“Teamwork makes the dream work.” – John C. Maxwell

Basketball is a sport that has transcended countries and cultures alike. Basketball is a sport that has become more than athletic ability and performance on the court. Basketball is a sport that has culture embedded in it; a culture related to teamwork and family. “Teamwork makes the dream work,” is a saying that all of us have heard at least once in our lives and is a saying that has proven to be true in several aspects of life.

Basketball plays a role in the lives of its players that is larger than simply winning.  games. Basketball teaches young individuals how to work with others in order to achieve a common goal. This form of organized sport challenges our young athletes to learn how to rely on one another, how to build positive relationships with others, and ultimately how to put your trust in others to work with you to achieve that common goal. This is what sport programs like the CP3 Basketball Academy implement Character Development into their curriculum: in order to transform young athletes. It is more than just developing their skills on the court, but also developing their mindsets and work ethic. This development transcends the court and trains the athletes to work on developing themselves in the classroom, at home, and even in society as a whole. Sport is important to the success of our future and needs to be utilized properly in order to make the most of sport. Sports are about more than winning or playing at the professional level. Sport helps to develop good character.