#3 Improves endurance
Participating in sports improves cardiovascular endurance. Increased cardiovascular health decreases the risk for heart disease which is the number one killer disease claiming almost 800,000 lives in 2011, according to the CDC. Having an increased endurance allows athletes to reach your full potential in sports but most importantly, will keep your heart healthy.
#4 Builds character
Playing sports at any age enables you to participate in social interactions and build skills such as teamwork, fairness, caring, leadership, respect and responsibility as they learn to work with others to achieve a common goal. This type of setting allows you to develop and practice different mental and moral qualities that you can acquire from surroundings on the field, at the school,, work and at home.