When it comes to playing any sport including soccer the physical benefits are easy for everyone to see, but more often than not the social benefits are often overlooked. In fact participation in any sport, but particularly from a early age gives your child the ability to develop and grow some important traits needed in later life. Let’s take a look at three of them….
Develops human interaction
When a child partakes in any team sport, but particularly soccer it becomes a fun way for them to develop their social interaction skills. Whether this is through listening and learning from their peers (their coaches) or through play and communication with other children, it becomes an important trait that can be used to great effect all through childhood and into later life.
Physical activity provides an outlet that serves to enhance a child’s emotional well-being. The reason for this is that any form of physical exercise releases endorphins which not only makes your child feel better but can also enhance their mood. Aside from this soccer offers the perfect platform for self-expression while also giving them a real sense of achievement. It also aids concentration and mental sharpness, all of which can help to build self-confidence
We all know that teamwork is an important social skill that continues to be used in one form or another right through adult life. However for many that skill is first learnt through organised sport. Being able to co-operate and work well with others is instrumental in any team sport but particularly so in soccer. Having patience and an understanding of others is all part of the ethos of teamwork and is an important skill which can stem from participating is sport.
So there you have it, 3 great social benefits that your kids will learn when they participate in organised sports such as soccer. The good thing is that because it’s fun and enjoyable they won’t even feel like it’s learning and instead will go on to develop and grow not just physically, but socially as well.
Here at Galaxy Soccer we specialise in making it easy for your kids to discover a whole new world of sporting enjoyment. With exciting and educational soccer programs taught by highly trained coaches who know how to get the best out of your child, we believe that we’re the number one soccer program in the Brisbane area. There are no registration fees and we run all year round. Contact us on 07 31 776 775 to find out more.