It’s important for boys to feel they are part of a group. They need that support and camaraderie. Often this comes it the form of a sports team.
In sports they work together toward a common goal; literally a goal in soccer. They empathize with a teammate who takes a stinging soccer ball to the face. They cumulatively feel the disappointment of a loss and the joy and triumph of a win.
It takes group effort
Forging human connections.