Sports boost self-esteem – Children learn to be confident on the field. Seeing their hard work pay off has a positive impact on their self-esteem. When kids achieve their goals on the field it teaches them they can achieve any other goal they set later in life.
Sport builds character – Playing sports at a young age enables children to participate in social interactions and build skills such as teamwork, leadership, and responsibility as they learn to work with others to achieve a common goal. This type of setting allows children to develop and practice different mental and moral qualities they acquire from their surroundings on the field, at the school and at home.
Develop teamwork and leadership skills – Working as a team to reach a common goal helps children develop communication and problem solving skills that will benefit them on the field and off.
Is a natural stress reliever – Exercise is a great way for kids to loosen up and let go. Sports also help kids develop tight bonds with their teammates which will provide them with a support system.
Develop lifelong healthy lifestyle habits – Regular physical activity improves a child’s fitness and helps them to stay in shape.
They’re fun! – The memories made playing youth sports will last a lifetime. You may forget the name of your 6th grade Science teacher, but the memory of scoring the winning goal in the Youth Soccer Championship will always stay with you.
Allowing children to participate in youth sports is a great way for them to explore and develop lifelong skills. When children are playing sport, they are learning how to interact with the world around them and the people in it. In sports, children learn how to contribute to something bigger than themselves.