What is a Team Sport?

Team sport is a term for any sport that requires a significant level of cooperation and coordination between teammates. This is generally a result of the fact that it is impossible or impractical to execute the sport as a single-player endeavor. This is in contrast to sports with individual ratings and formations that may be partially reliant on team dynamics (such as relay races).

Team sports are great for developing communication skills, especially interpersonal relationships between children. They also provide kids with the opportunity to practice problem-solving and critical thinking – a skill that is often overlooked in school, but is invaluable in the workplace.

The biggest benefit of team sports is that they get kids out of the house and away from their video games and into a supervised environment with other children who have similar interests. This can help them establish social networks that they will be able to rely on when they move out into the world of work and adulthood.

Team sports are also good for building self-confidence and a sense of belonging. They can teach children to embrace setbacks and obstacles without seeing them as a reflection of themselves and they can learn to support their teammates through highs and lows, both on and off the field.