Basketball Is a healthy and fun sports kids not only enjoy but regular exercise can build the foundation for them staying active later in life. Learning the basics of basketball will also help your child with basic coordination, teamwork and making friends along the way. Basketball helps to build endurance, motor control, ankle stability, balance, coordination, agility and social skills. It’s a high-intensity sport and helps with cardiovascular health, aerobic capacity, and energy levels, metabolism which can help with concentration in school. Basketball helps children understand teamwork, how to deal with triumph and defeat, skills that will help them throughout life.