With the Euros beginning in a just a few months and summer on the horizon, football fever is on the rise. Football is the nation’s most popular game and for great reason too – not only is it a fun physical activity but also a great way to socialise.
In this article, let’s discuss some of the social benefits of children playing football.Firstly, and maybe most obviously, football is a great way to meet new people and make friends. It’s normal for some kids to feel nervous when trying to make new friends.
While the Coronavirus Pandemic has made opportunities for this few and far between. Football is a great way of building friendships over time in a fun social setting.Football also being a team game allows kids to develop key social skills every adult eventually comes to need, such as teamwork and conflict management.
Since in team sports players have to communicate and work together to be able to win, football gives a great opportunity for children to build their communication skills and become socially independent.
On top of that, sport can be a great way to build self-confidence and self-esteem.Through developing a strong friendship with a tight-knit group of friends, children can gain a sense of fitting in.There’s also the feeling of winning and losing, which football can help kids prepare for in a much larger and scarier setting in the real world.
We hope this article was beneficial and informative and encourages parents to help their children take up football, or any team sport as a matter of fact, as not it’s not only a fun physical exercise but also a great social activity.