Team sports have fantastic benefits, no matter your age or ability. Many of us give up on sports as we get older and believe we won’t have the skillset to get involved again. This is not true and there are many options for people wanting to get back into a sport or try something new.
There are numerous health and social benefits to participating in team sports at any age. Even an hour a week can provide benefits which include:
- Can improve your time management skills
- Boost confidence
- Increase discipline
- Alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and depression
- Puts winning into perspective
- Sense of connection and belonging
- Allows you to tackle fear of judgement
How to get started:
First you need to decide what sport you want to play, then begin researching clubs in your area. There is always someone available to assist you to find the right team. It can be less intimidating to have a friend join with you, but it’s also a great opportunity to make some new friends. UrbanRec is an organisation that runs social sports leagues in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle and Wollongong. If you live in these areas, you have the option to enter a team or register as an individual in one of their leagues.
Step out of your comfort zone and give a team sport a go.