The benefits of organized sports for student athletes are many and they’ve been studied extensively. Not only do team sports have numerous health benefits (such as reducing the rate of childhood obesity), they also help develop a myriad of social skills. They help student athletes learn how to work in a team and support others, as well as developing their own self-confidence. Your student athlete will learn sportsmanship, teamwork, and develop motor skills (especially if they start playing when they’re very young). They will also learn valuable skills early on that assist in injury prevention, such as stretches, warm-ups, and cool-downs.