Team sports beneficial

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Youth sports are an important time in a child’s life.

Playing team sports can do so much for a child and the positives of it are really endless.

Right now, two sports are signing up in Atmore and they are set to begin soon and registration periods will come and go before you know it.

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Atmore Babe Ruth is about to begin sign ups at Murray Johnson’s Insurance office on East Louisville Ave.

The Atmore Area YMCA  is also having registration  for T-Ball set to start practices in the next coming weeks.

Team sports are extremely special and lead to nothing but good things for a child

First, they put a child in an environment where they can become more disciplined while having fun. Yes, coaches might be a little hard on players sometimes, but its all to get their attention and help them learn the sport they choose to play.

Once they get disciplined and learn what the coach expects then it becomes more fun.

Another big plus about team sports is the friendship and bonds that are made on their team as well as with opponents.

Its always great for a child to have a lot of friends because they get a support group to surround them and can look out for one another.

They are also able to learn the positives of teamwork and how working with their teammates can lead to success.

Third, playing team sports gets children outside and active, which can help them stay healthier.

Running is good for the body and can help make muscles and bones stronger as they develop and get older.

Lastly, playing team sports helps a child figure out what their likes and dislikes are.

If they like to play football then they can continue to play and learn the game. This could help them in the long run if they decide to extend their playing career into high school and even college.

So take the time to think about the benefits of team sports and sign up your child today.

Chandler Myers is sports editor of the Atmore Advance. He can be reached at 368-2123 or by e-mail at