Which Sports Benefit Kids the Most

If your kid is voicing interest in playing sports with their friends, you might find yourself wondering which sports are the most beneficial for your child to play. While all sports are great, there are some that are able to rise above the rest when it comes to offering a healthy and active lifestyle while also teaching valuable life lessons along the way. 

Click here, and let’s break down some of the best sports for kids to play.


It is the world’s most popular sport for a reason. One of the best parts of soccer is that it becomes more and more advanced and technical as people grow into it. While it can be very simple for young kids as they all chase around the ball, it can also be incredibly technical and advanced at the high school, college, and of course pro level. It is a highly kinetic game and anyone who plays soccer will surely be in fantastic shape. 


Swimming is a great sport and is nice for kids who are a bit competitive because it lends itself to both team and personal accolades. Swimming is also considered one of the toughest forms of cardio exercise that a person can do. Beyond that, it is also a sport that people can do and enjoy late into their life as swimming in water is famously very forgiving on aging bones and joints.


The ultimate team sport, where the way a team gets along with one another is sometimes even more important than the talent. If your kid is looking to make lifelong friends, learn the importance of winning and thinking as a team, and wants the glory of striking out a team’s best player or hitting a game-winning home run, then this sport is absolutely for them. 


Obviously teaching a child to learn how to bike serves as a milestone for many parents and kids alike, and for good reason! Not only is biking a great way for kids to stay healthy and explore, but it also can give children their first real taste of independence as they learn that using their own bodies can take them from point A to point B using nothing but the muscles in their legs! Just please remember to set a good example by wearing a helmet yourself and of course putting a helmet on your child’s head from the very first teaching session with them.

Martial arts

Finally, a great sport to get your children involved in is one of the many forms of martial arts. These sports not only teach incredible control and poise but also instill people with a great sense of resolve that often leads to children behaving and thinking more maturely than one would expect. Some of the most popular include Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Judo.

As you can see, there are so many sports that you and your child have to choose from. Perhaps the hardest decision will be just picking one or two to really commit to! 

About Marcelo Villa

Marcelo is an associate editor at The Sports Daily, and has covered the San Diego Chargers for Bleacher Report. He also writes for Sportsdirect Inc.