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Feb, 2023

Benefits of practicing soccer in adolescence

Playing soccer has multiple health benefits, both for the body and the mind and, of course, for social relationships. This sport can bring great advantages to anyone, regardless of their age, but in the case of adolescents, the impact that playing soccer has on them can be very important for their development and growth.

Adolescence is full of emotional changes, so it is important to carry out activities that require effort, commitment, socialization and motivation. It is a stage where the person is developing their personality and being part of a team and sharing physical activity with people their age can be a good way to learn values and, above all, to put them into practice.

And at this stage of life, future adults also need activities that benefit their physical development, gaining resistance, strength and agility. Having to attend training sessions and matches every week establishes a healthy and dynamic routine that is very important to complement with a varied diet that provides the necessary energy to be able to perform on and off the pitch.

How does soccer benefit health?

Soccer -like other team sports that require effort- is the best option to channel emotions and energy in a period like adolescence in which so many changes take place.

With this sport, adolescents learn to commit to their team, work together and see the results of this in the achievements they achieve together, whether it is winning a game or seeing how they are becoming better players. On the other hand, playing soccer under a regulation teaches them the importance of having rules and knowing how to abide by them.

Through team play, young footballers have the opportunity to network with their peers both on and off the pitch, forging friendships with different people and expanding their social circle. The sense of belonging to a group helps to increase social skills and generates a positive impact on the emotional stability of the player.

And of course, we must not overlook the fact that soccer promotes self-improvement in adolescents, a way of dealing with problems and reaching their goals that is applicable to all areas of their lives. Therefore, thanks to soccer, they will be able to develop a positive mentality that will help them accept failures and continue learning to achieve new goals.

Regarding the physical benefits, like any sport, soccer is a very complete physical activity and highly recommended to get in shape. Thanks to this sport they can have fun and disconnect from the stress of studies, while improving their health and avoiding obesity. Soccer develops large muscle groups, which is why it helps to improve motor coordination and increases cardiovascular capacity, thus facilitating greater involvement with the sport when moving into adulthood.

The psychological and physical benefits generated by playing soccer in adolescence are numerous:

psychological benefits

Fellowship, responsibility and the desire to excel help emotional development.

Improves logical capacity, helps to think quickly and make decisions in a more agile way.

It helps to relate to people of the same age, sharing together the effort, the victories and the defeats.

It encourages discipline, routine and healthy competitiveness.

Relieves stress, improving sleep and combating possible anxiety or depression crises.

It prevents spending excessive time on passive activities such as watching television, playing video games and practicing digital disconnection for a few hours almost every day.

Improves the level of concentration.

Improves adaptability to changes.

physical benefits

It improves the state of health in general, the physical condition and helps to maintain it.

Reduces the risk of obesity and prevents heart disease.

Helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

Strengthens muscles and increases physical resistance.

Stimulates motor coordination, improving balance, strength and good body posture.

Helps oxygenate the blood and increases cardiovascular capacity.


Andres Lopez Admin, Soccer Academy
Kingsland, Georgia 31548
Phone : 360-990-7140
Email : [email protected]
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