There is no doubt when you play basketball that you are getting some benefit from it. It is, after all, a form of great exercise. Children, especially benefit from this game. It is becoming more and more popular too with children who love the fact the game is good for any age and any skill level. Basketball packs a lot of benefits that are invaluable to children

The physical and health benefits from basketball are the one benefit that is most recognizable. What you may not realize is exactly how many ways basketball benefits your body and your health. Basketball is a great cardiovascular workout. You are running and jumping and that really works the heart and lungs. You are getting your blood pumping and your breathing is accelerated. It is an amazing workout for your body. It also strengthens muscles, increasing flexibility and burns fat. Additionally, you are increasing your speed and agility. You are learning to move in new ways and that is a great benefit to your body.

Basketball is all about working together as a team to achieve a common goal. Everyone on the team has to learn to work together to get the win. This is a wonderful skill for children to learn. It teaches them that they cannot always be the superstar and that letting others help you reach a goal is okay. Learning to work with others is a lifelong skill that your child will use forever.

Basketball requires good coordination – feet, legs, arms and eyes to all work together to win the game. Coordination is a skill that growing children often struggle with. By playing basketball they are able to practice their coordination skills and learn to improve on them. It is a great confidence booster. No matter how good a kid is at the game, making a basket or just being on a winning team can really improve their confidence. This is an important aspect of childhood. A child who can build confidence will find life to be easier and be able to overcome obstacles better, as studies have shown. Basketball is a social sport. It brings people together and creates bonds and friendships. It is great for a shy child to really bring them out and help them to meet new people and learn to socialize. Social skills are something your child will carry with them in the future and in all areas of their life.