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Why You Should Try Team Sports This Summer.

June 8, 2016 by  
Filed under Health, Sports, Weekly Columns

( Exercise is an important part of life. When we’re younger, we tend to choose team sports over other forms of exercise. As we grow up, however, and reach adulthood, we tend to prefer to exercise via running, cycling, swimming, or gym sessions. For some reason, we’re no longer as keen on team sports.

Team sports are not only a great way to exercise and stay in shape, but they also come with a range of other benefits. Still not convinced to sign up for a team sport? Have a read of these reasons why you should.

Builds confidence

When playing sport, you’ll have the chance to show off your skil2016-blacksoccerplayersls and be rewarded for what you achieve. This helps to boost your confidence, making you a happier and more rounded individual. You know that feeling when you cross the finish line of a fun run or marathon, the one where everyone is cheering for you? Well, when you play sports, you’ll constantly be being cheered. If that’s not a confidence booster, nothing is.

Meet new people

You may meet the odd person at the gym but if you join a sports team you’ll meet lots of new people. Your teammates will become like your second family; you’ll grow close incredibly quickly. You might already have lots of fantastic friends, but there’s nothing wrong with making more, is there? Plus, the friends you meet on the field will be from a range of social backgrounds. They won’t have all gone to your college or work where you work. You’ll build more diverse friendships.

Get involved in running the team

As well as being on the team, you’ll most probably get the chance to help run it as well. Most sports teams require the team members to help organise practices and events. This will help to teach you the importance of organisation and teamwork. You may be left to plan an entire sports tournament or you may just need to organise a part of it. Such as getting in touch with a sports trophy retailer to organise the trophies and medals for the winning teams. You’ll most probably be given a range of jobs for each event. Allowing you to do things that normally you never would, giving you the chance to learn new skills.

Boost your fitness

When you’re part of a team, you push yourself to be the best you can be. You don’t want to let your team down, so you make every effort when it comes to training and staying in shape. This means that it’s much easier to boost your fitness and physical health than it would be at the gym or via running, for example. If you want to get in better shape, joining a sports team is definitely a good idea.

No matter what you’re into, there should be a sport that’s perfect for you. There are so many benefits that come with being part of a team; it would be a shame not to give playing team sports a try.

Staff Writer; Mark Jones

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