Introducing children to team sports, can help to hone their social and personal skills in an enjoyable, yet challenging environment.
The camaraderie that you get from being part of a team can have a really positive impact on children; they learn how to work with others and communicate towards team goals, it can raise their self-confidence and self-esteem.
All the skills that children learn from playing sport; they will retain for the rest of their life, and they will also make friends for life too.
These life skills will be crucial in securing employment, in an ever competitive job market, a person who has the ability to build rapport with other people, can communicate with effectiveness and build relationships; stands a far better chance of securing employment.
There have also been studies that show that emotional intelligence is far more important than IQ in being able to build relationships (I feel another topic on the cards) which would obviously help with interviews and in a workplace environment.
So in summary, sport is a great vehicle to promote young peoples social skills!