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Let Football Enrich Your Child’s Life

Encouraging kids to play football early in their life will earn them health benefits which can be a positive approach to making football as a form of exercise than focusing on possible injuries that may be incurred during the game.

Football’s health benefits to children

Football obviously offers health benefits to the players and, with respect to kids playing regularly on it, provide them these health benefits: it is a fun exercise with lots of physically mobility; kids gain more physical and mental energy, such as they begin to focus more and they gain speed, agility, strength, hand-eye coordination; and they develop cardiovascular endurance.

Developing friendship and solidarity from football

With many football players during a game working toward a common goal, the bond that is developed among the kids is priceless, because the camaraderie that is built with each other while playing football regularly make them friends for life. Kids will also improve their social skills with their peers, coaches, and referees, hand-in-hand in building camaraderie and friendship among players.

Learning discipline in football

Football is a team game and, therefore, players have to learn discipline within them for the team to win, such that constant practice of discipline results into a life habit, that’s why kids who play football will learn the importance of being disciplined in everything they do. These are, among others, what discipline in football can do for kids: it helps the kids to focus on their studies for an important exam or complete their homework, instead of being distracted to video games or use of the Internet and it helps them strive harder to do their best.

Importance of teamwork in football

Football is obviously a team game where two teams compete with each other and that each team consists of 11 players and each individual player is accountable to perform his specific task for the team to win in the game. The teamwork that kids develop during football, helps them to be accustomed to working with others and this form of skill becomes useful for them later on in life when they obtain a profession.

Valuing mental toughness in football

Mental toughness is an important training and discipline that can be developed in football in each player as it leads to a successful performance and to achieve mental toughness, constant practice on it in the game coupled with game strategies will help a player acquire and possess the characteristics of mental toughness which are: the desire to succeed; commitment to train hard; being prepared mentally, physically; overcome defeat or personal drawback; consistency of play; positive motivation; self-confidence; responsiveness; determination; leadership; resilience; mental, physical, and psychological control.