If you are looking for a sports class other than cricket, football or tennis for your children, basketball is a great option. Basketball players such as Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Akilan Pari, Anitha Paduldurai and Satnam Singh have played a vital role in making this sport popular among people.

Here are some ways how your children can benefit from playing basketball:

Good Physical Exercise

Children need at least 30-45 minutes of physical exercise every day to stay fit and healthy. Since basketball involves a lot of warming up, stretching, jumping and running while playing the game, it can burn calories faster.

Strengthens Bones

Basketball requires the use of muscles and joints and involves weight-bearing activities. This kind of intense workout goes a long way in building bone strength in your children. Their bones will become stronger and they will be less vulnerable to bone-related health issues as they grow up.

Develops Team Spirit

Basketball is a team game which requires physical and mental coordination with other players. It also requires them to respect each other’s opinions and differences so that they don’t lose the game. So, if your child is an introvert or finds it uncomfortable to work in groups, basketball can help them develop team spirit.

Teaches Sportsmanship

Some you win and some you lose. While winning is an amazing feeling and boosts confidence, it is also important to be a good loser. Basketball teaches your children to take the loss in their stride and appreciates the win of opponents.

Improves Height

You must have heard people talking about basketball as one of the best ways to improve a child’s height. While the height of a person is dependent on genes and other factors, basketball can help to some extent too for young children.

Inculcates Self-Discipline

Basketball requires your children to adhere to certain rules, be it regarding the game, diet or exercise. If they don’t follow these rules, it might affect their performance and the team’s too. Hence, if your child has self-discipline issues, it would be a good idea to enrol them in basketball classes.

Relieves Stress

These days, most children feel anxious due to academic pressure, exposure to social media or peer pressure. They accumulate a lot of stress in their mind and body which can lower their immune system and adversely impact their health. Basketball can help them release stress hormones and give them a feel-good factor.

Most schools have a basketball court that students can play during the games period or lunch break. Alternatively, you can enrol your children in professional basketball sports coaching in Pune.

About Smita Omar

Smita is an ex banker who voluntary said adiós to a high flying career to explore the rocky yet beautiful terrain of motherhood. When she is not busy juggling between her naughty daughter and foodie husband, you can find her donning the hat of a freelance content developer-editor to keep her sanity intact. She has been a Work-From-Home-Mother for 8 years and turns to meditation when the going gets tough.


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