There are many reasons youth sports have a positive impact on young people’s lives and in this article, we’ll try to dissect some of them. We’ll also look at how you can get your child or student interested in joining sports in a healthy, natural way. Without any further ado let’s jump straight into it.
1. Health Benefits
The biggest and most obvious benefit of playing sports is the physical fitness increase your child will increase. Physically fit children have a lower risk of heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes.
Keep the Weight Under Control
Childhood obesity is a huge problem especially in America and sports help fight the issue in a very big way. If kids exert themselves more and burn more calories the chances of them being overweight greatly diminish.
Improve Cardiovascular Endurance
2. Social Benefits
Improves Academic Results
Sports help keep kids focused. The focus has been shown to help kids work harder and as a result, get better grades and results in their examinations.
This ties into our last point, but playing sports increases focus and as a direct result your child’s concentration in and out of the classroom.
Increases Self-esteem and Self-confidence
With more achievements in the field, kids have a greater sense of accomplishment and experience an increase in their self-esteem and self-confidence.
Keeps Them Out of Drugs
Focused, driven children are far less likely to fall into bad habits like drug usage as their minds are occupied with productive activities and are not idle and easily malleable.
Decrease Dropout Rate
Like our previous points, focused children who are actively taking part in academics and co-curricular activities will undoubtedly have a higher chance of finishing their high school education.