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Mar, 2019

6 Ways Football is Beneficial for Kids

1. Promotes Good Health

According to the Center for Disease Control, regular physical activity can help children and adolescents improve cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, control weight, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduce the risk of developing health conditions such as heart disease, cancer and

Type 2 diabetes. Football is a physically demanding sport that helps to improve cardiovascular endurance, builds muscle tone, agility, hand-eye coordination and speed.

2. Builds Camaraderie

With dozens of teammates all working for the same common goal, kids develop a bond that goes way beyond the field – it is a lifelong benefit for children to learn the social skills involved with having a part in a team, developing relationships and working together.

3. Introduces Discipline

Keen attention to detail on the field, where inches, margin of error, mental focus and precision are the ingredients to the game – children learn the importance of discipline through the technicalities of the sport.

4. Instills a Work Ethic

Practice and Prep make for Perfect Plays. Even on 80 degree summer nights in August. Lacing up the cleats and putting on the pads even when kids don’t want to shows them the importance of a work ethic from an early age. Hard work pays off, and often times, produces champions…just ask our PeeWees! A football work ethic has shown to transcend from the field into everyday life.

5. Promotes Teamwork

There’s a great deal of accountability required from each player to do a specific job in football. This teamwork helps kids become accustomed to working with others, a skill that is required in almost all professions.

6. Teaches Strength

Physical and Mental Strength are taught and encouraged in Football -- how to recover, rebound and even overcome adversity with grace and strength. 

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/physicalactivity/facts.htm

http://www.activekids.com

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Ho-Ho-Kus Saddle River Indians

333 Warren Ave, C/O Recreation Dept Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus
Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey 07423

Email: [email protected]

Ho-Ho-Kus Saddle River Indians

333 Warren Ave, C/O Recreation Dept Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus
Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey 07423

Email: [email protected]
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