of Youth Football
Football (or soccer) is one of the more popular
sports in the world, with millions of young children,
teens and adults engaging in it regularly.
ith a general concern for
childhood obesity, it is one
of the sports that authorities
and parents can encourage children to
play for fitness and to stay active. As well
as having a positive impact on a child's
health, here are some other ways playing
football can be beneficial:
• SOCIAL BENEFITS – Children who
start playing at a young age gain an
opportunity to build friendships with
their peers that can last years and
beyond the pitch.
• BETTER COMMUNICATION –
Attaining success on the field requires
teammates to communicate and work
together as a team. These skills are
just as vital at home and in school.
• IMPROVED SELF-CONFIDENCE –
Children develop confidence when
they perform an activity they love.
Participation in football can help them
to develop a sense of belonging
that is the foundation for growth in
• BETTER ENERGY AND FOCUS –
With increased exposure to the
game, children adapt and build up
their energy levels, ability, agility
and stamina at a physical level. At
a mental level, playing improves
recognition, awareness and memory
skills, while helping them to focus on
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