The Advantages of a Team Sport

A team sport is a type of athletic activity where the fundamental nature of the game or sports necessitates the participation of multiple individuals working together as a team, where it would be inherently impossible or highly impractical to execute the sport as a single-player endeavor. Examples of such sports are football, baseball, basketball, hockey and a number of track and field events such as rowing eights, four-man bobsled and sprint relay races.

The biggest advantage of team sports is that they teach you to play your part and to rely on the support of other people to achieve your goals. The close-knit teams in these sports are always ready to motivate and encourage their teammates and even the most introverted person can become a leader on the field or court.

Getting involved in a group sport also teaches you to keep active and not get fat. It’s a great way to stay healthy throughout your whole life and avoid the risks of obesity, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

In recent times there has been increased interest in using sport as a medium for developing ‘life skills’ in kids. Specifically, that means learning about leadership, teamwork, social interaction, communication, fair play, responsibility and unwavering determination and perseverance.

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