Had enough of your sport, or club?
Do you feel it is time to move on?
People switch clubs or sporting codes for a variety of reasons. Ranging from not fitting in to just simply not enjoying it anymore.
Your well-being is most important when it comes to enjoying your social sport, and sometimes all it takes is a change in scenery for that to be fulfilled.
If you feel like this is a situation you are in, give yourself some free time, sit outside in the fresh air, and simply just soak in your thoughts.
Ask yourself why you aren't enjoying yourself, and what can be done to change that. If you decide on having to move into a new club or sport, then be bold and take that courageous step.
Am I being dramatic? We all have these thoughts, and we often doubt ourselves and think we’re overreacting to a situation completely like this.
But the bottom line is something is causing you not to enjoy yourself, and nothing will be fixed if you don’t do something about it.
If you feel it can be fixed, have a word with your coach and/or teammates and see if the problem can be fixed. If everybody is willing to work together to ensure everybody’s happiness, then that is a team environment you want to be a part of.
If nothing can be fixed, or people aren't willing to put in the effort to fix it, then it is best to move on to greener pastures.
How do I go about switching? It’s a very simple process, if you have a new club/sport in mind, simply attend a training session. If you decide that is where you want to play your foreseeable future, then the club will take the correct procedure in getting you registered and ready to go.
Another word of advice: If you decide to switch, really put yourself out there! Don’t be afraid to socialise with new people. The majority of people are very welcoming to new players or members.
This will all go a long way to sustaining your happiness in social sports, which is what we all deserve.