As their children grow up, every parents has a diverse idea and knowledge as to what should be the chief and prime focal point of their upbringing and how they should use their free time, especially when it comes to extra-curricular activities. Some parents lay a vast accent on academics and want their children doing extra reading or working with a tutor. Other parents are profoundly into sports and want their children to focus on sports. Some parents merely want their children to be children and don't drive them in any particular direction at all. In most cases, schools give children at least some opportunity to participate in a team sport. Along with the team sports that are trained during physical education classes, there are usually a few varsity sports teams that will represent the school while contending against other schools in the area. In addition to this, most communities have a few organized sports leagues that children can be active in. In my opinion, participation in team sports is vital to healthy social, physical and emotional development. Participating in a sports team exposes children to a range of challenges in a team environment where they are forced to work with others, rely on others at times and also to encourage or root for others on their team. All of this leads to the development of a cooperative mindset. Now although all of this sounds ideal, I am aware that it does not always work out this way. Sometimes a child might be a 'ball hog' and refuse to pass the ball, or want to score all of the goals themselves. But with time, even this child learns at some point that they must work with others if they want to see true success.