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Eight Benefits of Team Sports for Kids

By League Network, 10/11/18, 12:00PM CDT

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The ability to work well with others is a skill that youth athletes will learn playing sports, and they will bring it with them throughout their entire lives. 

Team sports offer more than just physical benefits for kids who participate. It also helps them emotionally and mentally. And there are also social aspects of team sports that children will enjoy. Here are just a few of the many benefits that your child can enjoy when they participate in a team sport:

Develops Self-Esteem

A high-five, pat on the back, thumbs up, or even a nod of approval – these are simple gestures that can help build confidence in kids. You’ll often see these signals come from teammates and coaches when they want to recognize someone for a job well done.