#7 Develop teamwork skills
Teamwork is a skill you are going use for years to come, so it is important to learn the basics early. sports provide you the important lessons in team dynamics. Everyone must work together to achieve their goals, and sports allows you to sort through each others strengths and weaknesses to decide what strategy works best for the team.
#8 Teaches discipline
Playing sports require athletes to be disciplined in tactical, mental and physical aspects. In order to succeed in sports you must have self-restraint, and behave in a controlled and precise manner. Good discipline translates to life situations in order to achieve goals and reach your fullest potential.