Making friends – joining a youth football team will give a child the chance to forge friendships with their team mates that can last a lifetime.
Building self confidence – a great way for children to gain confidence is through doing something they love with their friends.
Improving communication – to be successful on the pitch a team must work well together, which means communicating with each other when playing and passing the ball.
Building parent/child bonds – football is an opportunity to share something that you both love.
Improving social skills – when playing as part of a team, children can learn how to communicate with each other and with adults such as coaches and referees.
Increased energy – playing sport regularly will generally give a child more energy, which in turn can lead to greater stamina and physical ability, and improved mental agility.
Greater focus – playing regularly for a youth football team is a positive addition to a child’s routine, giving them something healthy and enjoyable to focus on.