As parents and teachers have repeated time again, rules are in place for a reason. In addition to knowing how to get points on the board for the team, young players should also be aware of what's not allowed. For instance, basketball players can't push their opponents in order to snag the ball. After all, if every game was an intense contact sport, there would probably be too many injured players on the sidelines. It's the coach's responsibility to teach players about such rules and regulations, and it's the athlete's duty to listen up accordingly.
Kids shouldn't just think about playing fast and hard; to succeed, they have to be smart and use their heads. That way, children will raise the odds of being healthy and strong for the next game.