Struggling to get fit and hate working out alone? Looking to meet new friends, and push yourself to your limits? Then why not give getting involved in a team sport. There a
many benefits of joining a club in your local community – and we’re going to go through some of the best with you today. Let’s get started right away.
1) It will help you get fit:
Lots of people want to get fit – but many people struggle when it comes to getting down to business. It’s hard to go to the gym every other night, and working out alone can be dull in the extreme. With a team sport, however, you’ll be getting fit without even realising it. It’s fun, above all else, and when you play a game, you will find the time whizzes by – the precise opposite of a long a boring gym session.
2) It helps you meet new people:
New to an area or struggling to meet new people? A local sports club can help. They are great social magnets, and there are so many people involved you can’t fail to meet others. Many clubs have plenty of social events, too, and they are often involved in local charities and community nights.
3) It’s low cost:
There are costs involved with playing team sports, of course. Let’s say you join a rugby team. You’ll need to pay your subs, and buy some boots, a mouthguard, and other protective gear. But, there are not many other things that cost money to worry about. The team will usually buy your rugby shirts and kit, for example – often through a sponsorship if you play at a decent level. And, you will find that you share cars for trips to your matches and training sessions – if you don’t walk to them instead.:
4) You work towards a common goal:
When you achieve things as part of a team, it’s a fantastic feeling. The sense of camaraderie is something you can’t get in a gym or jogging at your local park. When you all pull together and play your part in a narrow win, it makes all the losses worthwhile.
5) It improves your game:
You will get better at a particular sport by playing it competitively. It doesn’t matter what level you are, playing to win and achieve will test your strength to a much greater level than practising. You will learn a lot while you’re on the pitch, too. And, your coach will notice little faults with your game, and be able to help you overcome them.
6) It gives you focus:
Finally, when you are trying to get fit, your focus can always cause a problem. But, when you play in a team, you have others around you that can help with that focus. You won’t want to let your teammates down, and you will be more likely to turn up and train when it’s raining or snowing.
So, there you have it – several reasons why you should play team sports. Let us know your thoughts and opinions, and join in on the conversation!