The benefits of playing football are so many we couldn't list them all in one go but here is our top five list!
1. Teaches Coordination
Coordination is important in soccer because it involves walking, running, and sprinting. Performing complex movements such as dribbling, turning and passing at different speeds and directions. The better your coordination, the greater your advantage in the game.
2. Encourage Teamwork and Sharing
We can all benefit from sharing our common goals with others who help us reach them. The lessons players learn on the pitch carry over for the rest of their lives, and teammate camaraderie is unparalleled. The ability to work with others to achieve common goals is very important in everyday life. In other words, join the team!
3. Improved Cognitive Brain Function
Football is a fast-paced game that requires quick decisions on the pitch, which helps improve skills related to concentration, endurance and self-discipline. Even if the pace seems to be slowing, players should always look for an advantage in the field and position themselves to receive passes and defend areas where opponents can attack.
4. Increases self-confidence and self-esteem
Improving strength and stamina can help boost a player's confidence on and off the field. Confidence and self-esteem affect not only athletic performance, but also performance in school and relationships. As with all sports, the feel-good endorphins your body releases after a game have powerful effects on stress and anxiety.
5. Builds muscle strength.
Kicks, jumps, tackles, and turns require lower body strength. It also lays the foundation for explosive speed. Upper body strength is necessary for actions such as defending the ball, repelling the opponent all contribute to overall power and explosiveness. Playing soccer regularly will use your whole body to build strength.
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