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If you have been umming and arring about whether to enrol your child in a team activity or sport, then check out these great benefits of your child getting involved in a team environment!

  1. Practice working as a team
    Working in a team is crucial in life, and children who actively engage in team environments will have a better understanding of team dynamics. They will better develop their conflict resolution skills, leadership abilities and a host of other valuable skills. There is no job where people work by themselves, and having been in a team environment will give your child an edge.
  2. Ego Check
    Working in a team is a good way for children to learn to leave their ego at the door, and work with other people of varying skill levels to achieve a task or goal. Children who are isolated and don’t work in a team can develop overinflated egos and believe themselves to be superior in skill to others. Working in a team forces them to properly evaluate their skillset and contribute meaningfully to the environment.
  3. Expand their social Horizons
    Playing a team sport or activity gives children the ability to expand the type and amount of friends that they may have. It enables them to be exposed to different social groups, making them a well-rounded and more tolerant human being in the long run.
  4. It’s just so much fun!
    Kids love to run around, it’s just the way they are. Playing team sport in particular gives them the opportunity to have some fun three days a week, and hang out with their friends!
Let us know below what activities/ sport your child/children play!
  • Nothing like being in a team, the sense of belonging and playing sport together, great comradeship builder.

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  • Tick 1 tick 2 tick 3 and tick 4. Happy to report all my kids partake in team sports and they love it. I enjoy being involved too, love the weekends

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  • We started team sports for our child in year 1 – even with 7am training before school, it was fantastic. Team bonding, working as a team and the friendships that have developed through it are wonderful. Truly believe team sports help children with learning in the classroom too.

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  • I definitely agree it’s important for kids to learn to be part of a team

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  • this is such a cute pick – adore!

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  • Being in a team helps build self confidence at the same time as relying on your team mates to do the right thing too. And strangely enough it helps in later life – employers like to see that there has been team involvement, commitment and the start of leadership qualities which are all developed by being in a team.

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  • My son is 4. Turning 5 in January. He currently has a love of football, basketball and soccer, His footy seasons over but his decided on basketball for next year since they can’t play until they’re 5. I’m thinking it will be a great birthday present :-) I’ve added his short you tube clip that I just made for him. His full of confidence :-)

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  • My kids love playing team sports, it has helped them to build so much confidence.

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  • Absolutely agree. My son had gained so much from being in his local junior footy club.

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  • Sometimes being on a team is not that much fun if you have other players/parents/coaches running their own agenda. My daughter’s netball coach was so competitive that all the fun was taken out of the game.


    • Such a shame for you – I truly hope she joins another team sport (or 2) as team sports are great when managed well..

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  • Great article. We can’t wait until our son is old enough for team sports it’s such great character building!

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  • builds them so much better too

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  • My daughter is just in ballet at the moment but would love for her to be in a team sport when she gets a bit older great skills to be learned from there

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  • your children

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  • unless your child is autistic, then it is not great – LOL

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