A Systematic Review of Interventions Targeting Team Sport Participation Among Girls
Team sport is a type of athletic activity that necessitates the participation of multiple individuals working as a team. This fundamental feature distinguishes it from individual sports and other activities that can be regarded as lone-wolf activities.
Playing team sports is a great way to stay physically active and get in shape, but it also provides many other advantages. For one, it teaches kids to work together to achieve a common goal. It also helps them learn how to deal with disappointment because not every game is going to go your way, and sometimes you will have to sacrifice your opportunity to help your teammates win.
Another advantage of playing team sports is that it teaches children how to compromise and cooperate with others, which is a crucial life skill. In addition, it teaches them how to solve problems and make decisions on the fly, which can come in handy when they’re at school or on the job.
The benefits of team sports are numerous, including increased fitness, improved mental health and self-esteem, higher life satisfaction, fewer risk-taking behaviours like substance abuse, and better grades at school. Internationally, there has been an increasing interest in using sports to enhance positive development in young people. This systematic review of interventions targeting team sport participation among UK girls is intended to inform this growing body of evidence. Electronic databases and grey literature were systematically searched, duplicates removed, and eligible studies quality appraised. Four studies met the inclusion criteria.