Team sports also help a child's physical well-being. Children who are actively involved in a sport are more likely to describe themselves as being in good physical health than students who do not participate in sports. There is limited research on the risk of injury for young children participating in team sports. Also, athletically active youth are more likely to be nutrition-conscious in their food choices than children who are not actively involved in a sport.
The benefits are quite obvious. They include overall health improvement, coordination and fitness. Exercise has long been recognized as a way to strengthen one's defenses against disease such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure