities simply cannot to.

At the Star Football Academy, we offer lessons 12 months per year when the weather is hot we run Indoor Football classes. and when its cooler we do out football. Star Football Academy cares about your child’s performance, and we build our program according to your individual needs. The need for consistency and for constant developmental progress is essential. A lack of competition, too, will become a problem: We look to help your child develop as a player.

Freedom to just play and express their qualities is one thing: we let your child do that, whilst helping them to become a more robust, rounded footballer as they approach their dream of becoming a professional.

With weekly competitive games and with regular coaching to help iron out the weaknesses in their game, the Star Football Academy is a much more worthwhile investment. If your aim is to help your child enjoy their physical and mental development as a footballer, this is the ideal place to start. After-school activities can only do so much: you need to commit further if you wish to see genuine, lasting progress for your child.

Have a look at our Star Football Academy in Sharjah and Dubai that includes out Football Classes in Qusais, Mirdif, Al Barsha and more.