Participation and involvement in sports can positively impact both children and adults. But for young boys who participate in sports, those benefits have the potential to last a lifetime. Whether they play an individual or a team-based sport, the benefits are substantially more than just physical fitness. Participating in sports helps boys shape self-esteem, build confidence, and motivates them to achieve goals. For young boys, sports are where true social skills are built, and where goal setting attitudes and commitments take root.