All sports and physical activities have a certain inherent value for kids, but different kids are drawn to different sports for a reason. Some kids enjoy the camaraderie of team sports, or the rough-and-tumble physicality of sports like football or hockey. Others, though, enjoy the solitude of sports like golf, tennis or cross-country running. Needless to say, contact sports can sometimes be dangerous, so there are a rising number of non-contact options for both kids and adults alike. Kids still need the same safety equipment for non-contact boxing as for contact boxing, such as helmets and mouth guards, but overall, non-contact boxing is a safe and beneficial sport for kids. Here are five benefits to non-contact boxing for kids.