Why Youth Sports
Research shows a child's involvement in sports helps them to improve their social interaction, increase their confidence, and improve their listening skills and health. Participation in sports is linked to higher grades, lower dropout rate, reduced truancy and lower crime rates.
Kids play sports to have fun, belong to a group, find excitement and gain recognition. It allows them to improve their skills and learn new ones, become fit, and find “success” (which is not shown on the scoreboard alone). When children are playing sport, they are learning how to interact with the world around them and the people in it. Through
sports, children learn how to contribute to something bigger than themselves.