My son received this game as a birthday present last January and has been playing it nonstop ever since then. He loves the fact that he can play against other people or against imaginary players within the game itself. He has learned a lot about the game of Football without the bumps and bruises of the real football field. He has learned to make decisions as to what plays to try depending on different situations. He has learned that sometimes regardless of how hard you try, there may be someone out there who is better than you and that is okay. He has learned to be a gracious winner as well as a good loser. The game never gets dull or old because of the many, many different teams that he can choose to play against. He can experience playing different positions in order to learn techniques valuable to each posititon. He has gained a lot of self esteem from playing this game and I believe will continue to play it for a long, long time.