Sport and physical education have a very important role in our lives and it is especially important in children's education.
Our first experience is acquired through movement as we crawl around, then stand up and start to walk. As life goes on, we learn and experience many things that enrich our lives, but our first step to all of these is through the development of movements.
Through structured teaching of physical education, children learn that physical exercise has many functions; the main one is to preserve health and develop a healthy body. Children need to be exposed to a variety of movements, sports, physical education games as this will help to develop their motor, cognitive and affective learning skills. Children getting unidirectional stimulus will stay behind in development.
We can develop various personality traits with sports but only if the stimulus reaching children are regular and properly planned pedagogically. Through sport activities we can effectively develop motivation, self discipline and perseverance just to name a few.
Sport activities play an important role in children's interpersonal development. Team sports are especially good tools to develop these skills. Children can learn how to work effectively in a team environment, how to tolerate, understand others and help the less skilled ones.
As handball is built on the basic human movements - jumping, throwing, running, the learning curve of the sport is fast. It provides many opportunities for children to acquire various skills and perfect them to a higher level. It provides opportunity for mental development as the tactical elements require thinking and creativity.
Through handball, many different motor skills, movements can be taught with the addition of creative thinking, and understanding of complex tactical elements. No other team sport can provide this much flexibility. Perhaps this is one reason why in many countries - where handball is also popular - physical education teachers implement this sport into their curriculum.