Journey School of Costa Rica


At Journey School of Costa Rica

Basketball is a way of life at Journey School of Costa Rica. Offering basketball in Physical Education class and as an after school sport, basketball is among the most popular activities on campus.

How does basketball contribute to the health and well-being of the Journey School of Tamarindo students?

Physical Fitness

Basketball improves cardiovascular health, stamina, strength, agility, and coordination, promoting overall physical well-being among students.

Teamwork and Collaboration

A team-oriented sport that cultivates cooperation, communication, and trust. Students learn to work together, develop strategies, and rely on each other’s strengths, fostering essential teamwork skills applicable in various aspects of life.

Social Interaction and Community

Brings students together, fostering social interaction and a sense of community. It provides opportunities for forming friendships, building camaraderie, and developing social skills through team play.

Personal Development

Playing basketball helps students develop self-discipline, resilience, and perseverance. They learn to set goals, handle success and failure, and push their limits, contributing to personal growth and character development.

Physical and Mental Well-being

Engaging in basketball contributes to improved physical health, including cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength. Additionally, it promotes mental well-being by serving as a stress-relieving activity and boosting mood through physical activity.

Skill Development

Basketball enhances various skills, including hand-eye coordination, motor skills, agility, and spatial awareness. Students refine their shooting, dribbling, passing, and defensive skills, which can transfer to other sports and activities.

Inclusivity and Diversity

Basketball welcomes students from diverse backgrounds, promoting inclusivity and fostering an appreciation for diversity. The sport bridges cultural differences and encourages mutual respect and understanding among participants.

Leadership and Responsibility

Offers opportunities for students to take on leadership roles as captains or team members. They learn to make decisions under pressure, communicate effectively, and take responsibility for their actions, developing essential leadership qualities.

By integrating basketball into school programs, students can experience the numerous benefits of the sport, including improved physical fitness, teamwork skills, personal development, social interaction, and a positive impact on overall well-being.