The National Alliance for Youth Sports believes that participation in sports and activities develops important character traits and lifelong values in children which can create a positive impact in their lives.
- Sports boost self-esteem
- Playing sports helps develop teamwork and leadership skills
- It’s a natural stress reliever
- Kids develop lifelong healthy lifestyle habits
- It’s fun!
Additionally, it helps student athletes learn to advocate for themselves – a life long tool necessary in adulthood. Check out this GREAT article from the National Federation of State High School Associations